Let's be honest, everyone loves to watch game characters get twatted in violent, comical fashion. Whether it's Niko getting run over by an ice cream van in GTA or Master Chief being smacked about by a Brute hammer; seeing our gaming heroes get mangled is always a hoot. And wince-inducing violence doesn't come much sweeter than bone-smashing sports-related injuries. Which brings us neatly onto Backbreaker, NaturalMotion's brutal American football game.
Originally used to test the physics for the upcoming full-fat 360 and PS3 version (due out in May), Backbreaker on the iPhone comes from the guys who made the fancy Euphoria engine for GTA IV. The game's sole objective is simple; sprint to the end zone while avoiding opposition players who want to put you in a wheelchair for the rest of your days.
Above: You want to dodge these tackles, but getting smacked down is ace
With simply touchscreen controls, striking visuals and animations that'll make you appreciate a healthy spine; it's perfect for quick bursts of play when you can't be assed picking up a pad. It's also damn cheap. And any game that lets us shamelessly showboat after avoiding five consecutive career-ending tackles is alright by us.
Above: Can't wait for the console versions? Get this addicitive app
Buy Backbreaker from UK iTunes store
Buy Backbreaker from US iTunes store
Apr 13, 2010