One Epic Game is a run, jump and gun game released by Chillingo Ltd.
“There’s only one hero who can save us all. Unfortunately, he’s busy, so it’s up to you instead. So now it’s time to protect the world from an alien invasion right in the middle of a zombie outbreak in a post-apocalyptic wasteland…full of all your favorite bad guys!”
Immediately on playing this game you will notice the similarities with Monster Dash, but does that make this a good or bad game?
Take control of “Alpha Dog” our gun wielding hero who’s job it is to run, jump and shot his way to victory jumping gaps, shooting enemies and all the usual other stuff.
Demolition Dash offers three types of gameplay, a campaign / story mode, challenges and a free run mode. The story mode is split up into short challenges, like run 800 meters with one life. Once the challenge is done you more onto the next part of the story which are seperated by sometimes funny cut scenes. Challenge mode is just a small group of challenges, like run 1000 meters. Free Run allows you to play like Monster Dash, endless running until your lifes run out or you fall down a gap.
On the way through the levels you have to leap holes in the ground, avoid or shot the enemy and collect the odd power up (weapons and health)
Gameplay wise this game is very similar to Monster Dash. Alpha Dog arrives in an area and starts running. As you shot enemies your score will increase, but you cannot keep shooting as from time to time something will appear that if shot you will lose a lot of points.
The game is controlled with two touch buttons, a jump button on the left hand side and a fire button on the right. The longer you hold the jump area the higher you will leap, sort tap equals a short jump.
The graphics and sounds are both good.
My biggest complain with the game is that you must grab the jetpack power up if it appears, as the floor will disappear and you will fall down the gap for a game over if you miss it. Also some of the collapsing platforms do not work correctly, they are too long and start to collapse as soon as they are touched, so can disappear from the screen before the next platform has come into view.
On the upside:
- Nicely designed and presented.
- Fast and fun gameplay.
On the downside:
- Repetitive is played several times in a row.
- Some very annoying challenges.
- Not Universal.
Overall, this is an enjoyable and playable title. It has taken the tried and tested formula, and does a nice job if it. This game is great for the more casual gamer, who will play for time to time. It really is just a challenge based Monster Dash game with a scoring system at the end of the day. A good game it is, Epic it isn’t.
Size: 35.3 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.69