Developer: Otto-Ville Ojala
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.00
App Reviewed on: iPad Mini

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

From the developers of Wrestle Jump and Tug the Table comes a new fun game for two gamers to play on one screen: Mole Hammers. It’s a lot like Whack-a-mole, but there’s only one mole for gamers to smack at a time instead of multiple ones—which means players must have perfect timing to get the best score.

To get started, gamers can play against the AI or with a friend. Depending on which side of the screen players are sitting, they will either need to tap on the red or blue button to swing their hammer. Whenever a funny little mole pops up out of his hole, it’s essential to tap the button quickly to score points. Perfect timing and multiple hits results in high combos and scores.

mole hammers4Mole Hammers isn’t quite as easy as it sounds because a mole doesn’t always pop out of the hole. There are also pesky bunnies that result in the loss of points if hit. Sometimes the moles wear bunny hats to try and fool players. Additionally, there are also moles that wear hard hats that must be hit twice in order to earn points and tall moles that require lots of smacking in order to knock them back down into the hole. The player who hits this mole the most earns a high combo multiplier, so it’s essentially a chance to make a come back and win the game.

Each game lasts for a minute and a half. Those who only have time for a quick session can turn on Quick Match and battle it out for just 20 seconds. After each round, players have the opportunity to climb Game Center leaderboards and earn achievements.

mole hammers 3Just like Otto-Ville Ojala’s other games, Mole Hammers has impressive and funny graphics along with easy controls. The only downfall is that players will grow bored with it eventually so hopefully new level updates are planned. It appears that the developers have done a great job updating their other games so I’m sure gamers will see more fun added to Mole Hammers in the near future.

Mole Hammers is easily recommendable for players of all ages thanks to its one button controls and addicting game elements. With no in-app purchases and a price tag of less than one dollar, it’s crazy not to add this one to the collection.

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