28
Jun
swing shot

While not quite as famous among the Android gaming community as, say, Rovio or Square Enix, Com2uS has had its fair share of hits - most notably, the company has churned out such popular games as Homerun Battle 3D and Slice It. Now, the devs are back at it with something of an Angry Birds look-a-like: Swing Shot.

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Rather than shooting birds at pigs, however, Swing Shot starts off with monkeys shooting stones at other monkeys, albeit ones that have been cursed by an evil witch (after, that is, you either create an account or log in as a guest - I just opted for the latter). As you progress through the game, you'll also do battle with raccoons, bears, and all sorts of other animals. And that's just arcade mode - you can also choose to play online with either random opponents or friends.

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The graphics, needless to say, aren't going to break any records; but I think we can all agree that with a casual game such as this, graphics aren't really the point. The music, meanwhile, is cute - very suitable for a game of this genre.

Swing Shot ran very smoothly enough on my EVO 3D, although it displayed a black screen for a few seconds after the device woke up from sleep mode and after I switched to the game from another open app. Still, considering it's free, Swing Shot is definitely worth your time - if only to leave a nasty comment complaining that AP posted about yet another Angry Bird clone. Yes, yes we did.

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • Spydie

    Casted?  no such word.  The past tense of cast is... cast!

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    Looks fun.

    I remember I uninstalled Slice It! from this same dev when their permissions got too much after a changelog-lacking update. Wonder if the permissions for this game are anywhere as intrusive...

    • iTKe2k

       you can use LBE to block/remove ANY permission

  • Claire

    i think this game is really cute! while it works on the same projectile concept as Angry Birds, it's still worth a play even if you're an Angry Birds supporter (i'm not one). i've been playing quite a few Com2uS games, especially their RPG titles, and i think their games are really good for free games! i found these games using an app called Applorer, which helps me a lot cos i don't have to trawl through loads of random apps to find something that i want to play. every android user should try it! it's downloadable for free from Google Play :)

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