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Box Cat Review

By Dave Flodine, on December 1, 2011


Box Cat
Download on the AppStore
Rating

PROS

  • Super Box Cat.
  • An interesting idea for a game.

CONS

  • Gets old quickly.

VERDICT

Box Cat is an amusing premise the will entertain for a little while but that's about all you're getting.


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Upon first play, Box Cat seems a little bit of a revenge tale. Cats have been the bane of the night-time motorist for a long while, and sadly many are accidentally hit. Box Cat is here to turn the tables by smashing into as many cars as possible, causing chain reactions resulting in pileups, and making trucks explode.

Each level starts on a city street. As Box Cat (or any of his unlockable cat cousins) you move back and forth, slamming into cars and sending them spinning out of control. There is also a dash button where you can charge up an attack and zoom across the street (this dash attack is needed to destroy the trucks at the end of each area). If a car hits another car while crashing, a multiplier starts, and the way to big score bonuses is to try and create as many of these chain reactions as possible. During the game, birds will fly by with time extensions and coins. If three coins are collected, Box Cat turns into Super Box Cat, who then proceeds to go all Godzilla on the already hapless motorists.

As there's not much to do besides vehicular mayhem, there are lists of objectives to accomplish to level up, which will unlock the other cats. There's also a survival and rush hour mode which adds a little bit of variety.

Box Cat uses a very simplistic retro art style along with an original chiptune score. The visuals are a little too simplistic however and the music gets on your nerves rather quickly. Box Cat is pretty much bite-sized fun based around a funny idea. Some may appreciate what it has to offer. 

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laurenwoofound 2 years, 2 months ago

Oh this game looks great! Simplicity is the key to this entertaining game!