What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bug Heroes is a high-octane action game in which players are constantly taking down enemy bugs. The content is largely mitigated since the graphics are cartoony, the perspective makes the action seem somewhat distant, and there are no human characters, but the idea of upgrading weapons, shooting guns, and destroying enemies is a constant theme. The bugs do emit a splotch on the floor when defeated, which could be interpreted as blood. Additionally, there is one insect that appears throughout the game with a cigar in its mouth. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
Is it any good?
With a neat graphical style and intuitive controls, BUG HEROES provides a good, fun romp in the world of insect smackdowns. Although the core gameplay may get repetitive after a while, the slate of upgrades and unlockables drives players to keep trudging through and completing new levels. Players can also shake things up by switching their character between the numerous options. The inclusion of awards and achievements also encourages players to become a master battler, and the game's "insectopedia" lets them keep track of the various creatures they have encountered. Although it does include some violent themes and terminology, the game itself is rather lighthearted and is definitely worth checking out for those who can handle those concepts.