Achievement Unlocked: Shotgun Granny Scores on the iPhone
Hmm. One would think what a shotgun-toting granny would be doing walking around a farm in her nightie and rollers in her hair. Wait, a shotgun?
If the granny was Elmer Fudd, she’ll go: “Shh…I’m hunting some U-FOEesss”
This is practically the premise of ClockRocket’s Shotgun Granny for the iPhone, with the addition of granny being a little potty-mouthed. And when compared to old retro games (which I like to do), Shotgun Granny is a modern day Space Invaders with a twist.
You move ol’ Granny left or right at the bottom of the screen, and tap the area above her head to shoot in that general direction. Unlike the little spaceship that could in Space Invaders, Granny only has a finite number of shotgun shells.
Fortunately, shot UFOs drop shotgun pellets and this adds a layer of strategy to the game where players will try and shoot more than UFO with a single shot since they yield more “bang” per “buck” shot.
Graphics wise, the game is presented in 2D, in a clean and functional way that doesn’t get in the way of shooting down UFOs.
I didn’t really pay attention to the sound since I didn’t have a pair of headphones on reviewing the game, but if you are concerned about Granny’s potty mouth, you don’t need to turn up the volume to play the game.
There’s the high score, and there’s also the Online Leaderboard provided by the OpenFeint service. And yes, with OpenFeint, the term “Achievement Unlocked” is no longer limited to the Xbox 360 with a total of 28 achievements to earn.
I’m currently rankend 45 on the list with just 231 points. To put things into perspective, the highest score in the list is in excess of 20000+.
At 99 cents, Shotgun Granny is pretty much a bargain shmup with some surprises thrown in. The online leaderboard and achievements are a boon that should be included in every game. Click here to purchase and download the game at the App Store.
P/S: Check out the loading screen. It’s pretty funny.Powered by Sidelines
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