It’s time for some destruction in the new iOS game Destructamundo from the makers of Bit Trip Run, and Woah Dave. In Destructamundo, you play as an alien race that needs to destroy planets to gain resources in an attempt to save their home world. The game revolves around activating chain reactions, similar to Sneezies. Rather than freeing cute puffs, you’re goal is to destroy everything in sight with as few explosions as possible. In fact, you really aim to complete each level with just one tap, as you get a bonus for doing so, which lets you unlock new items.
There are 72 levels spread across three galaxies with each collection of planets offering up a unique challenge. The planets are continuously placed in new patterns, and you need proper positioning, and timing to trigger total destruction in a given level with just a single tap. Each planet is in constant motion with a few surface items to explode, and some planets include core meltdown triggers, or shields, which require different strategies. The game provides a great challenge in trying to nail that one spot to detonate everything in a chain reaction. It’s also quite rewarding to see the huge explosions light up the screen when you hit it just right. Later levels introduce flying ships, special explosive items, and difficult planet arrangements.
We have seen chain reaction games before, but Destructamundo gives you a whole storyline to go with it. Not only that, but each level is introduced with quotes from your alien boss, which are often quite amusing. The game is filled with a surprising amount of personality to accentuate the great gameplay. Destructamundo does a great job of compelling you to go from level to level, always intrigued by the next challenge of placing a single explosion just right. There’s also a nice replay factor, as you don’t want to advance until you beat a level with a single tap. It’s always fun to blow stuff up, but even more so when a challenging puzzle set-up is involved.
Destructamundo ($1.99, Universal) is an entertaining challenge that easily delivers a positive reaction that makes it a must have game.