Review Bing Bong
Bing bong, the witch is dead
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 27 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Great presentation, amazing graphics and aesthetics, compelling gameplay
Could definitely use some more challenges or game modes, relies too heavily on social aspects to keep it interesting
Unique and creative aesthetic? Check. Simple but compelling gameplay? Check? Bing Bong for Android is an endless arcade game that seems to be after my own heart. It has a really simple but creative design that really sets it apart from the rest of its peers in the genre, and that does a lot to give it character.
All you have to do is guide a ball as it bounces up and down. You can manipulate the ball by slowing it down, but that’s all you can do. The objective is to knock get hit by the flying projectiles. Seems easy enough, but you’ve really got to learn the ball’s trajectory in order to make it through into really high combos.
There were plenty of times where I slowed down thinking I slowed down in plenty of time only to have my poor ball smashed by the mean, square bully.
As fun and interesting as the gameplay is, it also gets really redundant over time. There is only one game mode, so once you feel adequately satisfied at whatever your high score is, there is nothing really there to keep you coming back after.
Bing Bong is a really fun game to spend a few hours with, but once you get past the cool aesthetic you’ll realize that there really just isn’t much to the game. It comes packed with social features, but if you’re not someone who enjoys one-upping your Twitter friends then you won’t really find a lot of value there. Ultimately, it’s a great time waster, but it’s no Flappy Bird.