Posted by sean on August 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm in Video Games with No Comments


It isn’t very often I blog about videogames. While I like gaming, I do not play a large wealth of titles. If I had my way, I would still be enjoying GoldenEye and Super Mario Kart. I am even less of a gamer when it comes to the iPhone. Despite many owners being addicted to games from the ‘App store’, the only title I found of interest was Monopoly. Until now…

While browsing the latest applications available for download, I stumbled across a title known as Minigore. With cute looking graphics, yet lots of bloody violence and big guns, I was intrigued by the fun-looking game play. After reading the raving reviews, I decided to buy the app, especially with the bargain introductory price of just fifty nine British pennies.

The game reminds me of Loaded – a favourite with many owners of the original PlayStation console. Like Loaded, Minigore is an overhead shoot em up, where you walk around a basic landscape, shooting anything that moves with comically oversized weapons, resulting in blood being sprayed all over the screen in an amusing cartoon violence.

As there is no control pad on the iPhone (simply a touch screen), I was very dubious about how the game would be played. While the simplicity of a single touch screen is great for making telephone calls, sending text messages and even browsing the internet, the lack of buttons does make video games a real problem. Not so with this title.

As Minigore is a very simple concept – walk – shoot – walk – shoot, there is only need for two methods of input. There are two ‘controllable’ circles at either side of the screen; one of moves your character around the landscape; the other fires the weapon. Very basic, yet extremely effective.

If you own an iPhone and have any intentions of playing games on it, you would be clinically insane not to buy this at the price it is. I have also read a high definition version of the game will be released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Arcade, so even those console owners without flash mobile phones can enjoy.

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