A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Because this game has no real story line or character development, there are no positive (or negative) messages.
Ease of Play
This isn't a game for the faint of heart; it's designed to throw a tough challenge in front of anyone who plays it. The concepts are easy enough to grasp as you fly around colorful terrain and shoot down enemy objects in your way. But the game's fast-paced nature, with its increasingly bending, curving, and otherwise difficult-to-maneuver areas, along with the random and unpredictable objects that appear, make it anything but leisurely.
Violence & Scariness
Players shoot down a variety of objects, and there are bright and colorful explosions whenever there's an impact on anything on-screen. But the incredibly stylized art style, as well as the fact that there are really no defined characters or a story line, almost renders this content completely nonviolent. It's more like a puzzle game with bursts of light.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Gravity Crash Ultra is a downloadable arcade-style game in which players maneuver through increasingly difficult levels filled with twists and turns. Each level is packed with brightly colored objects that will jump out at players when they least expect it and try to force them to start the level all over again. This game is all about avoiding obstacles and strategically shooting down items that block the path from point A to point B. To add to the stylized and colorful art style, there are bright bursts of color that look like fireworks and fill the screen when objects are shot. Although some of these objects occasionally look like animals or other creatures, there's no backstory, dialogue, or indication that players are acting with any violent intent. In the end, Gravity Crash Ultra just feels like a harmless arcade game that puts a player's reflexes to the test.
Is It Any Good?
Gravity Crash Ultra's visual style and appeal help it stand out from other arcade shooters. The graphics are intoxicating, with vibrant neon colors in the foreground with muted complementary graphics in the background. When mixed with the right combination of colors and the fireworks-style explosions when an object is destroyed, the action is truly captivating. It's not often that a game's graphical style is its standout aspect, but this one delivers that quality for sure. It only makes things more satisfying when the controls and the gameplay run fluidly throughout each level, mesmerizing players through the entire experience. With such immersive gameplay, Gravity Crash Ultra is a winner.
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