Metaversal Studios, creators of the popular match-three game, Bad Apples, has just released the second installment in the growing saga of rotting fruit, Bad Apples; Battle Harvest. Similar to the original game, Battle Harvest is much more than just a matching puzzle game. Bejeweled, this is not.
The game’s story mode opens with a quick synopsis of the upcoming battle and a tutorial on how to best overcome the enemy. This tutorial is necessary because, without it, you would not know how to get rid of the nasty little Wormwits that keep munching away at the citizens of Brightbough. Your job is not just to match three fruits until you clear the board or find a treasure, you must strategically place your matches so that you destroy the enemy and clear the invading roots before they overthrow the town. It takes a bit of planning ahead and knowing how to get the job done in the fewest moves possible.
The artwork is clever and stunning, full of color and animation. Each type of fruit or vegetable has a telling expression that changes when overcome by the worm army. The Wormwits have a stern look of determination that will give you the creepy-crawlies as they bursts out of the head of the unsuspecting gourd.
While I have only played the original Bad Apples a few times, I loved the cleverness and the twist to the match-three style. Bad Apples: Battle Harvest takes the original and throws a bucket of added features and twists, making it a huge improvement on an already great game.
This game features not only Open Feint integration, but Game Center as well. You can also post your scores to Facebook and Twitter, making the game one of the easiest ways to show the world how awesome you are at match-three.
What I liked: The artwork is captivating in its cartoon animation and clever graphics.
What I didn’t like: There really isn’t anything I didn’t like about this game. It is pretty fun
To buy or not to buy: The game is only $1.99 and so fun that you will be addicted to it while you are still playing the tutorial level. Buy it before the developers realize what a gem they have on their hands and increase the cost.
- App Name: Bad Apples: Battle Harvest
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Metaversal Studios
- Price: $1.99