Battle Blasters Review
- Publisher: Little Guy Games Inc
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 11 Jan, 2010
- Size: 34.5 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Nice clean graphics and sound.
- Easy to pick up and play.
- Deeper than it seems.
- No online mulitplayer yet.
- Controls a little fiddly.
Fans of local multiplayer games or futuristic battle games will love this. Easy to recommend.
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Battle Blasters is a futuristic combat sport which pits ruthless warriors against each other in a fight for survival, all for the entertainment of the veiwing audience. Players take up position at the top and bottom of the screen and must annihalate the opponent using projectile attacks and shields for defense.
Players use the touch screen for all movement and attack moves, and for the most they are quite intuitive. Tap in your area of play to move around and avoid attacks, swipe at your enemy to launch a powerful slow shot or swipe faster to fire a quick attack. Powerful shots are able to absorb the fast ones, and they can also be reflected back. Each character also has a unique ability, activated by tapping on them. These range from throwing knives to double shots and give some depth to the battles.
The game is nicely presented with cartoonish 2D visuals which quickly fill the screen with all the blasts and beams from the barrels of the guns. The music and sound effects fit well with the theme of the game too, and do not become dull quickly.
The campaign mode consists of six to seven levels, with more characters unlocked each time you beat it. While not too challenging on easy, playing on hard can put your skills to the test. The local multiplayer is a little too awkward with two people using the same screen, and there has been no bluetooth online features implemented, which is a shame. Overall Battle Blasters is a fun little timewaster that shows promise if updated properly.
DescriptionIt’s the year 3042 and the ultimate form of entertainment is the Battle Blasters tournament which pits the world’s best fighters against each other in gun-blasting death matches. Take control of a roster of futuristic combatants trained in the art of armed conflict. To succeed you will need to determine your opponent’s fighting style, avoid their attacks and unleash your own devastating specials and combos.
Built with original artwork, unique character designs, and live recorded audio, Battle Blasters includes several gameplay modes and features:
• Campaign Mode - Battle your way through fearsome opponents across three difficulty levels. Unlock Supreme difficulty to compete against the elite Battle Blasters fighters.
• Multiplayer – Engage your friends in intense 1-on-1 battles on the same device!
• Bluetooth Local Multiplayer - play against your friends on different devices!
• Quickplay – Hone your skills against any fighter in the Battle Blaster tournament
• Facebook Leaderboards - Post your high scores to Facebook Leaderboards to compete against your friends and other Battle Blasters fighters across the world!
"...as I played and eventually conquered Battle Blasters, I began to finally understand what those fighting game fanatics were raving on about...Battle Blasters contains a hidden level of strategic depth that, once discovered, really changes the nature of the game."
"The addictive nature of the gameplay ensures Battle Blasters quite literally packs a punch... The single player potion of the game is a real challenge. While completing the game on the default Easy setting won't take you long, finishing it on Hard is no mean feat."
"The controls are easy and completely gesture-based... I had no control problems whatsoever, and the gestures were intuitive and easy to use."
"For a game as simple as it looks, Battle Blasters is a technical fighters dream. This is not just a game for the casual gamer... If you like fighting games, then Battle Blasters should be at the top of your list. Download this game now!"
"Battle Blasters is a very consistent effort that looks and plays equally well. While pretty satisfying when played for short bursts, those looking to master the game will be rewarded by the game’s subtle nuances... It offers a unique thrill that is easy to pick-up, but may be hard to put down."
Battle Blasters is an intense shooting/fighting experience for your iPhone or iPod Touch. It features six characters, each with their own unique fighting style, abilities, and special weapons. Whether human, robot, alien, or something in between, in Battle Blasters the only language is gunshots and the only currency is plasma and lasers.
What's New in Version 1.1LOCAL BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER NOW AVAILABLE!
Play against your friends over bluetooth
+ same-device multiplayer control adjustments