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The Thursday Find, our weekly iPhone and iPad recommendation - The Muscle Hustle

By , on November 2, 2017
Last modified 1 year ago

Okay it's Thursday. Normally I'd kick things off with some epic preamble about literally nothing, but I don't want to do that today. Instead I'm just going to hit that content hard.

And that content is the Thursday Find. Click the emboldened name of the game below and you'll be able to download it from the App Store. Disagree? Add a comment in the comments section. Sweet. We are good to go.

The Muscle Hustle

What would happen if you crossed wrestling with marbles? Well a lot of people would say you were crazy. They'd say you'd gone too far. Others would call you a maverick, a visionary, the sort of person who could lead us into a golden age of mash ups between pretend sports and childhood pastimes.

Either way the end result would look a lot like The Muscle Hustle. It's a game that sees you collecting a roster of wrestlers, training them up, then taking them to the ring to do battle. And it's in that ring that the marble comparisons kick in.

You see, rather than grappling with your foes, you're flicking your wrestlers into them. It's a bit like Angry Birds, I suppose, but rather than destroying structures you're trying to pound faces. And there are some interesting twists that add a layer of tactics to proceedings.

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For example, your wrestlers have their own special moves that you trigger by smashing an ally into them. Some of them throw illegal weapons at the opposing teams, others will climb the top rope if you barge them into the corner.

It's smart, and it means you're not just trying to whomp your foes as many times as possible. There's positional consideration too, and sometimes chairs and other objects get hurled into the ring for your violent pleasure.

It might not be the most authentic wrestling game out there, but there's still a thrilling crunch to the violence here. And it's something that anyone is going to be able to get the hang of in a few minutes flat.