Big Bang Mini

A DS Shooter That's Overwhelming But Awesome
by Matt Helgeson on Sep 22, 2009 at 02:01 PM
Publisher: SouthPeak Games
Developer: Arkedo Studio
Rating: Everyone
Reviewed on: DS

While developers struggle to find ways to use the Wii's unique controls, the DS is home to a treasure trove of unique and interesting arcade style titles. Add Big Bang Mini to that list. Using only the stylus, you move a small globe around the bottom screen, making swiping motions to shoot at the enemies above. The simple mechanics work well, providing an ingratiating twist on the top-down shooter. While it works great for the most part, the more elaborate levels begin to overwhelm the imprecise mechanics, causing confusion and frustration. Still, it's damn fun. Be sure to check the great multiplayer mode.