Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno Review
- Boss fights provide regular and sometimes challenging encounters to overcome.
- While not as pretty as the console version, it still has an intriguing happy-go-lucky demonic edge to its style.
- "ASH FOR THE RESCUE!"
- Uninspired side-scrolling action; objectives provide some variety, but it runs out of fresh ideas early on.
Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno puts on the guise of 'Wrath of the Dead Rabbit' and then squanders its quirky style with uninspired side-scrolling gameplay that hands the player a shallow gaming experience.
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At times I wonder if the incomplete release of a game is the result of hubris on the part of the developer, or a genuine lack of time to bring the pieces together. In any case, no matter how intriguing your idea may be, if it can't stand on its own two feet it's going to have a rough time in the hands of even the most casual of gamers. Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno is SEGA and Polm Studio's attempt at boiling down the Console and PC release of 'Wrath of the Dead Rabbit', but instead of a gorgeously hand-crafted platformer with Metroidvania-lite aspects, the end result is something far more bland.
You ride a bike. That bike can fly with a touch of a button as you automatically side-scroll through the many 'hell' themed stages. Oh and you can shoot bullets. Thus begins a monotone quest on the part of the player to collect coins, fulfill arbitrary objectives that rarely push you off the basic path, and to shoot down 'bosses' in an attempt to continue the cycle once again.
Not long after getting your bearings with the two-button control of jump and shoot, you're introduced to barriers you can't pierce through - at least not until you upgrade your gun. Grind your way through coin-littered stages, or push on through the content as it unlocks and you'll be granted the option of going back to previous stages to complete minor objectives for the sake of it. There's no real satisfaction in the achievement as you spend over 90% of your time earning the right to complete what is a trivial task of shooting yet _more_ enemies and barriers; no puzzles are solved (aside from the occasional dead-end path) and the experience never deviates.
Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno simply cruises along, hoping its quirky style and painfully annoying catchphrase of 'ASH FOR THE RESCUE!' will push you in to one more stage to see if something changes... but it doesn't.
While 'Hell Yeah!' may be a potentially fertile franchise on the console, the iOS version has crashed and burned.
Description**Please note, the following devices are NOT supported by this title:
iPod 1, 2 and 3
iPhone 1st generation, 3G and 3GS**
The devilish creator of the award winning console game, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, winner of best download game and best indie game in Destructoid’s ‘Best of E3 2012’ awards – brings you Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno.
You are Ash, a devil rabbit and the prince of Hell. Tool up with the meanest weapons, the scariest masks and craziest wheels to defeat the ugliest monsters. Hell Yeah! is a crazy action-adventure side-scroller set in Hell.
This is the perfect on-the-go companion for dressing up a psychotic rabbit (Ash) in ridiculous masks and shooting gruesome monsters. In Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno, you ride an awesome jetpack driller, avoid deadly obstacles, fire kick-ass weapons, exterminate ugly monsters, collect gold, level up, unlock collectibles and complete missions across the crazy worlds of Hell Yeah!
•The simplicity of two button gameplay.
•50 unique levels set in 5 different worlds.
•Avoid obstacles whilst thrusting through the game in the high-speed jetpack action.
•Break through walls and kill monsters using cool weapons including a machine gun and a rocket launcher.
•Defeat more than 30 monsters and collect their tokens
•Collect gold and unlock 50 new masks and jetpack skins!
•Find the Doom Token hidden within each level to unlock secret areas
•We’ll keep adding new content to Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno. Stay tuned!
COMING SOON: We are working away in Hell on some new updates with extra content to come in the near future.
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•Jack Lumber – 4.5 Stars
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•Works on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 (new screen resolution fully supported), iPad, iPad 2 and New iPad, iPod touch (4th and 5th generation).
•Requires iOS 4.3 or newer.
•Full Retina support for beautiful HD graphics.
•Widescreen for iPhone 5.
•Supports Game Center Challenges,
•Achievements and Leaderboards.
What's New in Version 1.2This update contains:
Language support for Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese