Review: Shatter

It’s Arkanoid but not as we know it. Giving us HD graphics, a banging soundtrack and weapons. This is Arkanoid grown up and ready to play.

Pros:

  • Simple gameplay giving us a fresh take on the Arkanoid genre
  • Lush, vibrant HD graphics
  • Change the way the projectile works with a blow and suck mechanic
  • Get pick ups such as weapons and extra lives
  • Collect broken shards to charge up a super cannon to help break the remaining blocks
  • Online leaderboard support
  • Good soundtrack
  • 3D animated backdrops
  • Nice paced campaign mode boasting over 7 hours of play time dependent on skill
  • Unlock boss mode where you look to set the best clear time defeating just the bosses
  • Blocks in-game are physics based meaning it can all get a bit crazy later on

Cons:

  • Levels can be really small and chaotic
  • Boss battles are annoying and at the same time quite cheap
  • Can still suffer from the annoying, “Cant hit the last block” syndrome

In summary this is a really nice to play. The leaderboards keep you coming back for more as you do high score runs. It’s such a nice game to look at and indeed play.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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