Review Ginger Rangers
Be a part of the Granger Rangers
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 31 Jan 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Fun character design, doesn't penalize you for playing levels over again
Upgrades are expensive, gameplay is lacking, poor controls
Ginger Rangers for Android is a game that really takes me back to the first days of gaming on an iPhone. Back then games really kind of knew what the audience was and kept things real simple. This game is a simple rails shooter that puts you in a wagon with your grandson as the two of you fiend off odd flying monsters.
The gameplay is simple but a bit boring. You’ll tap the monsters in order to shoot them. You can’t freely shoot, though. You’ll only hit targets that you tap on. This poses a bit of a problem when you’re trying to look at what you’re tapping because it moves, but you can’t see anything because your finger is in the way.
To make matters worse, gameplay difficulty takes a dive off a cliff after a few levels. You die so quickly that you’re then forced to grind old levels over and over again to upgrade your weapons. Weapon upgrades, by the way, tend to be very expensive and only become exponentially more expensive. I guess it doesn’t matter too much because every level looks and feels about the same. This is only compounded by the fact that you get the same voice dialogue in each level - ad nauseam.
Ginger Rangers reminds me of an old iPhone game and it mostly plays like one. It’s a bit hard to admit this but even the over saturation of match three games feel better than a game like this. If you’re looking for something new, maybe give this one a shot, but if you respect your time, don’t bother with it.