Ragdoll Blaster 3 – Review – Have a blast launching ragdolls from cannons

On February 14, 2012

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Ragdoll Blaster 3 – Review – Have a blast launching ragdolls from cannons

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By: Backflip Studios

Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released: 2012-02-09

Developer: Backflip Studios

Price: 0.99

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Bring out your cannons once more, because Backflip Studios’ third offering in its hit series of Ragdoll Blaster physics-based puzzlers is now available in the App Store.

While it’s true that a number indicating the game’s ordinal position in the series is included in its name, Ragdoll Blaster 3 actually looks so different from both its predecessors that it may very well be a series kickstarter itself. The first Ragdoll Blaster was released back when minimal yet playful doodle art was all the rage (2009, remember?) and it was not immune to that now-faraway fad. The second, released in 2010, took a more refined approach with its steampunk visuals. But now the latest iteration of Ragdoll Blaster boasts high-definition 3D graphics brimming with color and cartoon fun.

The gameplay remains practically the same across all Ragdoll Blaster versions: launch a ragdoll out of a cannon and into the air, that is, after adjusting the angle and firing speed of the cannon so as to make the ragdoll hit the red bulls-eye target. But beyond that, Ragdoll Blaster 3 carries a heavy artillery of new features in addition to its more advanced graphics, including five unique ragdolls with unique characters and custom-tailored suits to boot, amusing sound effects, integrated sharing options, and more than a hundred levels with varying setups and obstacles spread across five game worlds.

It should also be noted that Ragdoll Blaster 3 is one big app, tipping the memory scale at more than a hundred megabytes. It took almost an hour to download on my iPhone, a period which I just spent reacquainting myself with Ragdoll Blaster 1 and 2. But just minutes after downloading Ragdoll Blaster 3 I had already found myself having a blast.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Players of the two previous Ragdoll Blaster games eager to try the next.

What I Like:The vibrant graphics.

What I Don't Like:The size of the app.

Final Statement:The latest title in the Ragdoll Blaster franchise hits the squishy, red bulls-eye.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Have a blast! Introducing Ragdoll Blaster 3.

"We're big fans of the Ragdoll Blaster series, and Ragdoll Blaster 3 looks like it's the sunniest one yet." ~ SlideToPlay.com

"If you haven't played a Ragdoll Blaster game yet, and are even remotely interested in physics puzzlers, get on it." ~ TouchArcade.com

With over 15 MILLION downloads, Ragdoll Blaster is almost certainly the most popular ragdoll blasting game of all time.

Ok, let's face it. The idea of firing lovable ragdolls out of a cannon, around (and occasionally into) various obstacles, is completely absurd. But, don't let that fool you. Ragdoll Blaster 3, the latest and greatest sequel to the mega-hit Ragdoll Blaster game franchise, is serious fun. You'll make your way through hundreds of increasingly challenging levels by launching ragdolls into the air at precisely the right angle and velocity to hit the squishy, red bulls-eye targets.

This third edition includes tons of awesome, new features. You get:

? 100+ levels and 5 new worlds to explore
? 5 distinct ragdoll types with unique abilities
? Gorgeous 3D visuals and awesome sound effects
? Instant replays to review & share your past shots
? Funny, custom tailored suits for your ragdolls
? Game Center leader boards & sharable scores

Watch the Ragdoll Blaster 3 trailer on YouTube:

Ragdoll Blaster 3 stars a cast of five ragdoll characters, each with their own strengths, abilities, and good looks:

? Classic Ragdolls ?
Fans of Ragdoll Blaster 1 and 2 will remember these heroic, limber fellas.

? Ice Ragdolls ?
These slippery, chill little guys can slide along icy cold surfaces.

? Fire Ragdolls ?
This fiery breed of ragdoll can burn through flammable obstacles.

? Pudge Ragdolls ?
Pudge Ragdolls are a hefty bunch that like to throw their weight around.

? Robot Ragdolls ?
The Robot Ragdolls are mechanically-inclined, magnetic metal heads.

You and your ragdoll pals will conquer the endlessly fun worlds of Ragdolia including Patchwork Meadows, the Crystal Caves, Candy Mountain, Magma Basin, and the Lunar Outpost. Refine your skills on each level by watching "instant replays" or share your accomplishments by emailing the clips to friends. There's even an in-app store where you'll find custom tailored suits to outfit your ragdolls in style.

? Play Ragdoll Blaster 3 today.


Ragdoll Blaster 3 is brought to you by Backflip Studios, makers of absurdly fun mobile games like Paper Toss, DragonVale, NinJump, Strike Knight, Backflip Solitaire, Shape Shift and Army of Darkness Defense. Search the App Store for "Backflip Studios" to browse all of our games.

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