- Publisher: Groundbreaking Games
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 1 Feb, 2011
- Size: 42.7 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Flashy 2D graphics; neon crossbreed between pachinko and pinball machines.
- Easy to master gameplay; fun despite its simplicity.
- Varied power-ups to experience in each tier of levels.
- Great music tracks to enjoy.
- Lacking in depth; luck plays a key part in high scoring.
- Progression limited to unlocking levels; no specific rewards for dedicated playing.
Puckerz! is a fast-paced casual title that pushes all the right buttons without requiring much concentration; a great way till chill out from more demanding games.
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Being a dedicated gamer can be tiring, not in the sense that it's physically demanding, but sometimes the long bouts of concentration can be draining. This is where casual games tend to fill the gap, providing a fun, mindless way to enjoy your spare time without the same demands that other titles expect of you. Puckerz! by Groundbreaking Games is like a breath of fresh air, providing gameplay that requires nothing more than your willingness to keep smashing shiny objects in an attempt to reach a high score.
Think of it like Angry Birds, but set in a pinball machine, with all the bells and whistles that are associated with it. Dragging back on your puck (of which there are seven designs to choose from) sets the power and angle at which you'll slide around the screen and you'll keep bouncing around until you run out of steam from breaking obstacles and collecting orbs or you fall victim to a trap. Time is added or subtracted depending on the success of your run and players can keep flinging their puck over and over until the time runs out. Each stage has a minimum collection amount to succeed, but bonus points are awarded for collecting and smashing everything within the time limit.
Power-ups help to speed up the process, though they're a double-edge sword that can result in wasting your time just as much as they can help in saving it. Bumpers, cannons and walls provide additional hazards that can extend or end your run, but Puckerz! isn't all about randomly succeeding and placing a small amount of thought in to your shot can result in some spectacular visual explosions (and points to match it).
If anything is missing from Puckerz!, it's a sense of progression via unlockable bonuses or perhaps unique pucks to signify the time/effort you've placed in to the game. This could also provide a launching point for game-changing effects that reward players for the time they've placed in to the game as there's little differentiation in the gameplay of the first and last levels besides the power-ups.
Puckerz! isn't going to revolutionize your gaming experience, but if you're after a fast, flashy game with little in the way of demands, this is for you.
Description★ What's HOT in Australia, Germany and Singapore!
"Its 'Peggle meets air hockey' gameplay is incredibly fun and addictive" - SlideToPlay
★ UNLEASH YOUR PUCK TO BEAT THE CLOCK
Pull, aim, release and unleash your Puck and watch it wreak havoc around each destructible but trap-laden levels to collect as many orbs as you can before the time runs out.
★ CONQUER THE GAME IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE
Play the game in Normal Mode where you need to collect all the orbs in a level to get 3 stars. Then test your skills in Time Attack Mode where you are only given 10 seconds to start off with in each level. Finally, play the game in Sudden Death Mode, where there is no time limit as long as you don't miss an orb in every shot, and put your aim and precision to the test.
★ BREAKOUT AND PINBALL REDEFINED
Get ready to be addicted as Puckerz! combines the fast-paced tension of breakout games with the physics-based, addictive fun of pinball games, visualized with sleek eye candy graphics, DJ'ed with a pop techno soundtrack, and wrapped in a pick-up-and-play package. Brick-breaking will never be the same again.
✓ Easy to Pick Up and Play Experience
✓ Fast-Paced Addictive Gameplay
✓ 30 Action-Packed Levels in 3 Playable Modes
✓ 7 Cool Pucks to choose from
✓ Sleek, Techno Eye Candy Graphics in Full Retina Display
✓ Upbeat and Engaging Soundtrack
✓ Game Center and OpenFeint Achievements and Leaderboards
★ WHAT GAMERS SAY ABOUT PUCKERZ!:
"Puckerz! is a fast-paced gem of a game that's unlike anything else on the iPhone." - (4.5/5 stars) Gamezebo
"Puckerz! is a great pick-up-and-play experience that has that same 'just one more turn' draw as Peggle." - (3/4) SlideToPlay
"Great polished graphics, and one of the best soundtracks in an iPhone game definitely makes it something well worth getting." - (4/5 stars) TouchGen
"Puckerz! is an extremely addictive and very amusing game." - (4/5 stars) Touch Reviews
"Its easy-to-play nature gives it an addictive quality. You'll want to keep playing and playing. This is a fun, casual game that everyone can enjoy." - (4/5 stars) 148Apps
"Meld uber-polished visuals and sterling sound design with a beautifully simple concept to incredibly compelling effect. Puckerz! is an absolutely effortless recommendation." - (4/5 stars) iFanzine
"All I can say is that it's a great Pucking experience! Get This Game Now! Highly Recommended." - (4.5/5 stars) Nine Over Ten 9/10
"One of the greatest updates in the history of updates!" - (5/5 stars) An Honest iTunes Citizen
What's New in Version 1.1★ What's New in 1.1:
✓ Eye-Popping Retina Display
✓ 2 New Game Modes (Time Attack and Sudden Death)
✓ In-Game Zooming
✓ Puck Brakes
✓ 3-Star Ranking System
✓ Remastered Graphics and Gameplay
✓ Improved Level Design
✓ New Leaderboard for each Game Mode
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The Groundbreaking Team