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(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full-fledged iOS game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a mobile game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)

Normally I tend to stay away from popular .io games, but I had to make an exception for this one because I’m a fan of Jaws.

Jaws.io is a “hyper-casual” .io-style game that seems to be all the rage on the App Store right now. It’s basically an “every person for themselves” high score chaser. Unfortunately, the game feels a bit thrown together in order to ride the .io wave while it’s still hot. You start off with around 6-8 other players on boats and you are all shooting at “Jaws” in the arena. The person that shoots the final round that kills Jaws, then takes over control of the shark. Then you kind of chase all the other boats around as Jaws for a few seconds before returning back to your boat to do it all over again. All this takes place within a 2 minute round, so it feels really chaotic. It’s a shame because this game would have been GREAT as a single player game! (Like a top-down version of Hungry Shark) The visuals are beautiful and the controls work really well in portrait mode. SRG Studios did an excellent on those parts and definitely have the skills to make a decent game. If you’re a fan of the .io genre, Jaws.io may be worth checking out. But, if you’re looking for anything more than just another .io game, you probably aren’t going to find it here.

Jaws.io is in this week’s SNAPP Roundup or you can download it here.

@hashtagNOEN (could have been so much more)