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Beetle Breaker
A bug's life
by Kirk Mckeand 2/12/2013
Product: Beetle Breaker
Publisher: Chillingo
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Beetle Breaker is basically Angry Birds: Beetle Edition, but instead of hitting pigs with birds it's all about slingshotting - presumably TNT-spliced - bugs at lumps of wood and other materials. Why the bugs are suicidal is never explained.

You have to destroy a lump of misshapen wood in the centre of the screen, killing the smallest number of beetles possible - it's all scored on a three-star system, based on efficiency.

After introducing these basics, the mechanics get more complicated.

First comes the introduction of new types of goggle-eyed beetles. Some split into two with a tap, exploding on impact. Some fly over the target instead, planting charges across it as you tap the screen. Others plant clusters of bombs which link together when in close proximity, only to be detonated by another beetle, causing a chain reaction. ...
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Slingshotting beetles at wood is more addictive than it sounds. And for free, you might as well try it for yourself
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 10
Innovation: 4
Overall: 7
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