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The first game that I ever played from Adult Swim was called "Five Minutes To Kill (Yourself)." It perfectly encapsulated the nihilistic and sarcastic tone of Adult Swim as a programming block, and it was a pretty hilarious game to boot. Now the boys in black have returned to their roots with Giant Boulder of Death. It's about a giant boulder that kills people, among other things.

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GBoD is what Katamari Damacy would be if it was about ten times faster and replaced stickiness with destruction. You play a sentient boulder whose only joy comes from smashing the homesteads of subsistence farmers and friendly people in lederhosen. At the core it's an endless runner: get as far as you can down the mountain and rack up points by smashing things. Smash enough stuff and you'll unlock a spikey super mode that allows you to power through even the few obstacles that are there in the first place.

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Giant Boulder of Death is a freemium game, which means your options for upgrades are grinding or paying. But with simple gameplay and attractive low-poly 3D graphics, it should have enough to hold your attention for however long it takes to get to the grind. In the short time it's been available on iOS it has already amassed an impressive amount of fans.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • atlouiedog

    I'm enjoying the game, but it takes over my sound output even when the game is muted which keeps me from listening to anything else while playing. That's an issue for me.

  • aleciu

    looks fun, I'll give it a try

  • Sinistar83

    OK this game looks like a ripoff of Rock of Ages with Katamari Damacy graphics. See http://store.steampowered.com/app/22230/ for Rock of Ages. Also I just checked, not compatible with Nexus 10? WTF

    • Matthew Fry

      What's the point of having a reference device if nobody uses it as a reference? If it is tablet compatible it should automatically be compatible with the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7. If it is phone compatible it should be automatically compatible with the Nexus 4.

    • Aleks Alejandro Evans

      Actually no it isn't the goals are completely different.

      • Sinistar83

        I played a few rounds of GBOD, It is Similar to Rock of Age where you have to roll down the hill, destroy crap try to get to the end without dying, there is no "RTS" mode like in RoA, though.

  • Bojan Gutic

    Is it crashing a lot for others? Nexus 4 here.

    • Ovi

      Me too.I thought it was my old S2.
      Maybe it has something to do with android 4.3.

    • Victoria

      Also crashes on my nexus 4 with android 4.3

  • Anonimato

    Great and addictive. Playing in a Motorola Droid Razr

  • Funem

    This game is like crack for your phone.... I keep going "Just one more go" and keep on playing it for ages....