dreamfab released Happy Hill for the IPhone, iPod touch and iPad for $.99 with additional levels for $1.99 each in October and November.
In Happy Hills which takes place in a land called Euphoria, the Hills are unhappy. (more…)
Hothead Games released The Baconing, the sequel to Deathspank on aon Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points, and on PlayStation®Network, Steam, and the Mac App Store for $14.99. (more…)
First we had to kill the cute cuddly pigs not its little bunnies. What’s going on with the world. Ok. They are dust bunnies, some would call the worst kind of bunnies. Gamers Choice, the minds behind this fluffy murdering madness, plan to release Dust Those Bunnies for IPhone and IPad August 25th for $.99.
You can Dust The Bunnies at http://www.dust-those-bunnies.com/ next week.
The cracked editorial team at HarryBalls.com recently noticed the proliferation of Zombies in many downloadable video games. We find this Zombie games trend perplexing, alarming and slightly disturbing so we thought should investigate the matter. Why are zombies popping up in downloadable video games, what’s or who is behind this? Should “regular” game characters be fearful for their jobs? Do Zombies work in video games for lower salaries? WTF? (more…)
Well if you can believe Plants can battle Zombies (Plants Vs Zombies from Popcap) then we guess its not too much of a stretch to believe Bunnies can defeat Zombies in HotHead Games just released an update to their Zombie Defense classic Iphone game Bunny The Zombie Slayer. HotHead Games added new content and features to Bunny the Zombie Slayer based on feedback from users.
Classic Mode: how many waves of zombies can consumers destroy with hand-grenades?
28 Waves Later Mode: Tests end users skills with more hordes of zombies and no special eggs to bail end users out.
Time Attack Mode: Consumers must permanently end the lives of as many zombies as possible in 2 minutes. Bunny The Zombie Slayer awards bonus time for head shots.
HotHead Games has also added leaderboards for each of these modes in Bunny the Zombie Slayer and native retina display support. IPhone users can buy Bunny the Zombie Slayer from the Apple App Store for $0.99/£0.59.
by Matt Bird
Game Rating = 5/5
You should buy this game if:
– You love Katamari Damacy
– You have a voracious appetite
– You want to end the world – but in a cute way
You shouldn’t buy this game if:
– You like your games serious
– You want a lot of replay value – there’s not much here, besides the novelty of devouring history
– You lack a mouse
Typically the end days are not considered an adorable, light-hearted way to spend one’s time. Video games can achieve everything, however, and in Tasty Planet 2, just like in its predecessor, the apocalypse is nothing more than a fun-filled mistake with nice background music. Huzzah!
With a story told via simple cartoon strips between worlds, Tasty Planet 2 is a tale of scientific achievement gone wrong. A pair of scientists have created a small gray pile of goo, and when one of them discovers that it has a rabid appetite for… anything… the thing gets loose and starts eating their lab. Soon it devours their time machine, sending it back to the age of the dinosaurs, where it begins to change time. Wonderfully goofy.
It’s this that makes Tasty Planet 2 similar to the series from which it draws inspiration, Katamari Damacy: it doesn’t take itself seriously. Your goal is to eat and eat and eat, growing ever larger so you can eat yet more. This is virtually identically to Katamari’s concept of rolling up huge balls of random items (though in this case the goo is presumably killing everything it eats… don’t think about that part).
The concept is simple. Your goo starts off small in a huge environment, and by eating things that are the same size as the goo or smaller it grows. This allows you to eat bigger stuff, making the goo bigger, and bigger, and bigger, until eventually it gets the chance to chow down on the solar system. Just like Katamari, though simpler since the goo operates on two dimensions rather than three and doesn’t get caught on objects.
Yep, that’s it. All you do is weave the mouse around and eat things. What’s the point of doing anything else? Every now and then you’ll get a themed stage where you have to eat a certain number of a particular object, sure, but even that isn’t far from the norm. Yet this doesn’t get boring, and the mere act of zipping around as the bizarrely-quick goo is fun on its own.
The most surprising element of Tasty Planet 2, however, is the appearance. You wouldn’t think, based on the menu screen, that it would be terribly pretty. Quite the contrary: the graphics, though basic, are rather attractive and well animated, and the considerable range of things to eat is much appreciated. Combine this with a suitably upbeat and awesome soundtrack and you’ve got an excellent downloadable game.
Want a challenge similar to Katamari? Tasty Planet 2 is the way to go. It has all that’s fun about those games and manages to strip away some of the more annoying elements. This thing’s a sure purchase at only $20. 5/5