Hero 108 has made it to the iPhone/iPod platform. When I heard that, my response was: “Okay what is Hero 108?” This animated television series on Cartoon Network has a distinctive artwork style (editor: as screen shots exhibit). The characters are strange. The app was free when this was downloaded, and when the review was written. There was talk of a price in the future, but I do not have clarity there.
Once you get past the art style, then you see the interesting aspects of Hero 108. There are some mini games that contain some cartoon violence, which is actually lighter than I expected. There is one character who is not fully clothed. I do not believe it reaches the level of enticement to lust, but it would be irresponsible to neglect mentioning it. There are different colors used in Hero 108. Most of them are toned down just a bit from being bright and colorful. They do work for the game, and fit the theme.
I enjoyed most of the music in Hero 108. The songs are generally upbeat, fresh, and fun. Certain mini games have repetitive special effect sounds. The reason is the player is tapping to do the same thing, and each tap produces the sound. I am not clear on how the game would get around that particular aspect.
There are six mini games in Hero 108. They are Whack-A-Mole, Air Hockey, Block Incoming Arrows, Hit Enemies as they come out from behind foliage, a side scrolling flying game, and tap the stampeding Rhino King before he hits you. The main goal of each of these is to get the highest score possible in a certain amount of time. Hero 108 is free right now, so I can’t say it is not worth the money. If it did cost money, then I may have a different opinion. The reason is I quickly played through each mini game, and had little interest in replaying any of them.
There is a certain yin yang to Hero 108. Certain games are extremely easy, and others are more difficult. Air Hockey is actually difficult, but most of the rest of the games are easy. I found the stampeding Rhino King game to be almost worthless. Tap him as fast as possible to damage him, and take away his life. The arrow protection mini game was fun, although my taps did not always work. This is the only mini game I had a problem with. All of the rest worked flawlessly.
Hero 108 is an
interesting app on the iPhone/iPod Touch. Fans of the series will be
interested in this mini game compilation. I am not sure it will reach
beyond that though. The free price is certainly a way to strengthen
their fan base. People who have not heard of Hero 108 before may start
to take an interest. I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to
play and review Hero 108 on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
Family Friendly Factor: 68%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch
Publisher: Gamania Digital Entertainment
ESRB Rating: '4+' - 4+
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