Name : Smash Hit
Developer : Mediocre
Genre : Arcade
Platform : Android & iOS
Cost : Freemium
Smash Hit is kind of a Hulk smash game where you smash everything that comes into your way. In a world where most of the things are made up of glass, you have to hit crystals and obstacles and survive for as long as you can. You start with 25 balls and for each crystal you hit, you get 3 extra balls (5, 10 and 20 in some special cases too) and every obstacle that hits you takes out 10 off your pocket. Run out of balls and game over. Couldn’t get any simpler, could it?
The gameplay is simple yet stunning. The game is set in some mystical land where things are made of glass. You need to tap on the screen to throw the balls that hit the crystals and glass made obstacles. The physics in the game is simple and easy to adjust and within no time you’ll get used to the gameplay. The stunning visuals add to the beauty of the gameplay and the shattering of glass has been perfected by the team of Mediocre who came out with another visually attractive game, Sprinkle an year or so ago. It’s all about hitting the crystals and obstacles at the right time and you can use trajectories to increase your reach. The pace of the game also increases after every checkpoint you clear making it a little more challenging at latter stages of the game. Little power ups such as unlimited throw of balls for a small amount of time or slowing the overall speed of the game for a limited time so that you can hit the crystals and avoid obstacles easily also come in handy and further add to the overall charisma of the gameplay. The game is free to download but houses an in-app purchase. The in-app purchase lets you use the cloud save feature and the much needed checkpoint feature which comes in handy if you run out of balls in some stage of the game and don’t want to start all over again. Technically speaking, using checkpoints are really necessary to fully enjoy the game. If you can beat the game in one go, (which is highly unlikely) you should not worry about the in-app purchases. But if you are the average gamer who falls and rises back up, you’ll probably need to use the checkpoints to avoid redundancy. The pricing of the in-app purchase is kept at Rupees 124 which I felt was on par with most of the other games of similar genre.
The graphics are the part where this game leaps ahead of the competition. The beautiful landscapes and visuals coupled with complementing audio and physics provide an addictive experience to the user. Honestly speaking, it is a visual stunner from Mediocre. Where they might have lacked in the concept, they make up more than necessary in the visual department.
From another endless runner to an endless runner with great visual gameplay, Smash Hit is a perfect pass time game when you’re waiting for your public transport or have nothing productive to do. It is also fun to play in the middle of your boring lectures (not that we want you to). Add to that it is free to download makes it a must download from my side. And although going for the in-app purchase is completely your choice, I would suggest it so as to add that little extra to the game and support the developer. The only complain I have with the game is that you start with the same background and details every single time which makes the game a little repetitive. The developers could have used the change of scenery and objects every time you start a new game which could have kept me more interested than a few weeks. But nonetheless, it is free to download and still a pretty decent game to play.