Mad Cows Review
- Pick your animal and try their stages (all with unique skills).
- Multiplayer is an interesting addition.
- Multiplayer is only friend based (no random games when you feel like it).
- Everything on screen is far too small.
A shameless Angry Birds clone. Multiplayer is an interesting addition, but we've all played this game before, and it's been done much better too.
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So we've had Angry Birds, now we have Mad Cows. What's next? Perturbed Kangaroos? Confused Marmosets? Well let's stop giving designers ideas and delve into a pretty blatant Angry Birds clone. Oh yes there are some differences, including the addition of a multiplayer component, but this is the type of game you've seen and played many times before.
You have six animals to choose from. Each have their own levels, and each have a special ability. It's interesting because instead of having a level revolve around an interesting combination of slingshot-ed creatures, you get to play levels based around the mechanics you enjoy the most. Sadly the animals don't bring much new to the table. The cow boosts your score, the chicken drops eggs, the sheep explodes, the ram unleashes a powerful forward charge attack (get it?). Most of the levels are set up with a quick win scenario, where there's a well placed beam or area to aim for that can best crush all the farmers with a well placed shot.
Getting that well placed shot though is trickier than it sounds. For starters the animals and farmers are quite minuscule, with no zoom options. Dragging back to fire your animal is often misinterpreted as a camera pan input, and judging where you're going to fling the hapless creature is a game of trial and error, with an abundance of restarts. This lack of precision carries over to the multiplayer in which you and your opponent each have a base, and you need to destroy theirs before they destroy yours. While the slot machine mechanic is interesting enough in choosing which animal you get to use (as is the multiplayer concept in the first place), not having a solid shooting mechanic to base the game on costs this title dearly in the fun department.
So unless you really want to play a physics flinger against your friends, Mad Cows is hard to recommend. In the world of Angry Birds clones, sadly there are many games that do it so much better.
DescriptionDon't get Angry…get even!
Mad Cows pits player versus player in online castle bashing mayhem! Mad Cows is a multiplayer spoof of a wildly popular birds vs pigs physics game designed exclusively for iOS!
Mad Cows was designed around its multiplayer experience for awesome action, strategy, and a bit of luck. You've had years of practice against enemies that can't fight back, so now its time to put those skills to the true challenge: Against another player!
6 DIFFERENT ANIMALS TO THROW
Choose an animal from your herd and let your enemies feel their furry fury! Toss the poisonous pig with a gas attack to eliminate farmers behind cover or the 'battering' Ram who can crack even the most defended blocks with his charge attack. Choose a strategy and choose your animal.
• The Chicken can drop Egg Bombs straight down.
• The Sheep can detonate upon request and cause collateral damage.
• The Ram can be tapped to let out a powerful charge attack.
• The Pig releases poisonous gas that kills any farmer that inhales it.
• The Cow adds extra points to your score when tapped.
• The Bunny multiples into 3 baby bunnies to spread the damage.
60 SINGLE PLAYER STAGES
Sharpen your skills going solo in 60 single player levels. Each animal has their own set of stages to master. Each stage is designed around that animals specific skills so you can practice alone and bring your improved skills online. Earn stars based on your performance and compete in leader boards.
TRACK YOUR STATS, UNLOCK ACHIEVEMENTS, AND COMPETE IN ONLINE LEADERBOARDS
Your statistics are recorded so that you can show off or be embarrassed by how many victories you've had, the number of animals you've thrown, and more! GameCenter is integrated with plenty of unlockable achievements to increase your swag, online leader boards to compete in, and general chaos to be had by all!