iBuster Review


Version Reviewed:
2nd Aug, 2011
Review Date:
Reviewed by Steve


3 out of 5


  • Publisher: Offsiteteam
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0
  • Review Date: 2nd Aug, 2011
  • Cost: £0.69
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iBuster is a physics based game where it's three shots and you're out. The aim is nice and simple, each level is made up of a pile of blocks stacked up in the centre. You're tasked with blowing these blocks up and ensuring every block ends up below a specific point, indicated by a rope running horizontally across the level.

To achieve this task you're armed with 3 different sized bombs, small, medium and large. Using these bombs you must topple the blocks, ensuring every block ends up below the rope. You position the bombs by dragging them onto the screen, setting them off is done with a simple tap on the boom button.

That's about it really, fail to get the blocks toppled after you've detonated your last bomb and it's game over. To mix things up there's 4 scenes which are slightly different from each other, with 6 levels per scene. The physics within the game are good but because there's no way of telling where things are going to fall, the gameplay is based on trial and error. This may be ok for some people - the less skilled gamers maybe - but some users may want more control over the outcome and the luck aspect may become frustrating to some.

Another thing to mention is the stupid hare that's placed in some of the levels. Whenever it shows up you must avoid hitting it with any of the blocks, if you do it's an instant game over. Because of the focus on luck rather than skill, you often find yourself taking the hare out. instant game over!

If you like games that rely on luck more than skill you may just find something to like in iBuster. The graphics are quite simple but pleasant enough to look at. Although iBuster is short game, it is fun on the first run through and it's accessible to all gamer types. Good for a quick blast!