Dr. Boom! Review


Version Reviewed:
2nd Feb, 2011
Review Date:
Reviewed by Chris


2 out of 5


  • Publisher: Dreamix Studio
  • Version Reviewed: 1.01
  • Review Date: 2nd Feb, 2011
  • Cost: £0.59
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Dr Boom is another puzzle game to add to the thousands currently available within the app store. You'll recognise the basic premise,  a board of different tiles is displayed (or potions, as it is in Dr. Boom!) and you must swap these tiles around, matching coloured potions to remove rows and drop more tiles down from the top. The more matches you get the higher you score.

There's 3 game modes available, Boom, Normal and Quick. Boom has you playing against the clock, the objective is to score points and generate power-ups which help add or freeze the clock. Power ups (explode, freeze and create an earthquake) are generated by matching certain potions.

Normal play offers unlimited time restriction with the game ending when you run can't make any more matches.

Quick mode is similar to Boom but you don't have the power ups available so it's a set 3 minutes to score as high as possible.

The graphics in Dr. Boom! are average. The different modes keep things interesting and I liked the way you could save a game before quitting so you can come back to it later (it's amazing how many apps don't let you save your games). It's also linked in to Game Center so you can also challenge your friends.

Dr. Boom! is an average game. Building up your power-ups is a good idea, if more power-ups were available and the graphics were updated this could become a surprise hit.