Kill All Bugs! Seriously
Attention squad leader, we are under attack!
Kill All Bugs! is a strategy game where the purpose is to kill all of the giant bugs before they destroy the city. This came to me at a perfectly parellel time as I battle fruitflies in my apartment.
Step one, place gun turrets near the source of the bugs. This was a simplest strategy that a child could figure out and since it was working in my kitchen, I decided to implement this in the game as well. The game offers a variety of levels, bugs, and defenses, and as you play offers you strategy hints along the way.
Game play is split between missions and survival mode. Missions are directed to teach strategy and gameplay and increase the amount of elements as you progress through the levels. Survival mode is a free-for-all and ends when you can no longer hold off the bugs from the city. I am currently living in survival mode!
The mission levels progress at a good rate. I was able to get through the first few without a problem and then failed miserably as the bugs took over my city. I hope this isn’t foreshadowing my apartments’ future. Luckily as in almost all video games, you get another chance as the clock turns back and we pretend like nothing failure never happened. The second time through the level was a bit more successful. Tip: Play the survival mode to get a taste of what will come at you in mission mode before you get there.
It’s good that the app can be paused (so I can swat at fruit flies… I wish I could pause my fruitflies). Any time intensive game that is only played on your phone needs to be paused. I would assume that the same kind of thinking would lend towards letting the player come back to the app where the player last was when it was closed. Saving the game between using the app is not an option though. This is my only gripe with the game. When re-entering the app, you must start at stage one again. Being a busy person, this became very annoying as I was constantly needing to use other applications, drive my car, work, or bomb fruit flies.
This being said, I think the game is enjoyable enough to go for. Every game play is different depending on how your strategy develops, and if you play in Survival mode it doesn’t matter how far you’ve previously made it in mission mode. Plus, Kill All Bugs! may teach you a thing or two about extermination.