Tiny Bombers is a mobile game that is delightfully reminiscent of games like Bomberman. Tiny Bombers takes that formula and applies it to an endless runner game. Throwing you into a maze of traps and obstacles that you can only pass thanks to your handy bombs. These same bombs can damage your character so quick reflexes and forward thinking are required to master this title.
Tiny Bombers has a visual style that is colourful and captivating. The cute environments and characters that you will encounter in the game helps to keep your attention and make it rather appealing. It is however a graphics intensive game so expect some performance drops on older devices. Interestingly, the game makes use of your devices gyro to pan the camera around. This cannot be turned off, so though it looks nice, there is a concern about battery life there. Regardless of how excellent Tiny Bombers looks though, don’t be fooled by the surface of the game as under it lays a surprisingly challenging and enjoyable little title.
What makes Tiny Bombers a joy to play is that it is simple to learn and easy to master touch controls. You even have the option to swipe to change direction or use an on screen joystick, whichever you prefer. Tapping to stop in place, double tap to place a bomb or by hitting the button on the right side of the screen are all you need. Tiny Bombers nails controls on the head and makes sure that if nothing else, the game is accessible to many, getting a handle on the gameplay is fun and easy for all audiences.
The core gameplay loop in Tiny Bombers is always about trying to travel as far as you can. To succeed in Tiny Bombers one must travel the endless road until a goal is reached. The further your character travels the more chances they have to pick up points, coins and power-ups. Coins are used both for improving your chances of survival and unlocking characters. The power-ups give Tiny Bombers a great arcade feel and help to keep the gameplay fresh even after a number of runs. These include how many bombs you can place at once, how big their explosion is and some extras such as a shield and the screen-clearing nuke. There is a nice mix that ensures you have plenty of replay value making no two runs the same.
Where Tiny Bombers falls short is in its lack of game modes. The one mode that is included, running as far as you can, is a fun game to pick up and play but after a few hours you will find yourself wishing for more options. The different power-ups and unlockable characters gives the game good replay value but without future updates Tiny Bombers will be a short-lived pleasure. Overall Tiny Bombers is definitely a game to check out and have a play with now and again. Just don’t expect to stay in its vibrant world for the long haul without some content updates.
Tiny Bombers (Reviewed on iOS)
This game is good, with a few negatives.
Overall Tiny Bombers is definitely a game to check out and have a play with now and again. Just don’t expect to stay in its vibrant world for the long haul without some content updates.