Monster Dash Review
- Action oriented horizontal runner gameplay.
- Destructive and fun weapons to pick up.
- Plenty of achievements to conquer.
- A 'safe' release compared to Fruit Ninja.
Monster Dash walks the line between non-stop action and platforming in this runner title while featuring enough attention to detail to stand out from the crowd.
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Vampires, Demons and Mummies, oh my! ... oh and Zombies. I guess that didn't work so well, but that's ok because unlike my silly intro Halfbrick studios have made the combination work in their latest outing on the App Store, 'Monster Dash'.
The new game is ostensibly another horizontal runner and it's only slightly disappointing after the success of Fruit Ninja to see the studio playing it so safe. With that said, this runner isn't quite your average fare, with various monsters providing dangerous obstacles to kill or avoid (along with the occasional bed of spikes). Weapon power-ups give your hunter a chance to dispatch more than a handful of monsters at a time, however the real stand-out is the jet-pack gatling gun that can propel you skyward while raining down death and providing a convenient way to correct bad jumps.
Monster Dash really shines in the details of the game, from each area being themed specifically for the monsters you're dealing with to the incredible amount of challenges for achievement junkies to conquer. The game's sprite and weapon art also bear some resemblance to the Metal Slug series, however everything is given a shrinky-dink feel which is quite cute to watch.
But all of this still doesn't change Monster Dash from feeling like a 'safe' title, but if it receives as much update attention as Fruit Ninja it could certainly become a dangerously addictive title. Until then, Monster Dash is still an amazingly fun title packed with 'I can't believe I did that!' moments, making it a title you just have to try.
DescriptionFrom Halfbrick, creators of the legendary iPhone game Fruit Ninja comes the newest and most exciting world-hopping adventure!
In a world filled with monsters and without public transportation, one man is running.
That man is Barry Steakfries.
Monster Dash is an action game starring the lovable hero Barry Steakfries as he runs and shoots monsters with nothing to lose! Travel through portals to visit exotic world locations, battling demons, mummies, vampires and more! No monster is safe when Steakfries is on the case!
Instantly playable and simple to control, the action speeds up and changes gears with every new world. Best of all, there are weapon and health pickups to buff Steakfries into serious action mode! Blast your enemies with the one shot Pacifier, electro-charge your way to victory with Mr. Zappy, and look out for the ultimate in raining destruction -- the Machine Gun Jetpack!
Run as far as possible and shoot monsters along the way to amass high scores and collect awards.
Do the dash. Do the Monster Dash!
What's New in Version 1.25MONSTER DASH IS NOW UNIVERSAL WITH FAST APP SWITCHING!
Barry Steakfries fans unite! Today we are adding another tasty treat to the Monster Dash plate. We have now optimized Monster Dash for the iPad and updated the game to be released as a Universal app! Best of all, iPad owners can still enjoy the awesome price of 99 cents!
Also added is fast app switching, so for those players who love to jump in and out of dashing on a regular basis, you can now do so at lightning speed!
Thanks for all your continued support of Monster Dash and all of Halfbrick's games! We are here to stay and look forward to bringing you even more updates soon!
Don't forget to check out our newest game starring Barry Steakfries - Age of Zombies!
The Halfbrick Team