Dec 27, 2012
I think physics-based games are some of the most fun and also some of the most challenging games out there. Verminator is a little on the easier side but a lot of fun.. The premise of the game is to eliminate the rodents. The beginning of the game has the rodents being drowned; later on other methods are used such as bombs.
The controls are very simple. Simply tap on the bait or weapon then tap the screen again where it should go. Because of the physics of the game, the placement of the bait or explosive is pretty important. Cheese is the main bait used. The bad cheese is green. It repels the rats away from it. Once the good cheese or bad cheese is placed, the scent will get out to the rats and they will act accordingly. Use the green cheese to push them in a specific direction. The yellow cheese will make them walk towards the scent. They will also eat the yellow cheese which keeps them in one spot for a little longer.
While driving the vermin, they can fall on unbalanced surfaces and tumble to their demise. In later levels, different types of cheese show up. One example is bouncy cheese balls. The cheese balls act the same way as the standard cheese wedge but because they are round and bounce, they get into hard-to-reach areas.
The levels are timed so there is some sense of urgency to solve the puzzles. Each level starts at 99 seconds. The score is based on how quickly the puzzle is solved. For example if the level of solved with 53 seconds left, the score received is 53.
The sound effects are great. As the rats are drowning, they can be heard screaming underwater as they fall to the bottom. The background music is different. Not in a a bad way, just something I wouldn’t expect in a puzzle game.