Bailout Wars – Review
App Type: Games
By: Bailout Wars
Version #: 1.1.4 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
Date Released: 2009-10-09
Developer: Gameloft S.A.
Price: 0.99User Rating:
Are you righteously pissed about the billion dollar bailouts? Do you wish you could do something about it without actually being charged with a felony? Do you really like Fox News?
Then pick up a copy of Gamelot’s latest satirical side-scrolling tower defense of madness that is "Bailout Wars," a creative, manic little number ripped straight from the headlines.
You play an anonymous civil defenseman trying to protect the nation’s ever-dwindling financial resources from an oncoming army wielding everything from flamethrowers to gun mounted helicopters. And these aren’t just your typical video games enemies like your average run-of-the-mill acid spitting aliens or mouthbreathing zombies. These are the lowest of the low: Wall Street big shots.
They run towards the White House in increasing numbers and you have to defend the mounting attack by flicking them off the screen like little flies. Different enemies require different interaction giving the game a little variety and it also offers weapons upgrades as the onslaugh increases from the tiny briefcast toting banker to the massive CEO.
It’s cartoonish style gives the whole game a nice political cartoon feel, further cementing its satiric nature and the characters move quite fluidly through the game. The variety of interactivity keeps the game fun, but can jam up if you’ve got a wave of enemies to contend with and they happen to get in the way of each other.
It’s a fun variation on a type of game that iPhone users know all too well, even if it’s satiric nature makes you cry a little inside. Thanks Wall Street. Now I’ll never be able to buy that pony my inner child has always wanted.
Value:Either way your money is going to Uncle Sam, so definitely
Would I Buy Again:Yes, especially if the dollar collapses to just below the Canadian loony
Learning Curve:It's a simple click and throw game, so even a Congressional paige can figure it out
Who Is It For:Anyone who has ever bought stock in Lehman Brothers, Goldman-Sachs or AIG
What I Like:It's got a great animated look that gives a simple tower defense game a lot of depth
What I Don't Like:The enemies can get in the way of each other and make the controls a bit more difficult
Final Statement:Buy it, even if y ou have to cash in your emergency gold stockpile that you're saving for the oncoming economic apocalypse
Article By Danny Gallagher
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