Crashimals, by Rogue Earth, describes itself as ‘VR Angry Birds with Airplanes’ and that description is spot on! You control a variety of different animal pilots as they fly around the world, dropping bombs on cakes and avoiding presents. Yes, you read that correctly!
The basic premise is you have different animal pilots and you control their aeroplanes as they fly around the world with a comically huge bomb strapped to the bottom. You then have to decide the right time to drop said bomb so you hit cake, or the tower on which it’s balanced, so it falls to the ground. If you’ve played Angry Birds, you’ll feel at home with this.
The graphics used suits the game perfectly with it’s colourful, fun, cartoon style. To be honest, if you’re flying a plane piloted by a giraffe, it’s not going to be a realistic, serious setting.
The game starts off with some quite simple levels, with basic towers that are simple to knock down. After completing a few scenarios they start to get more complex, and actually force you to think about how you’re going to complete the level.
The game plays really well, but if I had to criticise one thing it may be the control scheme. You fly the plane, and bear with me this is hard to explain, by holding one controller which is where the planes aims, and you move the other as though you’re holding the plane … yeah, I explained that really badly. It’s a ‘different’ control scheme which does work relatively well, and it’s fun to play with although I found my arms getting tangles as I tried to manoeuvre around the map!
Overall it is a fun game to play. It’s not particularly deep, well it’s basically angry birds, re-skinned in VR, but it’s is totally worth the £5 or so asking price! It’s also a family friendly game which the kids will really enjoy, when they get the hang of it!
Crashimals is a nice, fun game with a great art style that is decent to play, suitable for the whole family and will give you a good few hours of fun. It’s slow pace and increasing difficulty makes it easy to play, however the controls may not be for everyone.
Please note I was very kindly given a review copy by the generous developer via my Curator channel on Steam. However this has not affected my review in any way.