(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain 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.)
So, a game just released on the App Store a few days ago by the name of, Redbros (PLAYHARD). It just made it to last week’s SNAPP Roundup, so I hadn’t really gotten a chance to dig into it until now. Let’s just say, I’m glad that I didn’t miss it.
The game’s description has some BOLD statements claiming to be “the best mobile game you’ve been waiting for”. That itself usually throw up a red flag for me. Usually, it’s the……umm, not-so-good games that make these claims.
Redbros is an “action puzzle adventure” game with a unique control system where you use finger gestures to control your characters. It’s pretty much a tap-to-move system with a twist.
You control a band of heroes that are trying to rescue their comrades that have been imprisoned by the evil Skeleton King. This involves you going into the King’s tower and surviving all his traps. At first, things are pretty easy, but after you get a handful of levels in, that’s when levels become almost a puzzle. It’s tough, but in a good way. You start off by just tapping to move your group through each level, but soon you will be drawing lines to change formations or splitting up your party by holding your fingers in several places. You really have to use the old noggin to get through some of these areas.
Apparently, I’m not that far into the game seeing how there are over 100 levels! Yes, this game is pretty packed with content. Along with the length of the game, there are 47 different heroes to find and collect all with different stats that are of course upgradable. You can use up to 20 heroes at the same time, so things can get a little like Lemmings at times. It can be a struggle trying to get through traps and not leaving anyone behind. I’ve had levels that where I had 20 heroes running with me and ended the level with just one lonely soldier.
Make sure not to pass this one up. It’s a really fun game with a ton to do. Along with the 100+ levels and 47 heroes, there are tons of spells and secrets to find. And it’s all put together with a colorful hand-drawn art style. The BOLD statements made by the developers just might be true with this one.