Ba Da Bump: iPhone App Video Review
Time to save the day! An adorable, fire breathing dragon has fallen under the curse of an angry octopus wizard. Who knew he would get so grumpy when the dragon accidentally set him on fire? It’s your job to help the dragon release his fire in the Ba Da Bump iPhone app from vivica.
In Ba Da Bump you will aim and release frozen bubbles containing the poor dragon’s fire. Each time a ball touches another ball it cracks. It takes three hits, and then the fire is free. You earn points for each freed flame.
Of course, there is a catch. While you’re aiming and colliding balls of fire, you cannot let them hit the game over line at the bottom of the screen. Keep your ricocheting balls safely above this line or it’s curtains.
Combo moves earn you the most points. Use one shot to destroy two or more balls for star boosts. If you can master the combo you will collect purple stars, and purple stars will lead you to unlocking the dragon’s deepest secret.
It’s the kind of gameplay professional pool players can really get behind. A lot of strategy and precision go into earning top scores and unlocking achievements. The Ba Da Bump iPhone game is addictively simple, challenging to master and just plain fun.
Layout & Design:
Intentionally rudimentary graphics set the backdrop for this dragon game. It looks like a rather gifted thirteen year old created the world, flowers and other fun touches of the app. The result is effortless and fun.
The only exception is our little green dragon. He is animated with a bit more skill, and he reacts, follows the fire balls as they bounce and otherwise lights up the bottom of the game entirely. In a strange way he reminds us of Watee and other physics app mascots.
Since precision is a big part of the Ba Da Bump iPhone app, it’s a good thing the app’s controls are spot on. Every touch is exact, every ricochet precise.
If anything, the game is too accurate. It can be mighty difficult line up the perfect shot to unlock purple stars. There’s no glossing over or overt assistance from the game. It’s your responsibility to make the shot.
The Ba Da Bump app is priced to move. At just $.99 it’s a steal. It’s also worth reiterating: Ba Da Bump is truly universal. It utilizes the entire iPad screen and works perfectly on the iPhone and iPod touch. Just one purchase gets it all.
If that wasn’t a good enough reason to give this app a try, the cute green dragon and never ending game play are. So go ahead. Give it your best Ba Da Bump. You’ll be glad you did.
Ba Da Bump 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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