What happens when you give a giant octopus the power to destroy nearly anything?
Wrap your tentacles around the new $1.99 iOS game Destructopus, a '90s throwback arcade side-scroller from Glitchsoft that unleashes a Destructopus hell-bent on rescuing the world.
Why would something so evil-looking want to save the globe? According to the lore, the deep-sea Destructopus is actually peaceful, despite having a vile visage. After being accidentally awoken by "greedy industrialists" during a century-long slumber, the big, bad cephalopod comes ashore to right what's wrong. Fueled by an appetite to rid the world of pollution and reverse the course of a dying world, this "green" monster slowly works his way through cities to destroy corporations and save trapped endangered animals.
When I first played Destructopus on the iPhone 4, I put it down after a couple of minutes. I thought the game looked great and had a sense of polish, but it didn't really engage me. I'm sure I'm not the first one to download and play a game, then go on to delete it after the first few minutes. The controls felt awkwardly placed at the lower left side of the screen, and sometimes I hit buildings and they didn't explode when they were supposed to (it didn't happen too often). After a couple of hours, I tried the game again. Things got progressively better as I went through the levels and more attacks and perks became available. … Read more