Bailout Wars Review

By , on December 12, 2009

Bailout Wars
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 9 Oct, 2009
  • Size: 7.2 MB
  • Price: $0.99
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4 out of 5


  • Humorous gameplay and visuals.
  • iPod access during gameplay via the options menu.
  • The game’s visual presentation is very smooth and looks terrific.


  • There is a significant difficulty wall that you’ll hit once you reach double digit waves.
  • The game doesn’t offer any online leaderboards options to players.
  • The gameplay itself can be a bit of a ‘tap-fest’, especially on later levels.


While it does have some issues, Bailout wars is an enjoyable play that fans of castle defence games, especially Knights Onrush, will have some fun with.

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Bailout Wars is the topical castle defence game from developer Gameloft, this time mimicking gameplay from Knights Onrush. Players must guard the American tax-payers sitting in the White House from the thieving and greedy bankers, by launching them in the air or buying upgrades to take them out.

Players fend off the bankers by tapping on them or flicking them up into the air. After a few rounds, you’ll need to use different strategies to eliminate the stronger bankers, like dragging helicopters down to the ground or flicking small bankers into the monstrous CEO’s. You’ll also earn cash which you can use to purchase upgrades to aid you like a Sniper, a Tank and even Uncle Sam – complete with his own devastating orbital laser attack.

The game’s humorous, cartoony visuals are very smooth and look great. There are also a number of high quality sounds and players have the option to use their iPod during gameplay. As for play options, there is only the one main mode available and while it doesn’t feature any leaderboards, players can unlock various achievements by completing different objectives.

Bailout Wars is an enjoyable and humorous take on the global financial crisis and while there isn’t really anything new on offer, the game is fun to play and worth a look at if you enjoy CD games. That being said, players might have a difficult time playing due to the large difficulty wall you’ll hit and lack of leaderboard options but at its current price, these issues are forgivable.


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