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Funny Hell
 

Funny Hell

Platform: iPhone/iPod
Category: Strategy
 
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Recently Bulkypix provided me Funny Hell to review for all of you! It's a light-hearted, simple strategy game featuring side-scrolling action. Your army marches right. The enemy army matches left. Where they meet, the armies clash! It's simple to play with short levels and various types of goals. In addition, it's definitely a different look at hell than normal!

Graphics and Sound

While there's no technological breakthroughs here, I don't think anyone will have serious complaints. Are you tired of hell looking like shades of gray? Good (assuming you answered "yes"), because this is the most colorful concept of hell I've ever seen. The various monster designs make the game interesting to watch, which is important.

Gameplay

Why are these demons fighting? The Lord of Hell makes armies of demons fight for his amusement. This might not be enough story to fill a book, but it gives adequate background to motivate playing. There are some amusing little typos and grammar problems in the text here and there, but it never gets in the way of gameplay.

Your base is on the very left of the screen, and the enemy's base is on the right. Enemies come out of their base and march to the left toward your base while you have the ability to create troops to engage them. Both bases have health bars, and if you destroy all the units in your way, you can attack the enemy base. Various units have different costs, strengths, and weaknesses and can be purchased using coins earned by killing enemies.

While this is definitely a strategy game, don't confuse the side-scrolling strategy genre with RTS. You're not creating buildings, dealing with technology trees, or micromanaging units. It's a simpler genre that works perfectly on phones because you only have to decide what units to build (and when to use a couple abilities). Units march across the screen all on their own. This may sound overly simple, but it isn't. There's definitely still strategy involved!

Funny Hell uses level conventions common to iOS games that I really like. There are five different worlds with each consisting of 10 levels. On each level, you can earn up to three stars... I mean, golden skulls... depending on how well you did. This allows you to move quickly through the levels, not caring how well you do, or spend more time perfecting your gaming. There are a variety of level types as well. I like the simple "defeat the enemy base" that requires you to defeat all the enemies pouring out of it too, but there are other levels as well, such as the "survive for x amount of time" levels introduced early in the game. It's less fun in my opinion, but it's also good to change it up sometimes!

Conclusion

The first thing you'll notice is the presentation. It's a fun, light-hearted look at hell, and I enjoyed the style. Funny Hell is a simple strategy game that can be played in short periods of time. It does require strategy; even early in the game, you can't just brute force through every level. I like losing on occasion and rethinking what I did. "Where did I go wrong? How can I do better?" You'll need to ask yourself these questions if you want to succeed! Funny Hell seems priced a tad high at $2.99 in the App Store when there are so many $0.99 games, but it's still a very enjoyable game!










 
 

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