Developer: Press Play
Version Reviewed: 1.1
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No, Explosive Love is not the next coming of Leisure Suit Larry. It is, however, the strangest use of a love/lust story to come from a developer this side of the Pacific.
In the bizarre world of Explosive Love, you play as an attractive monster who is the object of affection of a large population of destructive robots. There are robots shaped like rockets that explode into you, walking robots that walk and attack, and huge monsters that shoot death rays from their eyes. The all "love" you, but unfortunately their love equals your death.
The object of the game is to destroy these robots, but in an odd twist, you also must collect their love hearts. Their aren't any levels in Explosive Love, but the high scores at the end of the game are all determined by how many hearts you collect. The more hearts you get, the higher your end score will be, it's as simple as that. Blowing up robots can be accomplished in all sorts of ways, but the primary robot killer is the robots themselves. You have to be cunning and nimble to really trick them, but it's the only way to really save your tail.
Dodging the robots though is more of a tall task then you would expect though because the control system is entirely accelerometer based. Instead of making quick joystick movements, you must telt your screen towards the direction that you want to go. The accelerometer controls are fluid enough for smooth gameplay, but some gamers may be turned off from the more hands-on approach.
If you like silly casual gaming, you'll probably find a lot to like about Explosive Love. It has bright graphics, smooth animations, and is more fun than you might expect from a game with the title like 'Explosive Love'.