Ragdoll Blaster - A Physics Puzzler Review
- Simple, yet innovative.
- Lots of levels.
- More music would have been nice.
A physics based puzzle game that offers a lot of variation on a simple concept. Worth a look if you're looking for an addictive puzzler.
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Puzzle games are always fun for a diversion, but add physics, and it becomes hard to put down. In Ragdoll Blaster, you control a cannon that fires ragdoll puppets. The goal of each level is to hit a bullseye using as few ragdolls as possible. By changing trajectory and the strength of your shot, obstacles can be shot over, and objects can be interacted with in order to reach your goal.
The cannon is controlled via the touch screen. By dragging and tapping, the targeting reticle is moved and the cannon is fired. The further away from the cannon, the stronger the shot. Objects such as boulders, planks of wood, levers, and hammers can be manipulated by your cannon to hit that bullseyes.
The game has a very minimalist aesthetic. The background is graph paper, and everything looks like a blueprint. The sound is minimalist too, with sparse sound effects and the only music being 'Hall of the Mountain King' played randomly. The game has over a hundred levels, and updates keep adding to it, so there's a lot of puzzling to be had here.
Ragdoll Blaster is an example of a simple concept done well. If you enjoy puzzle games, or find any amusement in shooting ragdolls out of cannons and watching them flop around, there's more than enough content here to keep you busy for a while.
Description"I'm extremely impressed by Ragdoll Blaster, and as a huge fan of physics games, I can't believe I waited until now to play it.", Touch Arcade
"Expertly designed, sublimely presented and with cause for replay after replay, Ragdoll Blaster is the king of experimentation that ends with a brilliant bang.", Pocket Gamer
". . . Ragdoll Blaster, quite simply one of the most engaging, frustrating, enjoyable and addictive games now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.", The Apple Blog
"This game is nearly perfect in implementation for this platform . . .", iphoneappreviews.net
Do you love firing cannons and solving puzzles?
Then Ragdoll Blaster from Backflip Studios is the game for you!
Ragdoll Blaster combines the fun of firing ragdolls from cannons with the challenge of a puzzle game . . . while simulating real physics. It is fun, fast paced and addictive - requiring both agile fingers and an active mind. You simply touch the screen to aim and fire your ragdoll at increasingly more difficult targets. The object is to complete the levels using as few ragdolls as possible . . . easier said than done.
This game is the latest entry in the popular ragdoll physics-based puzzle genre, but has been given an entirely new spin using the innovative controls of the iPhone/iPod Touch. It introduces a whole new world of springs, pistons, wheels, buttons, motors and other complex moving objects designed to enhance the game and prevent you from hitting targets.
- Incredibly simple yet addictive.
- Over 100 increasingly challenging levels to complete.
- Single tap to aim, fire and control velocity.
- Flying ragdolls.
- Intuitive user interface.
- Action packed.
- Real physics.
- Play in-game music or anything from your iPhone/iPod Touch.
- Scoring per level and in total.
- Submit and compare your scores online.
- Saves game progress.
- Easy to play, difficult to master.
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