BANG! HD the Official Video Game is a multiplayer card game released by Palzoun & SpinVector.
“The world’s best-selling Spaghetti-Western board-game is now playable online!”
This game is a true to the board-game conversion of Bang!, it even includes the cards from one of the expansion packs for free. If you have never played the game before you need not worry there is an excellent tutorial and all the rules are included in the application.
The rules are hard to explain in a review, but this is a turn based game with you playing a number of cards the can be used to attack other characters or defend yourself.
The game offers single and multiplayer options and several game play option can be switch on or off as desired to change the game.
Single player offers easy or normal mode, with easy giving simplier rules that the normal, ignoring the special abilities of the characters. Normal plays in the same way as the board-game. You can select your role, character and number of other computer controlled players.
Multiplayer is offer as Pass and Play with you passing around the iPad to the characters in turn. There is also an online multiplayer where you will need to register on Spinvector website and sign in with an account your create on there.
The game itself is very game, it has a few flaws, especially if you have several players if is possible for player 4 or 5 to die before they even get to draw a card, if the first players get some good cards.
There is a really nice user interface, which even includes themes for the board. The graphics of the cards are like the real world version, and there are so nicely drawn characters.
On the upside:
- True to the board-game.
- Nice little party game (more for adults than kids due to “killing out” other characters)
- Solid single player with lots of achievements to unlock.
On the downside:
- Plays the rules every time, with no option to switch off (you can skip it quick enough)
- The slide down to end you turn often actives the tab for the notificationt to appear.
- Sometimes given unnecessary turns, like when you have no cards left and someone shots you, you are still given a turn rather than just making you lose the health point.
Overall, this is a really nice board game conversion. It is not without its flaws, but a lot of these could be fixed with updates. If you have played the physical version of the game then you will more than likely find this a must have (especially if you have issues getting friends round to play it). For others it is worth a look if you like card games like magic the gathering and the like.
Size: 61.1 MB
Price (at time of review): £3.99