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DEMOLITION DASH HD [IOS] – REVIEW (80%)

07 Aug

Demolition Dash HD is a run and jump game released by dreamfab.

Take control of the tiny monster Zilla and annihilate everything in sight on your way through eight famous cities.

Demolition Dash offers two types of gameplay, a World Rampage and an Endless Run. The World Rampage moves through the cities one by one and gives you objectives for a level. The Endless Run moves randomly through the cities, with no objectives other than survive and cause mass destruction.

On the way through the city you have to leap holes in the ground, avoid or destroy the enemy police/army and collect the odd power up (Power ups and few and far between.)

Gameplay wise this game is very similar to Monster Dash. Zilla arrives in a section of a city and starts running. You can jump to collect objects and leap holes and you can also roar, which will destroy or throw objects around you, and can be used to blast away enemies. If you fall off the screen or are hit by an enemy then you lose a “life”, but do not die immediately. The lives are done well, with Zilla losing a section of his tail, once all the sections are gone, then Zilla dies.

The game is controlled with two touch buttons, a jump button on the left hand side and a roar button on the right. You are able to double jump, but tapping the jump button again before you land.

The graphics and sounds are both good. However, one of my minor complains about the game is the lack of differences between the cities. The background image changes, but the enemy and city scape stay the same. A few different buildings, tree or vehicles would have been a nice touch. The music remains the same, but uses different instruments for it, like steel drums when in Rio and some japanese instruments when in Japan.

On the upside:

  • Nicely designed and presented.
  • Fast and fun gameplay.
  • Good use of Zilla’s tail to control lives.

On the downside:

  • Repetitive gameplay, if played non- stop. (Endless run can become dull after playing for ten mins +)
  • No feel of travelling to new lands (with only the background and music changing)
  • Roar is not always effective, you think you pressed in time, but still lose a life.
  • Power-up are too uncommon, I have only grown in size once after two hours of play.

Overall, this is an enjoyable and playable title. It has taken the tried and tested formula, and does a nice job with making itself unique. This game is great for the more casual gamer, who will play for time to time. I think with a few tweaks and improvement this could be one of the best games of it’s type.

Rating: 80%

Size: 60.6 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.49

Link: Demolition Dash HD – dreamfab

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Posted by on August 7, 2011 in Game - Arcade, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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