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Sponsored Game Review: Total Destruction: Blast Hero

February 17, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

Total Destruction is an Android game that tasks you with demolishing buildings in 180 different levels throughout the US, the UK and China. You need to place explosives in the best spots to destroy the buildings to meet certain guidelines to meet your goal from the developer, the press and more. It’s a fun game that is kind of like bite-sized strategy that asks you to smartly destroy as much as you can. There are different bombs and ways to destroy things as you progress through the levels, and you can easily go back and play a previous level if you’d like to improve your rating. If Total Destruction sounds like fun to you, take a look at the trailer below and read on for more.

To start playing Total Destruction, you’ll need to download the game from the Play Store, and then you can get started.

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When you start playing the game, there’s a fairly straighforward tutorial on how to play the game.

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As tutorials go, this is fairly straightforward and it doesn’t take too long to get through, thankfully. As you play, there are other things you need to be aware of as well, like pleasing the press as well as leveling the building below a certain line.

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As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock more powerful bombs as well as more challenging buildings to knock down.

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At the end of each level, you’re given an out-of-three-stars rating on well you’ve done, but unlike other games it’s fairly transparent as to how you can improve. For instance, two out of three could mean that you need to excite the press a little bit more to get that third star.

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There’s a map of sorts that you continually progress through and it’s a nice way of giving the game some purpose.

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I like that the levels progressively get harder and it’s nice to see the different environments as you head from level to level.

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The above shot is a nice example of the sort of carnage you can cause later on in the game and the levels do get quite tricky, so figuring out which is the best path to take can become quite challenging.

After spending some time with Total Destruction, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of fun I was having. Sure, there was an Angry Birds element to it, and I did get de ja vu a couple of times. You know what though? Blowing things up is genuinely good fun, or at least it is for me. I’m not sure about you guys, but the idea of planning mass destruction (in a tongue-in-cheek manner of course) gets me excited. It’s a good game as well, there’s almost something relaxing about the strategy at the heart of this. It’s not too difficult nor too simple and it gives players a chance to plan something fairly well before they put it into action. Altogether, this is a fairly fun game and while nothing jumped out at me as being amazing as such, I certainly had fun and I’m sure I will do while relaxing after work for some time to come.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – The game runs fine and I never had an issue with the many animations or whatever.
  • Features (4/5) – The bite sized strategy and quality mechanics that give Total Destruction its fun feel all come together to offer a comprehensive game that should be good fun for all the family.
  • Theme (4/5) – A good-looking game, Total Destruction benefits from some good animations and the ability to display a lot of carnage all at once.
  • Overall (4/5) – A solid game that might not be revolutionary or anything, Total Destruction is a lot of fun and those looking for some sort of a strategy game without the fuss and more fun should definitely try this one out.

Pros

  • Lots of animations and decent sound effects make this an exciting game.
  • Bite sized strategy is great for all ages and still presents a decent challenge in later levels.
  • Lots of different bombs to unlock across the 180 or so levels gives players something to work towards.
  • Easy to get to grips with and there’s not much that anyone has to remember or anything like that.

Cons

  • Didn’t work on my Nexus 9, which was disappointing as that’s where I play most of my games.
  • In-app purchases almost feel like pay-to-win in the early stages.

Total Destruction is a game that mixes together a little bit of strategy, a little bit of Angry Birds and mixes it all together with a big helping of carnage. The result is a game that’s not only easy to pickup and play but genuinely good fun no matter how you want to play it. Maybe you’re a stickler for planning and want to get a perfect score, maybe you just want to blow stuff up, either way you’re going to enjoy yourself in Total Destruction.

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