A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Your creature avatar fights others for points, making sport of violence, though with fictional monsters.
Positive Role Models
Because players assume the role of giant creatures, the models and message is essentially neutral.
Ease of Play
The combat system, using the stylus exclusively, is fun and intuitive, requiring no use of buttons at all. You control your insect's moves by tapping and dragging the screen. For instance, touching and dragging your creature's head prompts it to bite or spit a projectile at the opponent. Depending on the type of insect you're using, claws, tails, jaws, or legs can all be used in attacks. Sometimes these battle controls are a bit (ahem), buggy; tapping a creatures body part initiates an unintended action from a different limb.
Violence & Scariness
In the game, player-controlled giant insects bite, hit, and tackle each other. The big bugs can hurl projectiles from their tails or mouth. Blows are accompanied by flashes of light and earth shaking effects, but no blood or death is depicted.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects combines role-playing and action gaming to let players pit their giant insects against each other in fights to earn points. The action takes place on a post-apolcalyptic earth after a metor has wiped out all human life. Fights in both single and multiplayer modes feature the creatures hitting, biting, tackling and flinging projectiles. Blows are accompanied by flashes of light, rumbling sounds, and shaking effects. As players earn more points, they can "mutate" and upgrade the look and power of their insect.
Is It Any Good?
The customization of your insect is definitely the highlight of the game; you can make your character look cool, though ultimately the upgrading has little effect on the gameplay itself. The combat system, using the stylus exclusively, is fun and intuitive, requiring no use of buttons at all. Sometimes these battle controls are a bit (ahem), buggy; tapping a creatures body part initiates an unintended action from a different limb. Overall, however, the game is fun, simple, and maintains a playful, slightly silly over-the-top tone. For the target audience, this should be satisfying experience that combines fighting, role playing, and adventure.
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