Thanks to the success for titles like Angry Birds, there are now hundreds of variations of the game available on the App Store, and whilst Burn the City certain looks and play similar, it won’t take long after starting to realise that this isn’t one of those games.
The object in each of the levels is to destroy every building in sight using a giant green monster who can shoot fireballs from his mouth. All you need to do is use your finger to drag away from the monster to determine the direction and force of the fireballs that will crush, smash, and burn each level’s city.
As the you progress through the levels you’ll start to take on a few puzzles that include smashing down obstacles before buildings, and also making use of power ups helps you to get the best rating possible, green items allow you to detonate an atomic bomb whist red items gives you a cool laser sight to fire liquid magma. When you get things spot on its great to see the city crumble in front of your eyes.
There was, unfortunately, the odd occasion where I felt the physics may have been a little out, for example having to hit a spire two or three times before knocking it down yet destroying a standard tower block instantly.
Burn The City is another simple, but great looking game, from your Godzilla like character to the wonderful fire effects you see as the city crumbles. There are currently only 45 levels and they are all set at night, so hopefully we will see an update soon with some different backgrounds to keep things interesting, but it’s still a highly enjoyable title that keeps you coming back.
MLG Rating: 7/10
Platform: iOS Release Date: 29/06/2011
Disclosure: Midlife Gamer were provided a digital copy of Burn The City for review purposes by the promoter. The title was reviewed over the course of one week on an iPhone. For more information on what our scores mean, plus details of our reviews policy, click here.