Minigore is a run-and-gun action game developed by Mountain Sheep and published by Chillingo.
- The pads.
Minigore is a run and gun game. You play as John Gore, and all you do is run, gun, and pickup the occasional power up. On the bottom left of the screen is the movement touch pad, and on the bottom right is the shoot touch pad. The problem that I ran into is that you cannot see most of the bottom of the screen. This equates into getting killed many times by unseen enemies. So, you run around, dodging and shooting little monsters. Then you start shooting bigger monsters that split up into the little monsters. This is the gameplay of Minigore. You kill stuff that splits up into small stuff that you kill that splits up into smaller stuff. If you get hit, you lose your clothes for a different set of clothes, like Maximo, and gain a short speed boost. Any damage after that will kill you.
While you are blowing away the creatures, you can find little flower things left behind. When you pick three up, you transform into a flaming bull. In this form, you run around and destroy everything you touch. Be aware that this is timed occurrence, so make sure you are out of harm’s way when it ends. The other power up is the shotgun, which has limited ammo but spreads to hit multiple enemies at once. If you shoot at a power up box, it will explode, firing bullets in a 360 degree radius around the box. To be honest, the weapon power-ups suck, is it too much to ask to have more than two weapons in a game? The sole point of the game is to get a high score; no story, no other levels, nothing. Just get a high score and try to get up on the leaderboards.
- Bulls on parade.
Minigore does look good. The little, block headed John Gore looks great, and the environment, while not too diverse, also looks good. The monsters on the other hand could use work. They are not too detailed and are quite simple.
Minigore does offer good sound effects. John makes a few quirky comments, the gun sounds great, and the monsters make little “poof” sounds when then die. The music does get old fast, but most people that play it for a long time will probably listen to their own music.
Minigore gets old fast. If you are not one of those people who will die in an attempt to be number one on the leaderboards, you will probably only briefly play Minigore. A mystery for myself is the loading screen: it shows other characters, which are nowhere to be seen. Hopefully with future updates the game will be vastly improved.
Minigore will not last more than one sitting for some people when they realize that they saw everything in the first few minutes. It had the potential to be a very good shooter, but it fell flat on its face. If you like getting high scores, this will be your cup of tea. If not, there are better and worse places to spend your game time at, but Minigore is worth at least checking out.
MustTap Score: Silver Tap
Looks great and gives out some quality stuff!
High score or bust! Minigore is about achieving the high score. For those who want to improve their skill and get a ridiculously high score, Minigore will be a great experience. On the other hand, people that want different settings and a story will be disappointed. That being said, it is worth trying.