29 Oct

WackyLands Boss is a side scrolling beat ’em up released by Chillingo Ltd.

The application opens to a cartoon FMV of your monsters plan to clear his view, you can then create a boss in one of the three profile slots. Once you have creature your monster from the limited options available (more is unlocked as you progress through the game and gain levels) you can attack your first humans in the sort tutorial. The game itself is much mash a button basher. Get to a group of enemy hit them and move on, maybe use a special power or two.

As extras, you can unlock three mini games as you progress through the game, and there are also achievements to gain.

The graphics are good and even the monster is loveable. The sounds are also good.

The major issue I have with this game are the controls. All are done on the touch screen, press and hold the left side of the screen to move left, press and hold the right side to move right. Tap the screen to attack. Swipe up to pick up etc. So fighting standing still is easy, however, archers etc appear at the side of the screen, you walk towards them. You press attack and the move away before you can hit them, so you have to hold the move again. This is especially true with slower weapons. Also I found the swipe up and down very hit and miss and often frustrated at the monster did not do what I wanted.

On the upside:

  • Great fun evolving your monster
  • Nicely designed game

On the downside:

  • Terrible controls
  • Longevity may be an issue.

Overall, if it was not for the annoying controls this would be a fun and funny game. It is great that you can evolve your monster, and there is a lot here in the games favour. However, the controls are such and issue that it stops this being the game it could be. The simple inclusion of an option for a virtual joypad would resolve many of my issues with this game.

Rating: 71%

Size: 19.8 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.59

Link: Wackylands Boss

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Posted by on October 29, 2010 in Game - Arcade, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews


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