Lazer Bat, from Gashouse Games, is a fresh little game that emphasizes simplicity. Unlike some games for the Android mobile gaming market, Lazer Bat doesn’t require constant upgrades, or pay to play. It is a free game, which has been developed by Gashouse Games.
Features and Design
Once the player reaches the main menu, they need only tap the “play” button to start the game. Right from the off, the player is greeted by two buttons, the “fly” and “fire” buttons.
Initially, the titular bat is located away to the left of the screen and will remain flying in the center of the screen, until the player taps the fly button.
As the screen scrolls along to the right, enemy bats will approach. The player must then use a combination of the fly and fire buttons. By hitting the fly button, the player can make the bat fly higher; but don’t go too high, for if the bat goes off the screen, the game is over.
The bat will automatically descend if you stop hitting the fly button. Again, players must make certain that they don’t let the bat drop off the screen, or the game is over.
By hitting the fire button, the player can shoot the bats that come towards it. If an enemy bat strikes the Lazer Bat, then the game is over. For every bat that the player successfully shoots down, the score at the top of the screen is increased.
Lazer Bat can be tricky to play. The design of the game is actually rather simple, with the player not required to do anything more than control the bat’s flight, and shoot down enemies. However, Lazer Bat is a game of patience.
The first time you play it, it can be tricky to command the Lazer Bat. Play it a little while though, and you’ll soon get to grips with the critter.
Lazer Bat is actually all about perseverance. The more you play, the more comfortable with maneuvering the bat you’ll become. It’ll also take practice to learn how to fire and fly at the same time, especially as the fire button can be a little twitchy at first.
This game is just the ticket if you’re looking for something quick and entertaining to play on the go.
Lazer Bat will require you to use both of your hands, and its graphics are fairly simplistic. None of that takes away from the enjoyment of playing this smaller scale Android title, though.
Lazer Bat requires Android 2.1+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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