Review Grudgeball - Regular Show
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: tested on 18 Jun 2017 on
Decent animation, quality graphics, responsive controls
Too easy, very common, monotonous game play
Grudgeball for Android is a futuristic game of dodgeball, played with an array of goofy characters. The game offers some modest fun and energetic visuals but is likely best relegated to the children's table. This one is decent, not great.
Grudgeball takes place in a futuristic dodgeball arena packed with imaginary fans cheering you on. The arena looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, pitting your team on the left against your enemy on the right. Each player stands atop a hovering platform that floats around the court, and there's just one ball to be shared among all participants. Basically, you just grab the ball, pass if from one teammate to the next, then hurl it across the center line and hope you hit one of your opponents. Just like dodgeball, they gotta catch the ball without letting it bounce, or they're out. Last team still standing, wins. There's actually a few different locales to enjoy, but basically, it's the same old game, played over and over again.
The controls use screen swipes to fling that dang ball in any direction you choose. You can pass to other players with precise accuracy, or just fling that ball and send it ricocheting wildly all over the screen. The graphics feature a mish-mash of cartoon characters of various shapes, sizes and genetic lineage. The animation has a lot of vibrant bursts of color that creates a nice illusion of speed and angst play. The sounds are decent but did grate on my nerves before long.
Grudgeball is best suited for little kids, however, some adults might like it too, in small doses.