Grudgeball — Regulars Review

Grudgeball — Regulars Review

Mar 27, 2015

Chaos is the name of the game with regards to Grudgeball — Regulars.

The game brings some of the familiar characters from the Cartoon Network show it’s based on; of course, Mordecai and Rigby are front and center, as well as the rest of the crew. The game is set in the “far future” and grudgeball is the most popular — and dangerous — diversion. Teams of three settle out their differences and express their desires for domination in the famed Chaosphere.

The game screen pits three of the player characters against three opponents. There is one ball, and the basic rules of dodgeball apply, with the main idea being to knock the opponents out with said ball. The control mechanism entails tapping or swiping to control the ball. The first portion of the game incorporates a tutorial which shows the basics of attack, blocking, using special powers and more.

The game is leveled, and success in a level opens up the next. The developer does a decent job of adding new elements to subsequent levels, which does help limit monotony. The game allows for multiplayer play in addition to the regular single player option.

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In practice, it is a really fun premise: dodgeball without recrimination. Because of the the game area is set up, it does play better on bigger screens than, say, a regular sized Android screen. It felt a bit cramped on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 we tried it on. Even then, the control mechanism, while intuitive in theory, does tend to cause the screen to be partially obstructed at key moments, which can curb the fun. I also encountered a crash or two.

The artwork is better than enjoyable, with slick, arcade-y animations, and the accompanying sound works well with the gameplay.

All in all, it’s easy to like, what with the familiar characters and the aspect of dodgeball. As far as gameplay, the multiplayer option is great to have, and the pros generally outweigh the cons.

Grudgeball — Regulars Review Rundown

8
Graphics/Sound - Sassy and effected, much like its source material.
7
Controls - Definitely a better feel on bigger screens.
7.5
Gameplay - Interesting gameplay, fairly easy to understand, but a lot of the same.
7
Replay Value - Somewhat addictive.
7.5
Overall - An interesting game with interesting characters headlining interesting battle.
Tre Lawrence
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