For the most part this game still runs the same as it used to. However there are several graphical issues that were introduced a few “updates“ ago, that have persisted and never gotten fixed. These include: a “menu“ bar that rather than being flush with the bottom of the screen, floats about a quarter of an inch above the bottom of the screen; A wooden frame like thing (almost like a picture frame) that just floats up in the upper right corner of the title screen for no explicable reason: and the map just has dots floating on water (with a few little trees and clumps of grass also floating in the water. That’s just the weird glitch stuff that has shown up recently. Add to that persistent issues that have been around for quite some time, such as: the map is useless, and that you cannot select previously conquered castles to run them again, all it does is show you where you’ve been and where you’re going, there is no interaction whatsoever at all; and the biggest one, The camera likes to zoom in to try to show you the action when you fire, except it doesn’t zoom back out enough to show the actual whole castle as it starts to collapse, meaning you often miss large amounts of collapse off screen (literally missing the entire point of playing the game). These issues have been known about for quite some time, but I have not been addressed. If these are fixed, I would gladly write this game much higher, as it is actually a pretty fun, if simple little physics fun game. As it is however, I cannot recommend and have to give it 2 stars.
New edit: Hey! What happened to the king?
This is a great game for wasting time mindlessly. It doesn’t get more difficult. It doesn’t have any, as far as I can tell, in-app purchases. I would rate higher if not for two things.
It has a constant onslaught of ads. Most games I play offer bonuses if you watch an ad, and I often do. This one offers a “no thanks” button as well, but even if you hit “no thanks”, you still have to watch an ad. Between practically every level. I end up either spending more time on ads than playing the game, or I choose to back out of the app and reload. Takes about the same amount of time. I get that the money flows through the ads, but really, the game seems to be the interrupter of the ads, not the other way around.
Secondly, and I haven’t seen anyone mention this, so maybe it’s just me, but between the game and the ads, this game drains my battery. After about three levels, my phone gets hot to touch, and each level takes off 1-2% of my battery charge. Yesterday, I played for 8 minutes, and it killed 23% of my battery. None of my other games do this. Come to think of it, none of my other apps do this.
One, often two adds after every shot?! Plus adds for other games in a pop-up window! Really?! That is not necessary. I also don’t understand the scoring, particularly the number by the gold coins and then the multiplayer factor in the box. Nothing was explained up front about how the game operates, scores, levels up, nothing. I’ve accumulated all these gold coins, but I don’t know what it gets me. I’ve been playing for a few hours now, not cumulative of course, and it’s now getting redundant. Same castles over and over. Not sure how much longer I’ll put up with the adds and the redundancy.
UPDATE: Lowering my Star Rating. The game is appropriately named...it’s a “wreck”. Game became so glitchy it was impossible to play. Even the ads stopped showing up it was so glitchy. I tried it on the Wi-Fi and in Airplane Mode and it still became excruciatingly slow and it kept shutting down. Too bad, it was a fun little game and weirdly satisfying. I deleted it. Would not recommend it as you’ll only get bored and frustrated.
This game is unplayable with the amount of lag, the cursor is never smoothly scrolled, it jumps across in 25%-of-the- screen sized chunks, it stops you mid-shot for a 2-part series of unskippable advertisements, and then another 2-part unskippable advertisement as soon as you finish the level. And then another advertisement in the middle of the next level. And then another advertisement at the end. And a full-time rotating Facebook/other game advertisement at the bottom. I WONDER WHY THERES SO MUCH LAG. After firing your cannon shot, the time taken for the cannon to reach the castle/ castle to crumble is already predetermined, it just needs to render.. yet that takes 20 seconds? Average 3 shots per level? Then back to ads! This is game is unplayable, and whoever made this is just leaving it up to rake in advertisement money. Sad!
This game could be really great with a little more development. I’m at level 600-something right now and have seen the same 10 castles literally dozens and dozens of times each. Sometimes you come at them from different angles, but it’s still the same castle. The TNT bundles are really overkill and should be removed, because it’s way too easy to set them off and blow up the entire castle even with a badly placed regular cannon ball. A couple stray bricks happen to come into contact with a bundle and it sets it off blowing up everything. It is fun watching the structures collapse, but it’s also too easy to do. Still, it’s a mildly entertaining way to waste time.
Game is fun, however the ads and lag take soooo much longer than each level. I’m literally at level 350+ and the levels are the same difficultly at level 1. The game itself is fun, having to watch a 30 second ad after EVERY level is annoying, and the lag is just very lazy coding. The lag has lost me so many levels. I play this game because it’s free, and in contemplating deleting it for the above reasons, I can’t imagine PAYING for this game. You could probably put me at level 1000 or level 2 and I wouldn’t know the difference.
I read over reviews for this and wonder why people seem to dislike it? I know a few ads if you want coins, that is fine with me. I just like to relax late in bed with my ipad and this is one of my go to’s. I have noticed I get kicked at times since the update, not bad tho. The internet has been acting up since the cough cough. I like it! So Thank you for a good time killer that does not take me being to awake to play it lol.
The game would have been fun if it played with any consistency at all. It is so slow and glitchy, half the time I get kicked between rounds. When it does play it’s hard to time the crosshairs when they stop and then go again. I have quit playing the game because I spend more time watching a blank screen or watching a stopped screen then I do plane and it’s not fun. I hope the developers figure a way to make improvements
a fair game but repetative does not allow player to finish of the castle allow for more complete destruction could add some type of targeting similar to the tnt
i usually try for the rooftops as a way to mix things up also the preview on app store is not same as game kind of like
it better seems developer lost interest in the game & orphaned it too bad could be a great game
Back when it was simple, when there wasn’t cringe emojis over people literally falling to their deaths. It was better when you guys didn’t have all these weird canon balls that you’d have to get with ads. It was better when there weren’t 100 ads a minute about other games as cringey as yours has become. I used to play this but all the updates have just made it worse in my mind.