He Is Pile Driver iOS review

He Is Pile Driver iOS reviewA friend of mine argues that professional wrestling is one of life’s greatest art forms, as it combines drama, comedy, music, live athleticism, and all while teaching kids that good ultimately triumphs over evil.

With that in mind, we approach He Is Pile Driver by Takeshi Hamanaka. Technically, it’s one of the worst – or at least most primitive – apps I’ve reviewed in a while, but it’s also oddly endearing.

Why is He Is Pile Driver so called? For the answer, I’ll send you over to Takeshi and his App Store description. Ready?

“There were a man who held championship of wrestling only by pile driver. Finishing hold was always pile driver. Greet someone with pile driver. Pile driver between pile driver and pile driver.

“Before long, ‘Pile Driver’ became to his proper name. One ask ‘Who is that?’ all says, ‘he is Pile Driver.’”

He Is Pile Driver iOS reviewGreat stuff. Strangely enough, it actually sets the scene perfectly for He Is Pile Driver, as it’s essentially an endless sequence of – you guessed it – pile drivers.

He Is Pile Driver is ultimately a test of reaction. You control Pile Driver as he pile drives his opponent – all going well – into the turnbuckle, or into the arms of his moving tag partner. Each time you do so, you get a point (or five if you hit the partner). Miss entirely, and it’s Game Over.

To keep you on your toes, the position of the turnbuckle changes after each point, and He Is Pile Driver speeds up a bit.

And that’s He Is Pile Driver. Simple as heck, but confusingly entertaining. To be fair, even with the language barrier, it was easy enough to figure out what the various menu options meant; it’s pretty crisp and clean.

Will He Is Pile Driver change your life? No, probably not. Will it provide a short, satisfying burst of entertainment? Absolutely. A bit like wrestling.

Pros

  • Clean interface
  • Easy to learn
  • The J-rock tune
  • It’s free
  • It’s only 5MB

Cons

  • Not much to it
  • Very… primitive

Summary: He Is Pile Driver is a fun little test of reaction, in wrestling clothing.

Developer: Takeshi Hamanaka

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Price: free @ App Store

He Is Pile Driver iOS review

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4 comments

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 27, 2012 at 17:31

Ask your friend why wrestling magazines look exactly like gay magazines, please. I'm not being flippant - just sociologically curious ;)

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 27, 2012 at 17:31

Oh, and... nice game, I s'pose :p

lcurdie / MOD  Dec. 28, 2012 at 17:20

You've really given away your reading habits there, Janwick.
How many times have you gone home with a wrestling magazine by mistake? :p

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 28, 2012 at 18:04

You've really given away your reading habits there, Janwick.
How many times have you gone home with a wrestling magazine by mistake? :p


I knew the ambiguous nature of that innocent question would tickle you :p Pink.
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