Gibbets 2: Written iPhone Game Review
Have you ever lost a game of hangman and wished you could somehow rescue the poor imaginary bloke you unwillingly killed? Perhaps you’ve watched a movie which featured justice by hanging and thought “It be really cool if someone could shoot him down from there!”.
Regardless of your answer, Gibbets 2 is one of those games which is fun to play because it uses such a unique concept. Developed by HeroCraft Ltd., the sequel to the amazingly popular PC version is sure to appeal to heroic sharpshooters and sympathetic rescuers alike.
Concept and Gameplay:
The whole point of the game is to rescue the hanging men before they run out of breath. You do this by shooting an arrow through the rope they’re dangling from. If you accidentally hit the poor soul that the bottom of the rope, it takes a significant amount of health away. Not only that, but you feel really really guilty. As if he’s not going through enough already!
I’ll be totally honest and say that my first thought while playing the game was that this is sick and twisted in a really fun way. It doesn’t have the high level of blood, guts, and gore that a game like this could have, so it’s fine for adults and children alike. I fell in love with the background music for both the individual levels in the title screen. It’s extremely catchy and upbeat.
Boasting 50 levels of life-saving goodness, Gibbets 2 is definitely one of those games which won’t be boring after 10 minutes of gameplay. The game features three difficulty modes, which is perfect for casual gamers to people who like a true challenge.
Also, Gibbets 2 is compatible with Game Center, so you can keep track of high scores and achievements. This adds to the games playability especially if you’re someone who loves to earn all the available achievements for a game.
Another really cool Gibbets 2 feature I found is the inclusion of arcade style levels. Instead of using your archery skills to slice through evil ropes of doom, you set your sights on the menacing vultures that prey on the hanging victims. Though the level is timed and you have a set amount of arrows to start with, you can shoot bonuses and gain additional arrows, therefore increasing your score. These free-for-all levels really add to the game and help to break things up so it doesn’t seem so routine.
Whether you’re a Gibbets fan already or you’ve never heard of it, you’re sure to fall in love with Gibbets 2. The number of challenging levels and room for additional levels is sure to make this a frequently updated game. I definitely recommend it if you’re in search of a new game which is sure to keep you entertained for hours!
Gibbets 2 is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
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