Sep 30, 2016
Epic mobile sagas are always of interest, but every now and then, this mobile gamer prefers something a bit simpler. Feel me? Something that I can hit while in line at the grocery store, or waiting at the doctor. Zero to playing in 3 seconds or less.
Verusoft’s Submarine Dash feels like it could be that type of game, what with the easy-to-understand gameplay and endearing graphics. I mean, who doesn’t love a ship with facial expressions?
The game plays out like a three-laned runner… set under water, obviously. You take command of the friendly seafarer, and guide it (he/she?) through a seascape that has a lot of dangers and plenty of goodies.
As one starts the game, the interactive tutorial helps guide the player through the basic operations. Control is effected by intuitive gestures — a gesture up, left, right or down make the sub move one “step” in the corresponding direction. One also gets a view of the scenery here: 3D imagery, and an abbreviated top down view that allows one to see the view upfront.
There are several subs to pick from, and the use of themes
The sub moves on its own, and one element is to avoid all the obstacles that pop up… landmines, rising jellyfish, rocky outcroppings and the like. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are a lot of goodies that line the travelways too, and, as is usually the case, one needs to weigh the risk of picking them up or playing it safe. The game also gets interesting, as a change in perspective (is that a great white creeping up from behind?) helps keep the gameplay somewhat fresh.
As the game goes on, it gets more challenging. Collectibles can be used to extend runs, improve the crafts and unlock new sea paths. The game even manages to squeeze in bosses to keep thing popping.
All in all, Submarine Dash is easy fun.