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B.A.N.G. Invasion: iPhone App Video Review

B.A.N.G. Invasion iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Valerie Lauer

Tally ho! It’s time to take your manowar to battle, in the indefinably goofy game B.A.N.G. Invasion from D-SOFT GROUP. This game packs some serious heat, a talented cast of characters and tons of naughty folks trying to disturb the sweet peace of the Rainbow Kingdom. So suit up, it’s time to get your hands dirty in this tower defense spin off like no other.


In B.A.N.G. Invasion it is your job to outfit a manowar, a one-man tower machine on wheels stacked with enough firepower to take out the enemy forces. You can almost smell the gun powder wafting off this game. Go head to head against enemy manowars, earn gold for your trouble and upgrade your manowar and artillery for even more fire power.

Collect falling boosts and defeat unfriendly local mobs to unlocks awesome tricks you can use to reinforce your artillery and make the enemy pay. It’s all in the name of the Rainbow Kingdom, after all. Show no mercy.

All that warfare talk makes B.A.N.G. Invasion sound like an awfully serious iPhone app, however this game’s goofy storyline, comical characters and peppy battle tune keep it light hearted. The effect is powerfully addictive, and instantly endearing. This is the kind of game you’ll want to play over and over.

And with the app’s Wi-Fi feature you can even play against your friends provided you’re on the same network. The only thing we can think of that might make this app even better would be an online PVP playing option.

Graphics & Design:

B.A.N.G. Invasion iPhone App Review

B.A.N.G. Invasion

The graphics are truly stupendous in B.A.N.G Invasion, from the battle scenes to the scrolling banner where you receive impossible missions from the crazy old king. There’s a depth and quirkiness to them that’s difficult to define. It’s hard not to watch dumbfounded as Obry (the mechanic you play) scuttles around the manowar to each battle station.

A helpful trajectory line ensures your shots rain true, and the enemies and boards you face are many and varied. So are the different types of manowar you can upgrade to, and the impressive selection of cannons you can arm yourself with. In the past it appears the app had some graphic glitches, but the latest update to the app resolved those.

Overall Value:

B.A.N.G. Invasion is one of those lucky iPhone apps that manage to be completely unpretentious and extremely addictive at the same time. It’s the kind of game that stands out in a crowded app store and screams, “Play me you fool!” And we certainly endorse it.

Not only is this game extremely fun to play and masterfully crafted, it’s also a pretty good deal. At just $.99 it’s hard to say no to all that fun, so we suggest you go ahead and get this app at your earliest convenience. It is worth far more than a dollar.

B.A.N.G. iPhone App QR Code

B.A.N.G. Invasion



B.A.N.G. Invasion iPhone app requires iOS 3.1.3 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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