Wake up colorful bugs and make them fly away
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 13 May 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
De-BUGS is an amusing arcade game for precision, in which you will make colorful bugs fly. Without your participation, the colorful beetles prefer to stay passive and just sit on the playing field. You can shoo them and get to fly away, and that is what you will deal with throughout the game.
GameplayThe gameplay of De-BUGS is something like the game Air Soccer Fever. You will have to push some bugs to others. In a collision with each other they wake up and then stretch their wings briefly and fly away. Of course, the game is not so simple, otherwise would just not make sense. The first caveat is that, by using the bugs of the same color, you can only awaken other similar ones (of the matching color). At the same time, you will be deprived of one point of the game account because you just touch a beetle.
Penalties and rewardsIf the beetle which you have touched, successfully gets to its congener of the same color, you will get five points. If in the course of your actions you manage to collide two bugs of the same color with each other, for each of them you will get five points more than for the previous one. But that's not all. If the beetle which you have pushed with your finger, faces a beetle of another color, one point is minus from your account. And you get this fine for each disturbed insect differing in color from the one you have involved. However, this does not apply to other bugs.
That is, for example, you have pushed a red bug and he struck his red neighbor, and that one in turn hit the bug of a different color. In this case, the penalty will not be credited because the first bug (let's call it cue ball, as in billiards) has never touched the beetles of different colors. At the beginning of the game, you are given an opportunity to experience the gameplay and get used to the rules, because of which there will be not many bugs on the playing field and their range of color scale will be quite modest.
With each new level, there will become less and less free space on the playing field, and at that, the palette of the appearing bugs will expand significantly. The hardest part is that the location of insects on the playing field won't give you any chance to avoid penalties, but with proper effort and accurate calculations, the amount of them will be minimal.
ResumeThe graphics in the game are enjoyable and, despite the modestly decorated locations, the game looks more than decent. The sound is also quite interesting, though mainly consists of rustling of wings of the flying insects. The game has a constantly present advertising banner but, firstly, it does not hinder the gameplay, and secondly, it is thanks to it that you can download De-BUGS for free.