Review Burrito Bison: Launcha Libre
Prepare your luchadores
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 27 Nov 2016, tested on HTC One M8
Wild art style, hilarious writing, fun progression
Game mechanics aren't thoroughly explained
Burrito Bison Launcha Libre for Android is a great mobile arcade game that really takes advantage of short games, unlike other mobile games out there. Here, each round you play can literally last seconds, unless you go absolutely mad, but even then runs will probably last you under a minute.
This is, I guess you could call it, a launching game. You’re launching lucha libres out to bounce, crack skulls, eat cake and ultimately fend off an invasion of gummies. If that sounds pretty zany, it’s because it absolutely is. You get to play through three powerful wrestlers, including Burrito Bison himself. Each time you go out on a run, you’ll earn cash that can then be used to buy powerful upgrades for your stable of wrestlers. That’s right, folks, there is an actual level of progression to be followed here.
As you’re out squashing gummies, you’ll come across other opponents that have different weaknesses. The game revolves around launching your wrestler and timing when you bounce on gummies or other things in order to keep your run going for as long as possible. Part of that will include exploiting your opponents’ weaknesses so you can eventually find your way to the final boss.
I was pretty blown away by how much fun I was having with Burrito Bison Launcha Libre. The colorful art style and hilarious nature of the game ended up changing my mind, and I loved the fact that there was an actual progression system I could buy into rather than a series of power-ups that could be used one time and then would be discarded. If you’re looking for a game that can be played quick, this is one to check out.