Daredogs – Dogfight, literally!
Tested version: 1.3
Latest version: 2.1
Requires Android: from 2.2
I don't know what this says about my personality, but I've always enjoyed fighter plane games. Daredogs is a game that adds an interesting component to dogfight games: actual dogs! Yup, that's right, we're talking battling pilot hounds! More after the jump.
Features & Use
The term “dogfight” has nothing to do with dogs: it's used to described fighter plane combat. Daredogs switches things up by adding real (well, virtual, but you know what I mean) dogs to the mix.
Daredogs are a bunch of experienced pilots that meet up every year for a showdown on an island. Bravo's dad was a legendary pilot that was shot down by his nemesis Rocco. Rocco play dirty and so Bravo is dead set on righting a wrong and claiming the crown for himself in an attempt to avenge his father. Three other main characters are available, and they can all do different tricks. Bravo, for instance, you throw bones so as to distract an opponent. Nitro, one of Bravo's buddies can use his charm and a ghost totem to achieve the same goal.
There are four different game modes available in Daredogs:
- Get the bone
- Boss battle
The game modes are diversified enough so as not to feel too repetitive, especially seeing as the opponents actually become stronger and tougher to beat.
There are options for improving one's own aircraft and ammunition, which is exciting.
Daredogs is a very nicely made dogfight game. The different game modes help keep stuff interesting and prevent boredom from setting in. Thumbs up!
Screen & Controls
Comic graphics may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's well made. Controls are nice and simple and the tutorial helps ease users into the Daredogs gameplay.
Speed & Stability
We didn't experience any crashes with Daredogs and it tends to run smoothly on the Galaxy Nexus.
One aspect should be seen to ASAP: every time the display goes into standby the game has to reload and you wind up in the main menu, which is quite annoying.
Daredogs is free and available from Google Play. If you're looking to play one of the other three characters you will have to shell out EUR0.99; all of the characters are available for EUR1.99. All of this can be side-stepped by winning regularly. Fun fact/cool feature: 10% of the earnings are donated to a organisations dedicated to helping dogs. Check out the developers' website for more details.
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