(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.)
I know that I’ve talked about 111% before. I even did an “I Love This Dev!” article on them last year. I’m not sure what kind of magic there is behind their games, but I love just about their entire library of games.
Last week 111% released two games simultaneously. Warz.ioi and Turretz. Although Warz.ioi is good, Turretz is the one that has had me hooked.
Turretz is a simple arcade-y space shooter where you’re job is simple, PROTECT YOUR PLANET! There’s no story, no fancy 3D graphics, there’s actually not much of of tutorial. You’re pretty much just thrown into the game as soon as you hit start.
What’s unique about this game is that you actually control your planet instead of controlling your weapons. It makes Turretz simple to control with just moving your thumb around the screen and dodging oncoming enemies. Your weapons do the rest. You start off with just a single turret and are up against endless waves of enemy ships. The more ships you shoot down, the more money you make. The more money you make, the more weapons you can buy. Weapons range from missile launchers, lasers, freeze-rays, to even Venus Flytraps! And they can be placed 360 degrees around your planet.
Turretz is a great time waster. There are tons of weapons to unlock and upgrade, but that’s basically just it. There isn’t much else to the game. It’s one long, never ending grindfest. Just killing wave after wave of enemies and bosses until you’ve finally purchased the last big weapon, upgrade it a little bit and most likely had enough. You would think after hearing that, I would be telling you to stay away from the game, but it’s just the opposite. Like I said, it’s that mysterious 111% magic that they put in the game. Even though it’s an endless grindfest, I can’t stop playing. There’s something about it that keeps me coming back that I can’t explain. If you are a fan of action games or shooters, Turretz is definitely worth the grind.