- 8-bit retro-arcade action fun.
- Multiple difficulty levels to start where you want.
- In-game purchase to remove ads.
- Shoot, shoot and shoot again; the simple gameplay doesn't evolve much over time.
Buganoids is another great free title from Backflip Studios and considering the price it's great addition to anyone's arcade collection.
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If Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios is to be believed (and why wouldn't we!), Buganoids is the last of the companies free titles for the Summer, but what a great title it is! Just about everything oozes with a classic arcade feel, from the simple sprite art of the game's characters to the cabinet style buttons themselves; for old arcade fans this is nostalgia without the need to throw quarters/tokens down a slot.
In each of the game's levels your character finds himself marooned on tiny, bug-infested planets and he'll have to make use of his weapons to survive the onslaught. Two buttons allow you to run around the planet, while two other buttons let you fire your weapon and bombs. No aiming is required as your character will fire his gun directly down from his position, which presents a few interesting problems to overcome including having to wait for enemies that fly 'above' him to be on the opposite side of the planet to be killed.
While there's not a lot of variety in the amount of 8-bit baddies to kill there's a surprising amount of planets to deal with, each with a slightly different arrangement of holes for the bugs to spring from. As with other free Backflip games, you'll have to deal with an advert sitting on top of the screen, but players can purchase an 'ad-free' unlock in the game itself if this gets too annoying.
Buganoids is fun, simple and best of all it captures that 'retro' feel perfectly, barely cutting any corners to ensure the experience is as authentic as possible. Definitely worth picking up for anyone's arcade collection.
Description"Buganoids is quite fun, and nails the retro arcade experience perfectly" -148Apps
"Buganoids is another great free title from Backflip Studios" -AppSpy
"It’s a throwback to the arcade games of the '80s" -Pocket Gamer
"It's a pretty simply mechanic that offers a surprising amount of depth" -TouchArcade
"Overall the game is very fun" -Pocket Full of Apps
"The gameplay is easy to pick up" - AppPicker
"The game is a blast " -iFanzine
Immerse yourself in classic arcade fun with BUGANOIDS, the latest FREE game from Backflip Studios, makers of PAPER TOSS, NINJUMP, and STRIKE KNIGHT! Blast your way from planet to planet on your mission to eliminate hoards of alien creatures bent on destroying you. Collect a variety of weapons to squash your opponents including flame-throwers, homing missiles, lasers and more. BUGANOIDS is an awesome throw-back to the addictive arcade games of the 80s. Fans of classic games will feel right at home with the 8-bit style graphics and synthesized sound effects.
-8 unique planets
-3 modes of difficulty
-A multitude of bug-blasting weapons
-Classic arcade controls
-Awesome retro graphics
-Evil alien bugs
-Original sound and music
-OpenFeint leader boards
-Optimized for iPhone 4 retina display
-Fast app switching
iPad users should check out Buganoids HD – it's FREE!
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