App Reviewed on: iPhone
User Interface Rating:
Re-use/Replay Value [rating:80/100
Who doesn't love to blow stuff up with dynamite!?! This stuff is so awesome, it has found its way into a game, all thanks to AppMania. Demolition Master 3D is going to challenge gamers to make use of this explosive device, all while throwing in some puzzles to complicate the destructive entertainment.
Demolition Master 3D challenges players with a series of structures that need to be brought to the ground with nothing more than a few sticks of dynamite. Players will need to carefully asses the various compounds that make up the supports and various puzzle setups, and then determine the best use for their limited supply of explosives. Throwing a wrench into the mix is that certain colors of dynamite can only destroy specific types of supports. It may sound complicated, but the tutorial does a good job to guide new demolition experts into the field.
The game is a good and bad mix when it comes to how it presents itself to players. Music can be loaded from the iTunes library, which is recommended for those looking to play longer than a few minutes. The explosions are definitely pleasing on the ears, and they provide a feeling of perfect power. Visually, the game becomes a mixed bag. The game renders well, and that is a bonus when spinning and zooming in on the target. However, the surrounding construction site, as well as the backdrop, are rather plain with very little to look at. The explosions themselves are grand spectacles, and they get addictive to watch.
There is a fly in the ointment of all this fun, and that is the responsiveness of the touch controls. The later portion of the game requires a bit of finesse in where charges are placed, but that becomes hampered when the game struggles to accurately read where it is that players what to place the charges. There were several puzzles that could have been solved in less time if only the game would have recognized more precisely where the bomb was placed. Zooming in does help a bit, but the game will still fight those who are hoping for pinpoint accuracy.
Demolition Master 3D is an entertaining romp through the world of explosions and physics, even despite the lackluster control accuracy. The game quickly becomes a challenge once the tutorial is over, and obtaining three stars will keep completionists coming back for one more try. iPad owners that are interested in this app can find a version designed for said device right here! Enjoy and happy exploding!