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Potshot Pirates
Yo ho ho
By Harry Slater 18 December 2012
Game Name: Potshot Pirates | Developer: IT Art Team | Publisher: Chillingo | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Casual, Puzzle, Shooter | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
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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.

Pirate pals

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.
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Summary
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
RATING
7/10
 
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