Squash the $treet
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Squash the $treet

Our Review by Christine Morris on August 31st, 2009
Rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: BAD INVESTMENT
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Interesting idea for a game but the execution leaves us with little fun other than a few squishes of some busy business men. Got boring too fast *yawns*.

Developer: Last Legion Games LLC
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

Graphics / Sound [rating:3/5]
Game Controls [rating:3/5]
Gameplay [rating:2/5]

Re-use / Replay Value [rating:2/5]

Overall Rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar

This is a simple game that requires you to squish the business men as they make their way to their destinations. It's a mole-in-a-hole (whack a mole?) style game, requiring you to pretty much squish them as they travel to their cars, airplanes, hotels...

The game definitely has a unique idea going for it, in terms of the content / context. Yes, there are tonnes of games where we are required to squish things, but this one has the banking theme which is at least topical. Having said that, that's almost all it has going for it. It didn't grip me in the way that I was hoping it would.

I did like the top-down view, which turned out to be a good idea. The graphics are pretty nice to look at, and there are 40 levels of game play for you. There are also powerups to boost your squish rate. I also liked the way your level scores was presented to you, as if it was in a newspaper. Again, this goes well with the overall theme.

I just think they need to have some other goals perhaps to it. I realize that there are games that have no goals, and they do work, but in this case, just tapping some tiny people wasn't enough to satisfy a gamer like me.

There is a choice of squishing (tapping them on the device) or flicking them to throw them, but I'm not sure my device clocked any difference in the two ways to kill at all. My score seemed pretty consistent whether I tapped or flicked, so that became quite redundant. Other than a few kills, there was not a lot more to the game.

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There is a lite version of the game so if you're inclined, have a go yourself, but really, I wouldn't even bother with that. I personally would invest my money elsewhere.

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