A feline shooter
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 12 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Good graphics, simple gameplay, fun upgrades
Lots of bugs
The internet is enamored with cats, and I can’t say I blame them. After all, I have two myself. Guncat for Android is how, I think, most of us view our cats: full of hatred and capable of total bird genocide. Or probably any other type of small animal.
This is a one-touch shooter, though, and for what it is, it’s pretty good. You don’t need to aim or anything. Just tap on the screen right as a bird is flying over your line of sight and consider that bird cooked. Be careful, though, if you shoot the wrong bird then you’ll get blown up.
Things eventually get pretty hectic where you’ll need to take out five or so birds with one shot. Ammo is limited and letting a bird by makes you automatically lose a bullet, so you have to be very careful with how you shoot. Some birds hold ammo and coins. Shooting them will cause the birds to drop it so you can pick it up and continue going.
There are a lot of different rewards you can get from collecting money, too. You’ll be able to unlock a variety of new guns that mostly have a different look and larger ammo clip. You can also change the color of your cat, you can change where your cat is sitting, and a few other things as well.
The only downside is that a large number of users report having all of their data erased on their games. That means they lose anything they might have bought, and the things they’ve unlocked. There’s currently a huge number of one-star reviews because of this, so buyers beware.
Overall, Guncat is just simple fun. Gameplay can get pretty repetitive since the environment never changes, but unlocking the rewards aren’t too painful.