Raaaaahhhh! Fingerzilla is so stupid it’s fun! Created by Inert Soap, LLC., this game is a ridiculously simple concept that’s surprisingly addictive. As you may have guessed by the name, the purpose of the game is to reek havoc on towns and cities with your giant sized Godzilla finger, smashing every building, vehicle, and fleeing pedestrian that crosses your path. You only have a limited amount of time to cause your devastation so you’ve got to tap furiously but with precession. You earn points for causing damage, but you earn the most points when you reduce whole buildings to smoldering rubble. Tap, tap, tap cities, people, cars, and helicopters into oblivion. Cause as much disaster as you can, as quickly as you can, and if successful you’ll climb up the ranks on the OpenFient leaderboard.
In all honesty, my first impression of Fingerzilla was that it sucked. I played it once and was not impressed. Much to my surprise though, the more I played it the more I liked it. I don’t know if this means I have a destructive nature or what, but there’s something intoxicating about wandering through these little worlds and squashing everything in site. I actually chuckle a little bit when I gobble up and smash pedestrians fleeing from the burning buildings. Muahahahahahahaaaaa! Take that accountant (chomp)!
As mentioned you’ve got a limited time to work with in each level; anywhere from a minute and a half to five minutes per level depending on which one you’re playing. As you chomp, crunch, and destroy you not only earn points but you can earn time bonuses and sample platters. Each providing you with greater opportunity to destroy more and to wrack up a bunch more points. All in all there are six city smashing levels, each one progressively larger and slightly more challenging than the last. After completing one level you unlock the next. It’s very easy to graduate through levels. The game itself really isn’t about defeating levels, it’s more or less about finding which city you can cause the most destruction in and raising as much hell as possible. For those interested in taking their destruction to the next level there’s an optional $0.99 in app upgrade called the Mutation Pack, that gives you Power Smash, which lets you destroy whole buildings with one touch, Fire Breath which incinerates nearby buildings, Gobble which instantly devours all fleeing citizens, and Roar which sends people running into the streets in fear.
Overall Fingerzilla is a surprisingly fun game despite it’s dumbed down nature. It’s the type of game that you can turn to as a stress reliever and to cure boredom. If you’re the type that enjoys an intellectually challenging game this wouldn’t be for you. But if you’re the type that just likes to break $%^#, then you’ll have a total blast with this game. Both kids and adults will enjoy this one.
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Requirements: iPhone or iPod Touch; iPhone OS 3.0 or later
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