Looking for a game that’s a bit different? Bomb Survivor provides just that with thrills and challenges that have you dodging bombs and hurdling mines. This game is simple in nature, featuring graphics that are not superb and sounds that are decent, but the overall thrill of the game is playing on the defensive to test your skill at reactive play.
Bomb Survivor: Battlefield Brawl for Survival
Mimicking a somewhat Japanese anime-like visual, you are a soldier on the battlefield, seeking refuge and rescue at the closest chopper you can find. That is your mission. This game does not play on the offense, where most players are armed with weaponry and required to stalk and conquer. Rather, this game helps develop fast reactive moves to avoid obliteration. As you traverse the battlefield, war planes hum overhead, sprinkling the ground with destruction. In order to survive, you must make a clear path to the chopper.
When you initially play Bomb Survivor, the screen pops up in landscape mode. When you press “Play”, it takes to you a preliminary screen that displays what your current “health” is and how to play the game. To play, you tap one of four arrows found in the bottom two corners and midway on the left and right of the screen.
Tap the left bottom arrow, and your little soldier moves left, or forward with respect to the game. Tap the right arrow and the soldier moves towards the right, or backward. The two midscreen arrows allow you to jump over mines. Again, the graphics are basic, so the soldier is always facing forward, looks like he is running forward, but will actually move backward when you tap the right arrow.
As bombs fall like raindrops, you must tap forward and back to move your soldier and avoid getting blown to pieces. Eventually, you will make it to the chopper and make it to safety. Once you reach the chopper, you will have passed that level and can move on to more challenges.
Every so often, you may strike it rich and befall a level that rains coins. Run around catching as many as you can to fill up your coffers for more fun. This helps you put some “health” into a jar for a rainy day, and allows you to select different uniforms for future play.
Bomb Survivor: The Verdict
I really was not sure what to expect with this game, but as I play it more, I find it probably is more suitable to the younger players. I found it to be very primitive and almost a polar opposite of space shooter games where you control a gun from the bottom of the screen and shoot at approaching asteroids or UFOs. However, if you are looking for something simple to pass time, Bomb Survivor may be just the ticket.
If you are looking for a simple game for kids that does not involve shooting up things and playing on the offensive, this is worth a try. Its cost is minimal and is not as frustrating to play as many other games tend to be.