Developer: Zhou Yang
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★½☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

I’m going to skirt around all my liberal animal rights based opinions here and get right to the point – Angry Bulls is actually rather good fun and provides some excellent stress relief on the commute home after a long day.

Angry Bulls allows you to play the role of the bull and the fighter. Bull mode is the most entertaining of the three modes on offer. It allows you to control the bull on its rampage down the streets and into the bullring. Your aim? To knock over as many runners as possible within the designated time limit. Along the way, you accrue power ups through knocking down the red shirt wearing runners. These boost your strength and power. One particularly bizarre power up enables the bull to quickly run round in a circle destroying everything in its wake. It’s all fun in short doses and provides the most satisfaction.

The Brave mode enables you to control a runner escaping from the bull. It’s noticeably harder, as you’d expect really. More points are acquired by staying as close as possible to the bull’s horns. This is obviously a hard task to succeed at without dying quickly and fast reactions are vital here. It’s fun but perhaps a little too one sided to be worth pursuing for any great length unless you’re a masochist.

Bullring mode thrusts you straight into the bullring that features at the end of Bull mode. Again, the aim is to knock down as many runners as possible. Think of it as like a bull version of Carmageddon. If only Angry Bulls had OpenFeint or GameCenter support so you could compete with friends and their high scores.

Angry Bulls is good fun, even if it is terribly politically incorrect. It’s immensely satisfying knocking down runners in particular and the game is clearly biased towards the bull’s plight but that’s exactly how I like it. The virtual d-pad works just how you would expect and it makes Angry Bulls an ideal game to drop into for short bursts.

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