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Needs a Lot of Work, but okay for free
on December 30, 2012
I stopped at the end of level 7, and I'll tell you why in a moment. In a nutshell, though, the game has promise and can be made into a decent app with some critical attention by the developer.
Great physics engine and beautifully constructed levels using a gorgeous 3D engine with superb lighting effects and awesome textures.
# The aiming is difficult and non-intuitive, partly because the slingshot's placement on the screen isn't put where I'd expect it.
# Ironically, despite using a sophisticated 3D engine, there is a lack of distance perspective in each of the levels, which means that the only way to determine the distance from the slingshot to the target is rough guesstimation.
# Nice sound, but the inclusion of an ambient music track really would have put this app within reach of being considered a good quality, professional app. It is a simple thing to do, and would greatly enhance the experience.
The Really Bad:
I told you above that I stopped playing it after level 7, which is where the troubling network permission reared its ugly head. As soon was the level was finished, a garish full screen ad to "download a free game" assaults the user. There is just one button: a large green "Okay" button that, when pressed, abruptly dumps you out of the game and into the Google App Play store to the screen of some strange game.
The permissions are fairly bad, and here is a good example of why you should question a game's desire for internet access.
In all, it is worth a few download, but the developer has his work cut out for him. It is a beautiful game marred by user interface issues, game play problems, and some customer abuse, all of which should be easily fixed with some diligent work.