Ghostbusters: Paranomal Blast (iOS) Game Review: Watch Out For Things That Go Bump In Your Room

 It’s interesting how I got a review request for a Ghostbusters augmented-reality app at the onset of the Chinese Hungry Ghost month. A superstitious reviewer would have gone urghhh…but for me, it just involves tilting the phone above my head to catch ghosts, bringing attention to myself in places such as the office and the nearby shopping mall.

Yup, the brand new Ghostbusters: Paranomal Blast for the iPad and iPhone melds an 3D augmented reality battle system with location base services to create something special and guess what, I was really surprised at how smooth the game ran. Got to hand it to the developers on a job well done.

Players start off by picking an avatar, representing a new recruit to the Ghostbusters team. In order to prove yourself, you’ll need to head out to the locations marked out on the in-game map to catch some gbosts. Catching ghosts brings about the AR battle system, where you move the phone around in the physical room that you are in, in order to catch the ghost. Keeping the phone’s camera centered on the ghost will cause it to be zapped by your proton gun. At one point you’ll need to do a sliding motion on the touch screen to lay out the ghost trap and capture the ghost.

It’s all really fun stuff and a good way to freak out your curious friends by saying “Hold still, I’m zapping a ghost and it’s right next to your head!!”. Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast has more than 14 unique 3D demons and you’ll get to face some iconic ones made popular by the movies, such as Slimer and the Librarian Ghost.

Nine Over Ten 9/10 rates it at a 4.5 out of 5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The game is available on the iTunes App Store for USD 0.99, do check it out over here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ghostbusters-paranormal-blast/id533816549?mt=8

A review code was provided to Nine Over Ten 9/10 for the purpose of this review.

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