Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Minions App Review" Destruction, Evil and Minions?

You know that awkward moment when you are happily taking over the world with hundreds of thousands minions that you created. Then they decide they should be in control and try to overthrow you? Well the developers at Villain LLC have. AppStore company Villain LLC  sprung onto the market with their success of the highly acclaimed  iPhone and iPad app Archetype. Archetype an Fps featuring things never featured on iOS shooters such as Capture the Flag and downloadable content took hours upon hours of over 1.5 million players. Villain has been silent ever since the release of Archetype and presto! We now have our gaming fingers on Minions.

      Minions relies on it's whimsical cartoon characters, seemingly a breed between the minions in Despicable Me and Rayman's raving rabbids. These quirky creatures are equipped with much more than your standard plunger. They support the whole arsenal of sound guns to wooden hammers to bird launchers.    

     You play as a mad scientists trying to destroy the minions that once served you. This game relies on a level based system in which minions spawn from spawn points that can be destroyed. At the end of the level you are judged by your time, score and amount of minions killed. When you achieve a perfect 3 stars you will be able to boost the speed, health and power of your character adding an rpg element to this Fps.

       If you are familiar with Archetypes controls don't expect anything to change. At all. A dual stick control system is set along with an auto shoot feature in which you just aim and little tiny robots in your Idevice fire away. On screen radar shows the minions while UI at the top shows health, score and time remaining. While no changes to the controls or UI are apparent, it's simple, if it ain't broke, use it in your next iOS release.  

     As you blast through 8 levels and increasing difficulties Villain delivers promises of new levels and guns to wet your minion killing whistle. As this does not support online multiplayer the developers focused on delivering a fun, unrealistic, quirky Fps for hardcore and casual fans of the genre. At 99c this will not burn a hole in your wallet, but these minions will try to burn a whole in your heart.  
by Gabriel Ruiz


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