TGWK’s Review of “Angry Business Man” v1.2 (iOS)

Angry Business Man is a game from independent developer Severin Brettmeister. I ran across  this game while browsing for apps in AppShopper and it really caught my eye. Most of it had to do with the art style as the entire game is mainly in black and white with the occasional splash of orange.

In Angry Business Man, you play the role of the Business Man who has missed his bus. You must chase after it as fast as you can. You do this by tilting your device in order to make him speed up or slow down. The goal is to keep him fairly centered on the screen. If he disappears off the screen, it’s game over.

As you can probably guess by the nature of the game, you never catch the bus.  Your goal really is to see how far you can chase after the bus. You must over come changes in terrain as well as obstacles in the form of cones. The terrain fluctuates from flat ground to impossibly steep hills. You over come these elements by tilting and tapping. What I really like about this game is that it changes every time you play it. It’s never the same layout which helps keep the game fresh and challenging. It really keeps you on your toes as you never know what the terrain is going to look like. The tilt controls are also unique in this game as most of the games of this type require you to hold your devices in landscape mode. Angry Business Man requires you to switch between landscape and portrait making the game that much more challenging.

Angry Business Man is a fun take on the endless running type games. Unlike other games though, this one makes full use of your devices tilt sensors. Most games only require you to tilt your devices left or right but Angry Business Man requires you to sometimes tilt your devices a full 360 degrees. On top of that, they added tap to jump which can make the game quite challenging especially if you need to tap and tilt at the same time. It is a very fun game though and one that the whole family can enjoy.

Angry Business Man is available now in the App Store for $0.99. It is only compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Description

Don’t you hate missing the bus? Angry Business Man sure hates it!

Help Business Man by rotating your iDevice, thus aligning the world around him so he never, ever has to run up or downhill. Because if there is one thing he hates more than missing busses, it’s running.

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Angry Business Man features:

– Fresh gamplay, bringing accelerometer based controls to the next level
– Crisp Artstyle
– Procedurally created world that never repeats itself
– Short play sessions, perfectly suited for quick bursts of play
– Ever Increasing challenge
– In-game highscore displays

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The rules of Angry Business Man:

– Business man must never, ever leave the screen!
– Business man must never, ever run uphill or downhill!
– Business man must never, ever run into obstacles but jump over them!
– Last and most important rule: Enjoy!

[via App Store]

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