Punch Quest Review – My Halloween favourite

On October 30, 2012

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Punch Quest Review – My Halloween favourite

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By: Rocketcat LLC

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2012-10-25

Developer: Rocketcat Games Web Site

Price: Free

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When I first opened this app for review, I wasn’t impressed by the pixelated interface but the gameplay has got me addicted. I never thought I would say this, but this one has found a permanent place in my games folder. Punch Quest reminds me of some old school video games still, it is so much more. No wonder, the guys at Cupertino has this in their Featured list.

To begin with, this is an endless runner type game where our hero (lets call him Punchy) looks like he is invading an evil castle. There is no stopping in this 2D platform where you punch your way through a plethora of demons, pits and traps. You have only two controls – a left tap for an upper cut and a right tap for a dash punch. Yet I am amazed, how much just two buttons could do in a game.

As you move along, countless armed skeletons, muscular zombies, flying bats, spell casting ghosts and God knows what else stands between you and your destiny. Punch them away and try to evade their attacks. Anything you see on the way can be thrown as weapons – the lighted torches, pots, jars and even skulls and corpse. Electric skulls, fire spitting demons, exploding skeletons etc appear as the game progress.  Occasionally, you will be greeted by a boss who is more difficult to fight, yet not invincible. Get some additional powers by taking orbs or by hitting multipliers. Rarely, you will come by a dragon egg – break it and get a pet dragon with super powers. Sometimes, the path splits into two with direction boards. Take the easy way with more action or the hard one for more points ( called punchos).

Punch multiple enemies without taking a hit to increase your multiplier for more punchos. The game also provides for various quests and you earn more punchos on completing them. You can use these points to buy upgrades from the lootatorium. If you are short of punchos, you can always buy them via an In-app purchase. (Yes, just like you have seen in Jetpack Joyride or Temple Run).

Overall, I didnt find anything wrong with the app. Although at first, I didnt like the graphics, I am loving it now! (Perhaps, pixels and 8bit are the trend in 2012). Mute the game and you will take away half the fun. The background score and the various sound effects are worth appreciation. Punch Quest sports portrait mode gameplay as well. If you are planning to play it with one hand, I must mention that it takes some time to get used.

Once your game is over, you are presented with a screen with a long list of stats, options to tweet the score, connect to game centre etc. To get high scores, infiltrate deep into the castle, complete quests and get high multipliers. My highest score is 84580 at level 11. Try this game and tell me your scores!

Quick Take

Value:Very High

Would I Buy Again:Without Doubt

Learning Curve:Medium

Who Is It For:Light gamers and endless game lovers

What I Like:Addictive Gameplay

What I Don't Like:Nothing

Final Statement:On of the Best Free apps in 2012

Read the Developer's Notes:
Punch Quest is an arcade-style fighting game, entirely controlled by taps with your left and right thumbs.

Jab, uppercut, slam, and otherwise pummel your way through dungeons full of monsters, branching path choices, rare events, and fragile pottery.

- Unlock and equip many special abilities and Supermoves.
- Ride a dinosaur that shoots lasers out of its mouth.
- Character customization that gets shown off on our friend scoreboards.
- Punch an egg that turns you into a magical gnome.
- Do quests to earn really fancy hats.
- Combo system where you launch enemies into each other from across the map.

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From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.

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