Developer: Jim Warhurst
Price: $1.99 Download on the App Store
Warhorse Games brings Blackbeard’s Assault to the App Store with a bold and aggressive adventure soundtrack that will make you feel like you’re BlackBeard himself.
The goal of Blackbeard's Assault is pretty simple. Remove all the balls as they move along the path. To do this you must shoot cannonballs using your cannon to create matches of three or more to make them disappear. This is how you earn points. But beware of letting them get all the way to the X or you’ll be killed. There are ways to stay in the game a little bit longer through power ups.
Here's a rundown of tips for Blackbeard's Assault:
- Riptides push the cannonballs back.
- Deadeyes increase your firing speed.
- Bombs blow up the nearby balls.
- Anchors Away will slow the cannon balls down.
- Seaserpent calls a monster to fight for you.
Blackbeard's Assault features 20 levels with three difficulty modes in each. It automatically saves your game that you may resume from that level each time you return. The visual interface is pretty polished.
The graphics are well done and aren’t too over the top. The largest problem that users will have with Blackbeard’s Assault is that it takes a few good tries to get used to the game. Initially, there are two cannons from which you shoot your cannonballs. It’s easy to get confused between the two. The cannonballs can head towards the X at a frenetic pace if you continue to fire. Learning to properly fire and navigate them is paramount to playing Blackbeard's Assault and being able to move on to the next level.
There is also a learning curve when using the power ups. They work in your favor but must be used at precisely the right time to avoid a sudden death.
Blackbeard’s Assault is a grade-A game with quality music, great graphics, a little bit of story and enough levels to keep you challenged for hours on end. Blackbeard’s Assault is on sale in the App Store for 99 cents. The lite version of Blackbeard's Assault is free.