Max Damage Review
- Pick up and play controls; drag and let go to aim and fire.
- Fun puzzle/chain-reaction style levels; mixes things up from the regular destruction.
- Bright cartoonish style; multiple characters to choose from.
- Final scores can take a long time to process.
- Some levels focus too heavily on chance; the same (or near enough) shot can result in wildly different scores.
Max Damage is a simple physics-based puzzler/shooter that focuses on general destruction; it's nothing we haven't seen before, but the chain-reaction levels can be a literal blast.
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Max likes to blow things up. Some would say this makes him a social time-bomb, but then again others would gladly place a cannon in his hands to see what happens. Max Damage by Digital Goldfish sets aside the worrying idea that people have left a weapon along with their expensive goods in the vicinity of such a disturbed child and goes with the flow.
Instead of having specific objects that need to be destroyed (say like pigs), you need to aim for the most amount of destruction, targeting expensive items so they fall and are broken in preference to cheaper ones. Max is provided with a variety of ammunition to reach these high-scores, shooting everything from basic cannons to bouncy balls and explosive charges. Each level provides a new challenge that can range from simply toppling a complex structure to finding a chain-reaction that results in the damage you want.
It's a neat approach to what is already a well established genre, though aiming can be difficult on levels that require finessed shots with lower power as your finger obscures the gauge. This comes on top of the standard woes of minor changes in angle resulting in vastly different results thanks to the physics engine, making some levels a pain to complete. Thankfully the game does provide skips, but patience and practice can win out as well if you don't mind the repetitive soundtrack.
While the focus on performing damage brings its own challenges, it doesn't feel as rewarding to succeed when you occasionally depend on blind luck for the physics to swing in your favor. If you enjoyed the original Flash title you'll get a kick out of the polish that has gone in to this release, but if you've played cannon titles on your iPhone already this is an easy title to overlook.
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Now updated with new levels. 150 in total!
Prepare to cause mayhem and mischief as you take control of Max, an ordinary, everyday kid, except for one small, minor detail. Max has a cannon! He also loves nothing more than using it to cause as much damage as possible wherever he goes. Nothing is safe when Max is around, not even his own house!
That’s right the online flash game and everyone’s favourite mischief maker are finally making their debut on iOS and they are bringing with them a whole host of new action packed surprises never before seen in the online game.
Life is fun for a kid with a cannon and Max has a whole host of projectiles designed for destruction. Join Max for a typical day in his life as you make your way through 50 brand new action packed and puzzling physics powered levels.
Using Max’s cannon fire various projectiles at a wide range of targets, from fridges to microwaves and BBQ’s to lovely artwork trying to rack up the most damage possible.
This instalment of Max Damage brings an all-new 3 star ranking system based on your performance as well as Game Center achievements and a whole load of fun. Cause Max Damage and collect Damage Dollars every time you gain a 3 star rank on a level. These Damage Dollars can then be used in the in game store to unlock a host of new content including new level packs and the brand new wrecking ball! Struggling to gain 3 stars? Simply deploy the wrecking ball and watch the objects fly.
• 150 levels of physics based carnage
• All new targets and projectiles not available in the online game
• Game Center achievements
• 3 star reward system for maximum replay value
• Retina display
• Simple pick up and play game style
What's New in Version 1.3Bug Fixes
Fixed a bug which meant the game would not run properly on some devices.
Also fixed a volume bug which meant then mute function did not work.