So you want a game that lets you blow off some steam, maybe by giving you an interesting landscape and filling it with things to shoot. Would you rather be shooting fantastical beings from space in epic interstellar battles, mowing down members of rival gangs, or bombing dust bunnies with generic Pine Sol?
If you want to go that more unconventional route, you could play Attack of the Dust Bunnies, Blue Omega Mobile’s new touch shooter. While the concept is interesting and the art is very detailed, we were disappointed at how little content this game actually has.
This game is a nightmare for clean freaks.
In Attack of the Dust Bunnies, you are the Klink 1.0, a beat-up-looking robot maid whose sole purpose is to destroy irritating dust bunnies. By touching an arrow you can pan back and forth between the left and right sides of the room, and you can tap dust bunnies to shoot them with pine solvent missiles. The controls are very responsive, allowing you to tap individual bunnies or swipe several in one stroke to target them for destruction. After dispatching a few, you are given a Napalm sanitizer bomb, which kills everything on the screen.
The dust bunnies are rather personable, and they love to irritate and mock you. Like the rabbits in the Rayman Raving Rabbids games on the Wii, the dust bunnies giggle, shake their little white fannies at you, and then lunge in for an attack. Fortunately, they are not very bright or quick, so you can usually shoot them down in mid-air. It is only when they crowd both sides of the screen that they can overwhelm you with sheer numbers.
There are two modes in Attack of the Dust Bunnies: classic and survival. Classic mode has only six levels, which you must beat before you can play them in survival mode. Each level gives you a simple objective to meet, such as killing a certain number of flying dust bunnies or destroying a giant dust bunny boss.
Be careful, they’re looking to have a dust-up!
The objectives are easily met and require very little skill, which makes the game much too short. The survival mode can theoretically take an unlimited amount of time, but because the number of enemies quickly gets overwhelming, each stage is very brief.
The graphics are great, and the dirty, filthy rooms are very detailed. It looks like a small tornado struck each one, scattering shoes, trash and other household items all over the place. The dust bunnies even kind of look like bunnies.
Unfortunately, the great graphics and quirky concept do not make up for the lack of content. More levels or a variety of mini-games would have made this title much better. If you want to blow things up to get some stress relief, try another shooter instead of this short title.