Review Risky Rescue
One wild ride
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 09 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Amazing gameplay, frequent rewards, solid controls
Level design is mediocre, hitboxes seem bigger than they should be
Risky Rescue for Android is one of those games that basically gives itself away in the title. You play the role of a rescue helicopter that’s, well, rescuing people, and it’s risky business. There are many obstacles to avoid, people to rescue, and explosions to be had.
To lift off, you’ll need to tap either sides of the screen. Tapping right will move you right, and tapping left will fly you left. You can tap to gradually rise, hold to rise faster, or totally let go if you need to lower your altitude. The controls are obviously intuitive, but are also just really solid all around. I never found myself in a position where I felt that I could blame a death on the controls, which is important for a game like this.
In the beginning of the game, you’ll need to rescue one person, then a second, but soon you’ll be rescuing tons more. Maps become more vertical and suddenly a mistake can end up very costly in terms of having to replay long levels again. In other words, while the mechanics of the game don’t become more intricate, the gameplay itself does, which is important for extending a player’s interest in the game.
Another thing that the game does really well is reward players. You’ll randomly receive free coins and are often asked to watch a video for a considerable amount of coins. Rewards manifest themselves in the form of new helicopter skins. Most of them aren’t too drastic, but it’s always nice to see what you’ll get. The only downside is that they do become more expensive as you go.
Overall, I had a lot of fun with Risky Rescue. The gameplay is frantic but fantastic, and I always felt like the game really respected me as a player.