WackyLands Boss [rating: 5/5]
Chillingo have come up with yet another unique game, this time it’s Wacky Lands Boss which puts you in the unique position of playing the end of level boss who we’ve all competed against in so many games across the years if not centuries.
The game is a sideways scrolling button basher where your characters task is to pummel wave upon wave of ‘good guys’ as they attempt to defend their princess. It’s a great twist on the classic genre and wonderfully implemented.
Your first task is to create your boss, this includes naming him and controlling some of his accessories. While you start with limited options in how you evolve and equip your boss as you progress through the levels you will unlock more clothes, armor, styles and weapons.
I’m not normally a huge fan of button bashing style controls but whether it’s the way they’ve been implemented or just the fun nature of the game the button bashing works great. The irony is there are no buttons! Instead holding either side of the screen will make your boss walk while tapping the screen will perform a quick punch, rendering the weaker opponents dead.
As you would expect things don’t stay easy and a single punch isn’t going to defeat an enemy. However help is at hand thanks to a large punch that is performed by a sideways swipe and power ups that wreck havoc on the mini enemy.
Surprisingly, despite the fact that you are playing a boss each level also contains its own boss that you will need to pit your wits against in order to proceed.
Each level ramps up the difficulty with new enemies that are stronger and have weapons that they can use against you from a distant. This is why it’s imperative that you return to your boss and continue to evolve and equip him with the latest items that you unlock by progressing through the game.
As mentioned previously there are a variety of weapons and power ups aiding you in your fight, these range from fire balls and foot stomps to rolling cows and eating princesses to recoup your energy.
For a game that is pretty repetitive in it’s game play I’ve found that I’ve not been able to put it down. There are 12 levels of fun to be had as you rampage through the kingdoms and while you are at it there are 3 mini games thrown in for good measure.
Leader boards and achievements a provided by the link through to the Crystal social gaming network and these add extra value even once you’ve completed the 12 levels.
If you are after some button bashing fun, at just 99 cents you can’t go wrong with Chillingo’s WackyLands Boss.
- Simple yet effective controls
- More enemies than you can throw a stick at
- Great sense of humor
- Repetitive gameplay
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Released: Oct 28, 2010
Seller: Chillingo Ltd
© 2010 Fair Play Labs, S.A. – All rights reserved
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later