Developer: KickStart Development
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Bit Blast Pro commits a cardinal sin in gaming with some over-promising. Fortunately, it repents by offering some pretty entertaining Match Three-style action.

The initial flaw is with the opening menu. It sounds innocuous but Bit Blast Pro offers three items: an Arcade mode, Classic and Puzzle mode. In reality, only Arcade mode is available with the other two unlocked at a later date and with a new update. Immediately, disappointment looms. Take note devs: under promise and over deliver for maximum effect! Fortunately, Arcade mode is pretty good fun.

At its core, Bit Blast Pro might be a Match Three title but it’s a frantic, arcade style race to the best high score. Players sweep a finger around the screen to create links between each of the bits on the screen, before watching it explode across the screen. A brief amount of time is added, depending on how many bits are cleared, thus boosting the length of time in which players have to accrue a good score. Bombs appear to destroy everything in their wake, as well as walls that must be knocked down by such explosions.

It’s a simple game mechanic but one that works well. The controls are responsive and quite intuitive with sweeping movements easily achieved. An excitable soundtrack that adapts depending on your performance is a lovely move and one that encourages you on to playing ever faster.

Together, it makes for a fun title to dip into on a regular basis. Of course, the lack of extra game modes is a shame because it’d be great to see more variety from Bit Blast Pro. What is there, though, is certainly worth your $0.99, even more so given the Universal compatibility.

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