Balls Of Fur, Full Of Rage
Furball Rampage – Previewed
By Julie Morley
Hamsters were saving the world in Hamtaro, now they’re ragin’ out on your mobile device in Furball Rampage.
How does a giant hamster causing mayhem, wreaking havoc, destroying cities, and burning your crops (well, not so much) just like Godzilla or any other terrifying monster, sound to you? Hamsters may be cute and cuddly but expose them to something nuclear and humanity is doomed, my friend, doomed.
All right, enough with the dramatics. Furball Rampage is not your typical runner game. Many of them are lacking in the action area which is what separates them from Furball Rampage. Yes, many runners will have some platforms and opponents blocking your way, but a dandy little hop, skip, or duck not-so-strategically around them will get the job done. You’re good to go, we’re done here.
As for Furball Rampage, there is a beautiful little furry thing called Kata-Mode which is why I mention horrible, monstrous beings destroying your crops!
Sorry, not so much. What I meant to say was…
Destroying every built establishment in your city that the townspeople hold dear to their hearts!
Kata-mode is unique. As the player runs around with Joe, the hamster, avoiding obstacles and such, they are collecting various items. These items are somehow nurturing Joe, strengthening him and such, thus causing him to grow larger and mutate before your very eyes. The more items gathered, the more he’ll grow to be the size of a skyscraper.
And a hamster of that size is kind of terrifying. Let’s go back to the days of cute and cuddly Hamtaro hamsters that were being adorable with their courageous nature and feistiness.
When in Kata-Mode, Joe is absolutely indestructible. Once he’s the size of that skyscaper, he won’t merrily walk around your town, he’s taking it down. In a fury, he goes into a rampage and tries to destroy everything in sight. Joe will crush buildings to smithereens. When I say everything in sight, I mean just that, everything, including the beloved citizens of this town.
What benefit is there to being a furry creature of destruction and fury, destroying everything in sight and eating all the people? Gold coins. Not just any gold coins, but Joe actually excretes coins every time he eats something (or someone). The more that are digested, the richer you’ll become, especially when more challenging enemies make their way to Joe later on in the game such as helicopters and army fleets.
Additionally, there are alternative levels for players to explore if they get sick of the main level. There will be over 9 different levels incorporated into Furball Rampage to keep the player interested along with 30 special missions and 50 different characters to choose from in case they’re sick of Joe.
If you’re looking for a little bit of destruction on your iOS or Android device, Furball Rampage gives you the casualness of a runner game with a little versatility and action to keep you interested. You can get more information on Furball Rampage on its IndieGoGo campaign; which is running until June 22nd with a $25,000 goal.
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[author image=”http://cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/julie.jpg” ]Julie Morley is a freelance writer and comic artist from Spring, Texas. She attended the Academy of Art University for two years, studying Animation and Illustration. Whilst here, she learned about writing comic scripts, storyboards, and general storytelling. Since leaving college, she has been working on personal comic projects, stories, and illustrations. She aspires to release a self published comic within two years. For the majority of her life, she has been playing console games, typically being third-person shooters and sandboxes. Her favorite game of existence is Dark Cloud II (Dark Chronicle) and her favorite Indie game is Gone Home.[/author]