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By Harry Slater 18 December 2012
Potshot Pirates | Developer:
IT Art Team | Publisher:
Chillingo | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Casual, Puzzle, Shooter | Players:
1 | Version:
There are plenty of clones on the App Store. These games often feel like expansions, with only a few tweaks to the template laid down by the games they're aping. What there are fewer of is iterations - games that take a template then make it their own.
Potshot Pirates is one of those rarities. While the basic game might be lifted from Angry Birds, there's a distinct feeling that this is a progression of the genre, rather than just another set of levels.
The first and most obvious change is the perspective the game takes place in. Rather than viewing the physics-powered destruction from side on, you watch it from a first-person perspective, staring down the barrel of one of your ship's cannons.
A fresh twist on a genre that's starting to grow stale, Potshot Pirates won't be to everyone's tastes, but it is a lot of fun