A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Players can work together in multiplayer mode to shoot fireworks at cute enemies who shoot back at you.
Violence & Scariness
Fireworks explode beautifully after players aim and release them to hit mischievous characters in the skies, including birds wearing masks and other brightly colored animals as well as wispy ghosts. If you hit a character, that hit results in a fireworks display.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game has mild fantasy violence resulting from shooting fireworks at cartoony characters
in the skies. Often, these characters shoot things at you, so players
must protect themselves by avoiding the fallout as they shoot back. But the main focus of the game is to create spectacular fireworks. The game's tutorial speaks of striking matches as an analogy to playing the game via the touchscreen. On reading this, kids might be curious about striking matches themselves.
Is It Any Good?
Created by a small, talented French design team, Big Bang Mini is a sleeper hit, and an artistic must-buy for anyone who enjoys fireworks with a Space Invaders and Galaga gaming twist. You may wish there were more levels that were more difficult; but that's only because you don't want the play to end. After you complete the arcade mode, you can play through again in mission mode, which asks you to complete a level within a specified period of time. It's a real challenge.
Another essential charm of Big Bang Mini is the artwork. Moving over Hong Kong, you'll witness all the sparkle and glamour of the metropolis. When the enemies appear overhead to shoot at you, you'll generally want to marvel at how uniquely they're drawn. While the game should have been longer, you'll surely enjoy this recession-priced fireworks game. After all, who hasn't wanted be the person who lights fireworks at the local Independence Day celebration?
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