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The Thursday Find - Fowlst

By , on June 15, 2017
Last modified 2 months, 1 week ago

Oh look. It's Thursday. The fourth day of the working week. There are probably other facts about Thursday that I could regale you with, but since this is AppSpy and not DayOfTheWeekSpy you probably won't be that interested.

Instead let's do a Thursday Find. After all, that's the sort of thing we like to do on a Thursday. And this week we've got a pretty impressive little gem for you. Honestly, I had trouble choosing what to suggest you should play. Thankfully though, a pun showed me the way.

Anyhow, as usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to swoop over to the App Store and download it. And if you think something else deserved to get the prestigious accolade this week, feel free to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Fowlst

Fowlst is a two-touch arcade blast that mixes together ideas from shooters and dodgers to create something that's both beautifully chaotic and decidedly morish.

You play an angry owl that's being beset by angry demons. It's up to you to bottom bounce them back to the corner of hell they crawled out of.

Of course the demons have other ideas about that, and spend a lot of their time firing lasers at your face. Dodge the lasers, stay alive, kill as many monsters as you can.

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At its heart the game is a high-score chaser, but it's wonderfully compulsive. Throw in some environmental hazards and an upgrade system and you're left with an experience that has a surprising amount of meat on its birdy bones.

The controls mean anyone can pick it up and have a go, and the way you can toughen up your vengeful birdo means you've always got something to push on and achieve.

All in all, Fowlst is just an awful lot of fun. It might not be revolutionary, but the tweaks it makes to the genre definitely make it worth picking up and playing. So go and do that.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here


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