“ Developer: Best Cool & Fun Games / Type: iPhone Game „
I got this as yet another free download, you can chose to pay for it so that you do not get adverts but I don't mind and would prefre not to pay if I don't have to.
To starrt with the game is quite slow to load and get onto the start up screen, when you get to the first screen it asks you for your sex and date of birth, however you can just skip past this without having to enter any details, which is what I do but you have to click on skip each time you load the game, so it maybe quicker if you do enter it.
Then you click on play and it brings up all the levels, you can only start at the last level you have completed as each level has to be unlocked by completing the level before.
On each level you get a bow and arrow that you have to shoot bunnies with, each level may have a different amoutn of arrows that you have depending on the difficulty of the level, the bow will rotate in any direction so you can get bunnies that are at any angles, sounds easy, but they do not make it that easy, some levels you have to hit things first to kill the bunnies, or you may have to shoot the arrow in the correct way to hit more than one bunny, you need to study it and plan each move in advance.
On each level you can get a maximum of 3 stars, but you need to at least complete the level to unlock the next, the amount of stars you get depends on how well you complete the level, and how many arrows you use, if you do want to get three stars in each level then you can go back to any level to try and better your score.
I do enjoy this game and I can not be sure how many levels there are in total as I am still trying to compete it, buit it does get you thinking about things before you make each move, I have been playing this a couple of weeks now and I am still not bored of it so for a free game I would recommend it to play, as so far I am really enjoying the challenge.
What is it?
Available as a free (at the time of writing this review) download from the iTunes App Store, Bunny Shooter is a 'physics shooting' game for the iPhone and iPad. The aim of the game is to remove a number of bunnies from each level by means of shooting them with a bow and arrow that is in a fixed position on your screen. Adjusting the angle of the bow determines the direction in which your arrow is fired and having only a limited amount of arrows at your disposal and a predetermined amount of bunnies to remove the game is one that requires a steady hand and a good aim. Essentially the game is on the same lines of Angry Birds but instead of flinging birds at cages or pigs this time it's arrows against rabbits.
The game is split into 4 'worlds' and each world has a number of levels to complete. The basics of the game are the same in each level but get trickier as you move on. You always have a set number of arrows available and depending on where the bunnies are on screen sometimes they can only be removed by deflecting the arrows off something else. It's a tricky little game, very frustrating at times and can be addictive and very reminiscent of Angry Birds which is an obvious influence.
The cartoon graphics are displayed clearly on the screen of an iPhone and have a cute look to them. Don't be fooled by appearances though, the bunnies may look innocent and harmless but they throw some angry stares at you if you miss them and there are some very nice touches of humour throughout the levels which are entertaining to watch. Sometimes the bunnies can't be reached with an arrow so you have to be calculating in your approach to get rid of them, anvils on ropes, bombs and cannon balls are nice little additions to some levels and can help you achieve your goal and all in all this is a good little game with plenty going for it.
It isn't perfect though I have to say, there are a few niggles I have found whilst playing it which do annoy and this mostly comes down to the size of the bow and the angle of direction of the arrows. The bow is too small in my opinion, because the game is played on a touch screen there are times when your finger gets in the way and you can't accurately fire your arrows, being a very precise game you have to get the right angle of direction and there are times where the bow just wont line up at the angle you want it to. I don't think that this is glitch as such, it's more to do with the size of the bow and the position of the rabbits on some of the levels but it can be very frustrating trying to get the right angle and whilst Angry Birds had similar frustrations on its later levels I do think that many people would find Bunny Shooter to be a little too annoying and perhaps would give it up as a bad job.
You can skip levels if they seem too impossible to complete and then come back to them later and that's what I ended up doing with this game, it's a shame really as it is very well presented, looks fantastic on the iPhone and can be great fun I just think that a much needed update should be brought out to fix the issues raised and perhaps increase the size of the bow. I would still recommend the game though, it is free after all so you have nothing to lose by giving it a try and anyone who enjoyed Angry Birds or similar games should find the majority of levels achievable and get plenty of game play out of it.
The game's menu is set out like a lot of similar games where you jump to a world and can select which level you want to play. You are able to post your scores on Facebook or Twitter if you want to and the music in the game is the generic 'plinky plonk' type which I always mute. The animation and backdrops are excellent and perhaps the best part of the game in my opinion, plenty of time has been taken to ensure the game is very well presented and I do think that this is its strongest area. As far as the gameplay goes it is let down by the over-responsive bow which is slightly too small and some of the levels are incredibly frustrating to complete.
It's probably best suited to the older player, I couldn't imagine young children getting much enjoyment out of the game as I do think they would find it too difficult and even though its recommended age according to iTunes is 4+ I don't think many 4 or 5 year olds would have the patience or dexterity to be able to complete the levels they are presented with.
All in all I do enjoy playing Bunny Shooter but it's not my favourite app on my iPhone. It's not a game I can play for hours at a time and I tend to pick it up, complete a couple of the levels and put it back down again or move onto something else. I don't think it has the same addictiveness as Angry Birds although an update could easily remove any niggles and iron out any problems so it's an app that I will keep on my phone.
The game is 20.2MB in size and took only a few minutes to download to my phone. Mine is the 1.0 release and hasn't had any updates yet although it did only become available at the beginning of June so probably isn't due one yet anyway. I'm awarding 3 stars as my rating but it would have been 4 had some of the levels not been quite so frustrating and overall I would suggest that you give it a go, you've nothing to lose after all.
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