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Bottle Cap Blitz Review

By , on April 22, 2013
Last modified 1 year, 7 months ago

Bottle Cap Blitz
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • Relaxing and addictive.
  • A good progression scale.

CONS

  • Those looking for deep gameplay are not going to find it here.

VERDICT

Sometimes we just want a high score game that is simple, and has enough to keep us trying to top our best effort. Bottle Cap Blitz is that kind of game.


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Now usually games like Bottle Cap Blitz can be easy to discount. They're very simple premises (even more simple than when a game here is praised for being simple), they're high score games, and they offer brief gameplay bursts with a small dose of progression to keep people enthralled. There's nothing wrong with this formula. Games like Paper Toss were able to use its simple premise and mechanics to make something fiendishly addictive, and funnily enough Bottle Cap Blitz is in the same boat.

You find yourself vacationing in a tropical paradise, so already you're expecting a game that's laid back and relaxing. The goal is that in a minute, you need to flick as many bottle caps as possible to break all the ice cubes thrown in your path. Based on your score, you gain coins and experience. It all sounds rather banal yes? Let me tell you that it's not. I mean if that's all there was, it would be a rather shallow experience, but as you level up, more mechanics get added to the game. Power-ups that slow down the cubes or blast the entire screen become unlocked, but the most interesting addition is the combo chain. The game starts to throw out ways of hitting more than one ice cube in a row, and if you can keep hitting combo shots before the meter drops, your score will exponentially rise. This is the key to getting the highest score possible, as well as rising through the level ranks quickly.

Now usually the coins in games like this go towards a store full of aggressive in-app purchases, but the store just has one thing in it, novelty bottle caps. If you would like to flick the cap of your favourite alcoholic beverage instead of just 'soda', you can buy it out of those available. Certainly a refreshing change of pace, and perhaps connects thematically to the whole laid back nature of the game.

So while you won't be finding a deep gameplay experience here, Bottle Cap Blitz is quick, has some good progression, and its mechanics are handled in a way that makes the whole thing quite addictive. If you're looking for an entertaining time waster, this is as good a purchase as any.

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