by Mark Brown 14/3/2013
Product: Danger Boat
Publisher: Pixelocity Software
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Endless running
Danger Boat is a good name.
It suggests high-octane thrills, breakneck speeds, and boats. It sounds like an '80s TV show or the vehicle an Action Man villain might drive. It sounds awesome.
But Pixelocity's Danger Boat is none of those things. It's actually a very slow and placid endless-runner, and about as dangerous as a rock with all the pointy bits filed off.
Here, killer missiles lazily meander across the screen, as if wading through treacle. Waves splash - not crash - into rocks. Enemy submarines pop up to casually toss a few mines into the sea before getting bored and submerging back into the abyss.
Danger Boat is a perfectly pleasant, but completely uneventful entry in a very tired genre. There are at least seventeen zillion better endless-runners on the App Store
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