BombSquad is a controller focused, multiplayer, bomb fighting, party game that is free to play, but features in app purchases that range from $0.99 - $19.99 per item.
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Pro Fun party game mechanics
BombSquad consists of a bomb-based multiplayer gameplay (somewhat similar to Bomberman) that is geared towards a party setting. Throwing bombs at your friends (who are in the same room or online) while you simultaneously try not to get blown up yourself makes for great fun, especially in large groups.
Pro Good cross platform compatibility
BombSquad can be played cross platform on Android, iOS, PC, and Mac. This way no matter the platform the player prefers, they can still play with their friends.
Pro Large amount of game modes
There are 12 online and local co-op missions in the game that allow for up to 4 players. There are also player modes (like tower defense or football), as well as a couple of PvP modes, such as free for all or versus. Sadly, the only single player modes are co-op modes played with an AI.
Pro Easy to pick up and play
The mechanics of the game are quite easy to understand. This way anyone to wants to try it out will not have to deal with hours spent learning the game. Great for a party with many players, or across multiple different platforms from home, since just about anyone can grasp the mechanics quickly.
Pro Innovative and versatile control schemes
BombSquad is one of the few games that has succeeded in innovating android gaming. You can set a tablet or an android TV as the screen, while using the remote app on your Android or iOS phone as the controller. They connect to each other via WiFi, which allows for responsive controls over wireless.
Pro Momentum based gameplay
During gameplay, players can utilize their momentum by hitting harder or throwing farther. So starting from one side of the screen and then reaching the other as you perform a throw or hit can give a lot more strength to their throws or hits.
Pro Immersive mode support
BombSquad has built-in immersive mode support for playing games in full screen on devices that have software navigation keys. This is done by the OS, hiding the navigation bar while playing the game, so it plays fullscreen.
Pro SHIELD games and K1 compatibility
Bombsquad is SHIELD games compatible and nVidia K1 optimized. This makes for a good game to test out the graphics capability of a Shield device or the Nexus 9, as the K1 offers 50% more detailed graphics.
Con Not much fun when played alone
While this game has a single player campaign, playing alone isn't as much fun as the multiplayer. Single player mode tends to be extremely difficult, which does detract from the enjoyment of the gameplay. Also, being that the game is designed to be played in groups, to play against 3 other AI players in not as fun or as unpredictable as playing against human players.