Tin Shot 2 has a fun original off-kilter premise and the result is a bizarrely new, addictive game you have got to try.
In a lot of ways it reminds us of mobile classics like Fruit Ninja. And for that, we’re ever grateful—especially considering the free price tag.
For our full review of Tin Shot 2, you need only slide down below the break!
Concept and Gameplay
If you’ve ever been to a local fairground—or maybe it was just the not-so-well-off places we grew up—then you’ve seen the games where a stack of cans must be knocked over by a ball. Doing this wins you a prize, or in Tin Shot 2’s case, a lot of points.
If you’re unfamiliar with this concept, or even if you’ve played these kinds of games repeatedly, that’s exactly what you’ll find here with Tin Shot 2.
Users flick a ball toward a stack of cans, attempting to knock them all off their perches. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but Tin Shot 2 adds in a few additional items to make it more challenging.
For instance, once you’ve mastered the art of stationary can knocking over, you’ll progress to hit moving targets. In a lot of ways, this game is more like bowling than it is a carnival attraction.
You’ll spend the majority of your time aiming things just-so in order to knock over all the cans at once. This nets you the most points, and boosts your ego a lot as well.
Doing these kinds of maneuvers repeatedly will even earn you a combo.
In addition to the moving targets, users can also expect heaping helpings of radioactive, spring-loaded and exploding cans. You know, typical county fair stuff.
Design and Graphics
Usually when we see an arcade title that’s a little left-of-center like Tin Shot 2, the graphics aren’t typically that great. However, this app is definitely not a disappointment. The cans are oddly well shaded, and the controls are surprisingly robust.
There’s no wishy-washy physics engine to contend with here. Everything behaves like you’d expect it to, and the challenge lies in the stacks—not in your ability to fight with a poorly designed game.
All in all, count Tin Shot 2 as a pleasant surprise. It may not win any awards this year, but it’s hardly what we’d call a stinker.
It also helps Tin Shot 2’s case that it is totally free in the Google Play Store. For no money down, you can snag it today and get to knocking over those cans for prizes.
That’s one heck of a bargain, and considering how well put together this app is, we certainly think it’s worth it.
Tin Shot 2 gets a full recommendation from us, as well as our hearty respect. We didn’t expect to like it this much, but we just do. And that’s a nifty thing.
Tin Shot 2 requires Android 2.3 and up. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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