Christmas Duck Shooter: Written iPhone App Review
Christmas Duck Shooter by Detention Apps combines the fun of hunting season with the spirit of the Christmas holidays. Players set out to shoot various flying fowl in this fun game, and a friendly hunting hound dog joins them to prevent the ducks from flying south for the winter. Christmas Duck Shooter features retro-esque graphics for a fun, nostalgic, arcade-style game.
Christmas Duck Shooter players can enjoy choosing several different guns to hunt their targets with. Other in-game options include different backdrops. Overall, playing Christmas Duck Hunter was wonderfully easy to catch on to; simply tapping the screen where you want to “shoot” fires off a shot at that location. With ducks constantly flying across the screen, Christmas Duck Shooter also provides nonstop entertainment. Personally, I fond that the first few levels of this game were almost too easy, and there is a risk that avid gamers might consider this app to be of a lower playing level than they are fully challenged by. (The rest of the levels were certainly more difficult, however.) Christmas Duck Shooter saves the top score on the app, in true arcade-style fashion. Fun, cartoonish sound effects accompany all of your shots throughout the app, making it a truly lighthearted way to usher in the holiday season.
Appearance and Layout:
Anyone who loves the graphics of old video or arcade games will be delighted with the appearance of Christmas Duck Shooter. The app features brightly colored, classically styled cartoon graphics, and instead of just one type of duck, Christmas Duck Shooter’s graphics are filled with multiple types of flying fowl. (Each kind of bird is worth a different amount of points, however.) The overall layout of Christmas Duck Shooter was equally pleasant to work with, as all the features in this horizontally-oriented iOS app were placed in logical locations. For example, the gun selection options, points, and amount of ammo left during a level are all displayed at the bottom of the screen, in order not to interfere with being able to see the flying ducks at all times.
Christmas Duck Shooter is currently available for free, and as such its value is certainly “5 stars.” The graphics of this app are clean and bright, and playing the game can be done with practically no instruction at all. While this game might seem a bit too easy for some adults (at least in the first few levels), it should still be able to provide hours of entertainment for most players.
Christmas Duck Shooter iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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