You’ve always wondered what it was like to be a gigantic monster. Find out how it feels to pummel plants, level beach balls and otherwise stomp your way through the world in the Havoc iPhone app, a crayon-drawn style game from Dinoroar Interactive.
Concept & Gameplay:
In the Havoc iPhone app you will choose from three gargantuan monsters, Xerxes, Lillith and Samson, and navigate five progressively difficult levels, on a quest to save your baby monster.
Along the way you will collect ammunition. Hurtle that ammo at every offending car, sandcastle and flower that gets in your way to collect points. If three obstacles slip past your terrifying aim, the game is over.
Collect fun boosts as they rocket across the screen to unlock a helpful minion and boost your score. Each time you earn points it goes towards unlocking the additional levels, so play smart, perfect your aim, and go wreak some Havoc.
OpenFeint integration gives the Havoc iPhone app an extra competitive edge. This game is a lot of fun to play and takes some skill to master.
Layout & Design:
Utilizing unique crayon style animation, the Havoc iPhone app manages to be colorful, simple and creatively rendered. Intentionally imperfect graphics give this app a pleasant retro feel.
At times it is slightly difficult to tell the obstacles you are supposed to destroy from the general background, especially on the beach levels. Just pay attention to your health meter, it should clear up any questions that you have.
An intro video will give you some background on the missing monster baby if you are into that kind of thing.
Havoc is a universal iPhone app, meaning it plays just fine on the iPad as well. At times it feels like the aiming function is a bit off, and I had occasional issues with the game’s touch responsiveness.
On two different devices running the latest iOS 5 Havoc’s soundtrack stopped playing quite frequently. The sound effects worked throughout the game, but the peppy tune to keep your marauding monsters happy was unfortunately absent despite being turned on.
Despite a few minor functionality issues, the Havoc iPhone app is quite fun to play. This game takes a basic concept and spins it in to an effectively addictive app that actually takes some skill to master.
It also comes with a sweet price tag. Havoc costs $.99 to download from iTunes, so it definitely won’t be breaking the bank.
Havoc iPhone app requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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