Let's be honest, everyone loves to watchgame charactersget twatted in violent, comical fashion. Whether it's Niko getting run over by an ice cream van in GTA or Master Chiefbeing 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 theupcoming full-fat 360 and PS3 version(due out in May), Backbreaker on the iPhonecomes from the guys who madethe fancy Euphoria enginefor 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 alrightby us.
Apr 13, 2010