Big Bang Mini is a fast paced shoot’em up that puts a new spin on classic arcade style gameplay, all wrapped around a fireworks theme. Your objective is to navigate your ‘ship’ through a brilliant array of lights, dodging intense streams of firework debris as it rains down on you. Defeat waves of challenging enemies by deploying fireworks and performing combo attacks.
–Create your own fireworks display using the stylus
-9 different worlds with multiple stages each with unique art, sound, and design
-Every world contains a different set of rules including new abilities previously unavailable
-Collect the stars dropped by defeated enemies to move on to the next wave
-After each level, design the Final Bouquet – a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will illuminate the sky
-Versus play adds to the chaos
-Online rankings lets players see where they stack up against the competition
-Additional gameplay modes and options provide tremendous depth
-Over 20 music tracks by “Yubaba, Smith & Fortune” – nominated for “Best Music” in 2007 for Nervous Brickdown at Festival du Jeu Video
Our take on the game:
Finally a new video game that captures the fun of the classic arcade style video games. No thick boring story-lines, no complicated multiple button attacks. Just plain left/right/up/down shoot’em and dodge’em old-school fun like you’ve never seen on the Nintendo DS. Stage after stage, level upon level, Arcade mode action intensifies as you reach the limits of your eye to mind to stylus coordination. I particularly enjoyed the 2 player, single card play(Versus mode), where, for an instant, I thought I was going to be able to hold my own against my 7 year old son.
Arcade mode was really neat, I couldn’t get past the initial level, but it didn’t make it any less fun. It was actually appreciated compared to my son’s role-playing games, where you never lose your life and can continue indefinately.
Big Bang Mini is available now for a suggested retail price of $19.99, and comes in a lenticular animated box that demonstrates the game in action. It is rated E for Everyone. For more information visit http://www.bigbangmini.com/ or http://www.southpeakgames.com/.
Thanks to Role Mommy and SouthPeak Games for the opportunity for review!