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Bucketz Ride
Kicking the bucket
by Damien McFerran 17/6/2013
Product: Bucketz Ride
Publisher: Picnic Hippo
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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The original Bucketz was packed with zany ideas, but its lack of focus and rather forced attempts at humour meant it wasn't quite as compelling as it possibly could have been.

Developer Picnic Hippo has returned with a sequel in the form of Bucketz Ride, but it hasn't taken note of the criticisms levelled against the first title - if anything, this follow-up adds even more ideas and consequently makes things even more overwhelming.

As before, the aim is to dunk objects into colourful buckets. These buckets are balanced on a platform, which means you have to be selective about which bucket to drop objects into - overload one too much and the platform will tip over, ending your game. ...
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Bucketz Ride offers frantic, out-of-control entertainment which could prove to be too confusing for some players
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 6
Value: 5
Innovation: 5
Overall: 6
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