Fun Angry Birds type game with a few twists. Needs some polish, but well worth the asking price.
With a fancy dual core android phone, a dual core Android tablet and an iPhone 4, I’m still taking my time getting into mobile gaming. Yes, I am a 3DS “Ambassador” (apparently Nintendo, couldn’t think of a better label, but at least I got 10 free games), but I still don’t consider my phone or tablet to be gaming devices – multipurpose yes, but gaming device, no. My kids game on my mobile devices far more then I do; this is probably what gets me playing on these devices the most. Either they ask for help or come across something that looks kind of fun.
I was asked to review Troncho Shoot not fully knowing what to expect. There are so many games and apps on the Google Playstore that I doubt that anyone could really spend a decent amount of time with all of them. There some hits (and some big misses) as well as some fun time killers. I definitely found Troncho Shoot to be a fun little time killing game.
Troncho Shoot is an Angry Birds style game (with evil Sheep instead of birds) where our hero, Troncho, is used to take out the enemy. I did like the fact that you start with 1 shot, and as you make successful shots you earn more. I feel that it added a new twist, which created a better challenge then Angry Birds. It didn’t feel like I could simply brute force my way through this one, and that was kind of refreshing. The use of items, as well as portals is also creative, and I found the physics engine to be quite tight for a game from a small dev.
This game is not without its flaws; I did find the UI cluttered and I was unable to purchase the full version (I did contact the dev about this, and they are quite good about communicating; hopefully I will be able to update this review soon with a resolution).
I do need to applaud the dev for their honesty; the begin by stating that the game is ad supported and it clearly spells out notifications, ads displayed, and apps that are installed in order to help out the devs. While it is a bit of a turnoff, at least it was clear and upfront. I would have liked an option to buy the fullgame here, so that I could just skip reading this list and get right into the experience. I think devs underestimate how many people are willing to pay for good apps!
Overall this was fun, and I am sure that the devs will work very hard to improve this game in the next version. Be sure to try the free app – you might just find a new favourite game!
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