Date: 2017-12-31 18:03
Along with a brainless commentator (&ldquo I&rsquo ve got a reading age of six!&rdquo ) growling at regular intervals as you use your ice cream van to smash an unfortunate convertible to smithereens, this all makes for a suitably silly and entertaining blast of speed that&rsquo s great in small doses.
This one&rsquo s far from the worst game ever, but it does feature an amusingly grumpy cat. It&rsquo s actually a set of simple mini-games, reminiscent of Nintendo&rsquo s WarioWare series, only here, they feature a miffed moggie that&rsquo d sooner be somewhere &ndash anywhere &ndash else.
This shift in mechanics shakes up everything you knew about this kind of game &ndash as does you being able to charge up a &lsquo satisfaction bar&rsquo that when full unleashes a &lsquo Hyper Kitty Dash&rsquo , clearing a chunk of the playfield in double-quick time.
But things get really interesting when you grab coins en-route and start buying new vehicles on the game&rsquo s home screen. Each vehicle shakes up the visuals and the manner in which you race - the dune buggy, for example, can leap majestically over sandy hills where the UFO bothers farmyard cows to add some variety into a older game format.
The basic aim at every turn is to keep moving forward to the next mini-table &ndash and quickly. Accurate ramp shots are key, and so mastering the game&rsquo s physics and the layout of its various stages is essential.
Still, we're sure you're going to love your time in AirAttack 7 , cooing at gorgeous scenery shortly before bombing it, surviving bullet-hell, and puffing your chest to a thumping orchestral soundtrack.
There are 55 scenes in all, along with tricky bonus rooms to try and beat. And although some of the later bits of the game are perhaps a bit too testing, this one as a whole is a very tasty, satisfying arcade treat.
It's all rather gorgeous and mesmerizing. The only snag is ads periodically wrecking the mood, although they can be eradicated with a single IAP.
Each section &ndash most being a single line or quarter circle &ndash can be individually rotated, the idea being to gradually fashion a solid path for the water to follow.