Color Bandits review (iPod/iPhone)July 13, 2011
♫ “Are you ready for the war?
Bring your colours to the floor”
10 word description: Side-scrolling shooter; restore colour; power-ups, boss battles, campaign + survival.
10 word review: Stylish and well designed, graphically superior, maybe a bit easy.
You will like this if you enjoy: Scrolling shooters; action games with a consistent and polished style.
The good news: Looks good, controls work very well, good framerate, overall feeling of a polished, well-tested game.
The bad news: A bit short and a bit easy, but those are not necessarily negative points, depending on your preferences and expectations for a phone game.
Arcadelife verdict: This is one of the better shooters I’ve played on an iOS device in quite a while. The graphics are great and the subtle transition from monochrome to colour as you clear each zone is really rather beautiful. The controls work very well, which is always a good thing. Power-ups are varied and nicely depicted. Enemies are all very well drawn, particularly the large bosses. It’s just a slight shame that the game is quite short and a bit on the easy side.
Arcadelife rating: 81/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.1
Chillingo / Color Bandits website link