I am grateful Family Friendly Gaming was given a download code for
Dragon Skills on the Wii U. This is a digital downloadable home console
video game only. There are no physical copies of Dragon Skills in the
United States of America. Trust me, I checked on this. Dragon Skills is
a Break Out clone with this odd little dragon character in the corner.
Players can also use coins in Dragon Skills to unlock better skills.
Dragon Skills has a bit of a twist to it for a Break Out clone. The ball has a trail of fire behind it. The more blocks that are broken the longer this tail becomes. In fact it seems like the ball can also go much faster in Dragon Skills thanks to a longer tail. I noticed sometimes the ball would hit the tail and do odd things like drop straight down. There are power up items in Dragon Skills that can help the player.
There are also items in Dragon Skills that can hurt you. I had a difficult time discerning between the good and bad items in Dragon Skills with the small graphics. It also felt weird holding the Wii U Gamepad sideways to play Dragon Skills. Especially when the Wii U Gamepad had to charge. If you have a Wii U, then you know that is almost all of the time. Nintendo did not think about battery life with the Wii U.
To me Dragon Skills is a difficult game. I had all kinds of problems completing levels in Dragon Skills. I only had a few balls to play with, and it was easy to lose them. It also took me a long time to beat levels in Dragon Skills. Even in the beginning stages. I thought Dragon Skills would start easy and slowly get more difficult. I guess it depends on which way the ball goes after destroying a stone.
The musical notes in Dragon Skills are neat to listen to. To me Dragon Skills feels indie. Especially when we are talking about the graphics and the game play. There are some odd random things the ball would do here and there. I could never figure out why. Sometimes it went to my favor and other times it did not. Like a second ball that appears near the bottom and goes off the screen immediately.
Family Friendly Factor: 70%
System: Wii U
Developer: StarGush Entertainment
Rating: ‘E’ - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY
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