Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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Dragons Rage is a simple but ideal form of stress relief. While it might not offer a huge amount of depth, it's quite a fun game to dive into for a short burst here or there.
The dragon in the title is angry to say the least and sets out to wreak havoc on pretty much all townspeople that go anywhere near it. So begins a game in which the player must blow fire at everything possible. It's a simple title with controls ensuring that anyone can pick it up and play. Using the accelerometer, players tilt the iOS device to control the direction in which the dragon's pointed. Flames can then be emitted by holding down a button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
Throughout each stage, red arrows on the edge of the screen depict the direction in which the next wave of foes are located with the aim to wipe the people out before they start inflicting damage upon the dragon.
That's pretty much it. While there are different types of foes such as ranged attackers and ones that move faster than the others, there's not a great deal of variety when it comes to gameplay. Power ups are scattered around offering extra points or health potions but none that change the game hugely. After each chapter, a bonus level opens up which uses a nice microphone blowing mechanic but it's still pretty frivolous. It's also potentially highly embarrassing on the daily train commute! Other than that, controls are intuitive and it's useful to be able to move around while blowing fire.
Dragons Rage is a fun little distraction and cute to look at but if only there was more to it. Something like a change of weapon type or even more varied enemies to attack could have made this a cut above the rest. As it stands though, Dragons Rage lacks great staying power. It's fun and stress relieving but it feels limited.