Casual games are usually made to help players relieve stress, and nothing else in games does this better than breaking lots of stuff. Destruction is a common theme in video games, and doing so to public property and the urban environment in general is quite fun when done virtually. Therefore, here is a game from the App Store that can hurl grenades at your leisure. With Blast Zone Mega, you can make things explode and turn into smithereens without inciting anyone’s unbridled displeasure.
This game is a brainchild of a freelance designer based in New York, and his idea for this game was quite novel due to there being already plenty of games already that lets you blow stuff up. So in this game, you get to be the bomb itself, which is quite a cool-sounding premise for a mobile game. The campaign is composed of twelve story levels, where you are dropped from a bomber well above a city. In freefall, you move along these circles that can give you upgrades when you hit one. You then become a bigger and bigger bomb as you go along, where you must then hit your target on the ground in order to win the level. As you play on, you get to blow up more of the entire location.
This game is pretty challenging, so you better prepare yourself for it. The singleplayer campaign is no cakewalk, which ensures that this game will definitely last quite a while. The simple visual design are akin to top-down 16-bit games like the early GTA games, which is quite basic and perhaps crude, but it works anyway. The simplicity of it all does help though that while it does look good, it doesn’t have much fluff to obscure the important gameplay elements. There are a lot of bombs and explosions though that can fill the screen, as hinted by the title. But since you’re the bomb, it shouldn’t bother you at all until you do hit the ground. There is a suicide bomber kind of vibe to it, but seeing it all in 16-bit does take you back to how almost comedically morbid it is.
This game has absolutely no remorse, so newbies are right to feel intimidated. If you’re not someone who takes well to losing, then this game isn’t for you since you’ll be doing a lot of retries. You only have a few lives to go through, and it’s absolutely game over once you’ve run out of them. For something that’s supposed to be a casual game, its attitude is not casual at all. It may not help either that the controls can be convoluted at first since you only use your left thumb for it, but you can start getting used to it more easily than you’d first think.
Despite its lack of mercy, Blast Zone Mega can still get pretty addictive. This game costs $0.99, so you may want to download and play it for a bit before you start wanting to complete more and more levels. Blast Zone Mega is all about destruction and mayhem, so you get to bring it on whenever you have this game on.