If you have a bug phobia this one will be sure to creep you out. Little Bugger by Statik is one skin crawling experience. You’ll need speedy fingers and the ability to make decisions FAST. While the graphics and game-play are simple you’d be surprised how tough the game can get. A lot of detail went into the little critters body structure and movement. From centipedes to beetles: “Creepy Crawlies” of all types will scurry on and off the screen. At first glance I thought there was actually a bug on my iPhone! The developer did a good job with the overall shape and motion of the bugs, compelling you to strike quick and often. Another thing that really stood out was the ominous sound effects and bug chatter. Add a menacing drone and you have the perfect setting in place for your bug squashing experience.
The premise is simple: Squash as many bugs as you can before letting a certain number escape. Hidden bugs (clear with a black boarder) reduce the number of escaped bugs giving you extra time. Splitter bugs are red in color and split into four smaller bugs when hit. The smaller red splitter bugs are worth more points. The shock wave bug (has outer circles surrounding the bug) gives off a shock wave when hit, killing all the other bugs on the screen…(complete extermination). Finally, the blue-green bugs should be considered off limits, hit these and points will be subtracted from your score.
There are two modes in Little Bugger: Quick play and Extended play. Extended play has up to 16 levels – plenty of challenging game-play within this mode. The Quick play mode is designed to see how far you can get before you run out of time on the same level. Little Bugger also has features like a High Scores board, Achievements list, and a How-To section. Additionally the game comes a feature that allows you to Tweet your score right after you’ve finished crushing these insects.
With responsive menus, great sound effects and realistic bug movement, Little Bugger is an entertaining app. I’m sure some people will be utterly freaked out at the sight of so many bugs running all over the place. Though if you have something against bugs this is a great way to get your feelings across.
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