Blast Away With Ragdoll Blaster
August 18, 2009 by Ryan Ray
We’re in the clear now to do some reviews of something other than a photo app. If you missed out on any of that then just click HERE and read them all. I know you want to. After a series like that I thought I would come back with a video review of one of my new favorite apps. The app is called Ragdoll Blaster and is made by Backflip Studios, who also make another one of my favorite games called Paper Toss. Ragdoll Blaster if you can guess from the title of the app, is a game that involves you shooting ragdolls out of a cannon and trying to hit a red target. Now that may sound simple, but as each level progresses the tricks to hitting the target become increasingly difficult. You’ll see what I mean in a bit.
The game has two versions for you to download, one is a free and lite version. It comes with quite a few levels but you can easily burn through them if you get hooked like I did. The paid version comes in at $1.99, and it is worth the two bucks to play the full version of this game. Like I said I quickly burned through the lite version, and said to myself I better go get the full version now. So I did, which is exactly what they wanted. Developing an addicting game and then selling it for cheap. Genius. Let’s talk about the actual game play now before showing you the video
Once you downloaded the free one, became addicted, and bought the full version you are greeted with this welcome screen from Backflip Studios. Pretty sweet, just make sure you don’t forget who made this game! The next screen is again a static screen that does nothing. You’ll see this for a few seconds as the game loads. It keeps getting more and more exciting!! Now onto some game play
This is one of the levels in the full version of the game, as you can see the name of the level is “Decoy.” An important part of this game is thinking ahead of how to use your ragdolls. The point of the game is to use as few of them as you can to get one to touch the target. The game automatically keeps track and will tell your your best if you’ve previous played the level. This is what actually makes the game challenging. It’s puzzle solving and strategic. You’ll see more of this and how that works in the video below.
Here are some of the other features of the game. One that I really like is the level select. If you happen to get stuck on a level you can jump ahead to at the most 5 levels. It often helps to give your brain a rest on that level and move on. It can make a difference to come back to the level later with new problem solving ideas. I had to do that at the current level I’m on. I just couldn’t figure it out, so beware of the level boxed in. That was my first tough one.
This is what the level select looks like. No biggy, the level in red is the one you are currently playing. Then if you have played it before it shows your best score. The next picture is under the options menu. Here you can adjust these settings to your liking. Turn the music off and leave the sound on, I’d recommend turning the sight line on. That makes aiming your shot a lot easier to see it’s line of travel.
All in all, a great game! Not to mention it’s pretty cheap. At only $1.99 you can’t go wrong playing this game. I’m excited to see how quick I can get to the end of the game, perhaps the developer at Backflip will offer expansion packs for cheap once the levels run out. Just a hint, just a hint. If you’ve played the game then leave a comment and tell me what you think. If you’ve yet to play it then wait no longer. Get the free version and experience the fun. The video review is below, watch and enjoy.
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