Two apologies. Firstly, sorry to Tuokio Inc. for taking so long to get to Smash the Office. I’ve been drowning in a sea of apps lately.
Secondly, apologies if this reads more like a list of suggestions than a traditional review. But hey, the Tuokio guys do say: “we're thinking what to do next!”
What is Smash the Office? Think of it as an endless runner, ‘cept instead of running you’re smashing, and instead of being endless there’s a 60-second time limit. Er, so it’s a 60-second smasher.
You control an unnamed bespectacled protagonist with the virtual stick on the left, while the button on the right swings your weapon.
In Smash the Office, you’re invited to destroy printers, filing cabinets, computers and fire extinguishers among others, while chaining together combos opens the door to colossal scores.
There are also one-off power-ups to increase things like your speed and luck. Er, though I’m not entirely sure what the third one does. What's XPL? Explosiveness?
And that’s pretty much all there is to Smash the Office. Blast through a few 60-second sessions and you’ve seen pretty much everything there is to see.
What we have is the bare bones of what could be a great game, as smashing the office is actually a lot of fun.
For starters, I’d like to see more environments. How about another level wherein we’re tasked with smashing up a supermarket? Or a mansion? Or an airport?
I’d also welcome the ability to enhance the character. It’d be nice if we could invest in stats instead of buying one-off power-ups. Similarly, how about purchasable characters?
And weapons! Let’s have guns and flamethrowers and rockets. Maybe the ability to pick up environmental objects. Heck, look at Dead Rising, where almost everything can be used as a weapon.
Anyway, yeah, what is there is fun, but Smash the Office could use a bit of work.
- Smashing the office is fun
- Uhm, leaderboards
- Three power-ups
- Needs more environments
- Needs more weapons
- Needs some sort of character enhancement system
Summary: Smash the Office is minimal but fun. Personally, I’m looking forward to future updates. By all means check it out now, but know that there’s not much to it as it stands.
Developer: Tuokio Inc.
Price: 69p @ App Store
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.