Smash Hit App Review: Smash Hit, released on March 5th 2014 by developer Medicore AB (The same people behind Sprinkle Islands and Granny Smith) in which players take a journey through a seemingly sci-fi world consisting of beautiful glass scenery ………which they have to destroy to move through to the next area. With millions of downloads and positive reactions from the fans (Most giving it a rating of 4+ / 5) this game has been very well received and rightly so because it is extremely well executed and offers everything that a game should have.
Smash Hit App Review: The core gameplay of hit revolves around simply throwing balls at the glass that comes in your way so you can move forward without crashing. While this may seem extremely simple on paper, there’s much more to it than meets the eye. The player has a limited amount of balls at their disposal so they can’t spam them at the glass and need to manage their ammunition properly, they need to hit the crystals along the way to regain some of their ammunition and they have to hit the target glass with precision so it takes less hits to break down. The game combines all the elements of resource management, split second decision making and pin point accuracy all into one neatly executed package.
Keeping the gameplay elements in mind, it is often wise to hit the glass at the complete center so it can break in a single hit which allows you to save your ammunition for the long run.
With the well thought out gameplay comes absolutely magnificent graphics (Over 50 different rooms with 11 different graphic styles according to the developer). The graphic design is sleek and smooth and a beauty to look at. The amazing satisfaction of breaking the glass and watching it shatter into multiple tiny pieces does nothing more than add to the already stunning graphic effects.
Smash Hit App Review: Add to the graphics the amazing music and sound effects of the game and you have everything you can ask for in a game. The developer definitely went all out to make this game perfect.
The only drawback in the free version is that it seems like a “pay-to-win” thing. One of the most crucial aspects of any game like this is the checkpoints which allow you to restore your progress from any previously saved point. Unfortunately the free version of the game doesn’t allow you to use these checkpoints which I consider to be a major letdown because you’ll have to restart from the absolute beginning of the game if you end up losing all your ammunition (which is in the form of metal balls).
In conclusion, while the game has its own small flaw, it is easily overlooked, thanks to how well the developer executed the gameplay, music and graphics of Smash Hit.