Amazing Breaker – Review – Beautiful ice-breaking puzzler
App Type: Games
By: Dekovir, Inc.
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2011-09-14
Developer: Dekovir, Inc.
Price: 0.99User Rating:
It’s pretty hard to create a game for the small iPhone screen that genuinely absorbs you into it. With the format tending towards cartoon or somehow tongue-in-cheek graphics styles i.e. Angry Birds or Stick Cliff Diving, there just hasn’t been much of a tendency for truly pretty games.
Well behold the Amazing Breaker game; a beautifully designed ice-breaking game that can be described as a more explosive version of the bubble popping classic, Bust-a-Move 2. In Amazing Breaker, you control a slingshot-like device and fire various projectiles at pretty ice sculptures with the intention of smashing them.
Aside from your basic spiked bombs, you also have special projectiles types such as the dividing bomb (which splits into three, allowing you to cause chain reactions) or the ghost bomb, which you can control as it glides through the ice sculptures. This can make for some pretty spectacular explosive gameplay.
Amazing Breaker wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for its unique and gorgeous design. The crystalline graphics make you feel like you’re smashing ice on some distant frozen planet, while a lot of time clearly went into the hypnotic ambient soundtrack. The wonderful aesthetic really complements the familiar, but still brilliant, gameplay.
Breaker features a hundred levels across 5 different ‘stages’, with each level having a star-based ranking system out of three. This, along with Game Center rankings and achievements means that you’ll remain entranced in this game for light years to come.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Who Is It For:Fans of puzzle games and pretty things.
What I Like:Beautifully crafted graphics and soundtrack.
What I Don't Like:Nothing.
Final Statement:A beautifully-designed ice-breaking puzzler.
"Gaming App of The Day!" - KOTAKU
"It’s definitely a must-buy if you like challenging puzzle games" - App Advice (5/5)
"This is a hidden gem!" - TouchArcade.com forum
Blast all the ice sculptures with bombs. The trick is to destroy not just the sculpture, but also any small shards of ice left over. The acceptable minimum is 90%, but to score three stars requires a perfectly neat cleanup of every sliver of ice.
+ Full high resolution graphics
+ Addictive “Aim and Shoot” Gameplay
+ Game Center & Achievements & OpenFeint
+ 80 Awesome Levels
+ More levels coming
+ Easy to learn but hard to master
+ Explosive Excitement - create cascades of exploding crystals
EARN MORE STARS:
1 STAR = 90% of level cleared
2 STARS = 95% of level cleared
3 STARS = 100% of level cleared
BUILD YOUR WINNING STRATEGY:
+ Spike Bomb – simply aim and shoot
+ Ghost Bomb – goes through ice, rub the screen to control it
+ Helicopter Bomb – tap to deploy violet crystals
+ Split Bomb – tap to split into 3 green explosive crystals
Article By Robert Zak
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