Disaster will strike is basically Angry Birds, but with a fairly interesting twist…
Gameplay – 7/10
Okay, so imagine angry birds. Replace the green pigs with evil looking dinosaur eggs, and replace the angry birds with…natural disasters, that’s right, natural disasters; earth quakes, wind, meteor strikes and even landslides.
In a sense, it takes away the fun element of Angry Birds in calculating the angle at which you want to launch your bird. In this game, you get a selection of disasters, each with a limited around. You click and point, so your aim is pretty much precise, it becomes more about doing things in the right order; it is more puzzle than action to an extent.
That said, each disaster (you can see them at the top left of this screen cap) has its own style. The earthquake makes an entire block shake and any ice with anything on top of it will shatter and break, while the landslide makes a small part of it disappear making everything above it fall through. The meteor is pretty cool, because as you click on it it comes down and patrols the sky until you click on a point for it to fly at and blow whatever up.
This style of gameplay can sort of make things feel a bit restricted. You have to do things in a certain order which takes away the flexibility, it feels like you can’t approach things in different ways. They could have also added more disasters and levels. It does have a creative twist though, and it makes an interesting game.
Graphics/Presentation – 8/10
The animation and physics is pretty smooth. One cool part is that if an egg is being subject to disaster they have a funny worried expression before they break and release their yolk quite violently.
Overall score – 7.5/10
Credits go to:
Developer – Anton Koshechken
Music – http://www.shockwave-sound.com
Physics engine – box2d