Riot Rings is an addictive action puzzle game that will have you wrangling animals across the world as they try to escape from the zoos that contain them. It’s your job to calm these rioting animals by matching 3 or more of the same kind to tame them.
This game will likely be familiar, as it shares general game mechanics with hits like Zuma and Luxor. The animals snake around a path and clearing them before the key meets the lock (to release them) is essential.
In the middle of the screen is a platform with the animal you will hurl to make matches. In a ring around him are all the rioting animals, and to calm them, you shoot a matching animal into a group of two or more to make three, thereby clearing them from the ring. Shooting your animal is done with a simple tap on the spot in the ring where you want him to land.
This may be similar to other games, but the ultra cute animal graphics and easy gameplay mechanics make Riot Rings unique and fun to play. Every level is different, and new gameplay elements are consistently introduced. For example, in some levels, extra animals join the ring from the sidelines, making the game even more fast-paced and frantic.
Power ups, such as a hambone, will assist you in clearing the ring. Tossing a ham into the group of animals will cause them to chase after it and abandon the ring. Other power ups, like syringes, will stun the animals. At times, there are bigger enemies to defeat, including giant bees. Launch animals at the bees until they are defeated, or risk getting stung!
Every level has a score and a maximum of three stars to earn if you’re quick and efficient. A high score could potentially land you on the Game Center leaderboards.
Riot Rings is the perfect iPad game. It’s fast paced, colorful, engaging, and perfect for kids and adults of all ages.
What I liked: There was a lot of variation in the level design, which was great. A lot of marble shooting games don’t vary the gameplay beyond providing progressively more complicated tracks, but Riot Rings added elements like power ups, moving/rotating configurations, and outside elements like bees to make gameplay more dynamic.
What I didn’t like: As an experienced gamer, Riot Rings was a little too easy at times. It didn’t ramp up in difficulty quickly enough, but it was still a lot of fun to play.
To buy or not to buy: Riot Rings has an introductory price of $0.99, so get it this week while it’s on sale! With over 100 levels, there’s plenty of gameplay here for a great price.
- App Name: Riot Rings
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Cervo Media GmbH
- Price: $0.99