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Game review
Half-Inch Heist
Half baked
by Harry Slater 25/1/2013
Product: Half-Inch Heist
Developer: Mutant Labs
Publisher: Mutant Labs
Format: iPhone
Genre: Action, Arcade, Hardcore
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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If you boiled down the bullet-hell genre, stripping away all of the periphery mechanics as you did so, you'd be left with something similar to Half-Inch Heist.

This is a game that's all dodge, with giant hails of rockets, bullets, lasers, and bad guys inundating you from the second you start.

While it's a twitchy test of reactions, and pretty good-looking to boot, in the end is hamstrung by its own simplicity.

You're nicked

You control the game with a single finger. A diamond appears at the bottom of the screen, you push down on it, and the game starts. If you lift your finger for even a split-second then you lose and have to start again from the beginning. ...
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While it has an interesting central idea, Half-Inch Heist is more about frustration than it is fun
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 6
Value: 6
Innovation: 5
Overall: 6
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