The first Ragdoll Blaster game was definitely a hit for Backflip Studios as it featured a perfect mixture of physics, cannon shooting and puzzles. With such a successful first release it would have been a shame not to come up with a follow-up and offer fans more of the same ragdoll blasting crazy action. Sure enough, the wait for the second game in the series wasn’t long but this time around, things are a bit different.
First of all, the graphics and effects have been considerably improved as all the hand drawn art was removed and replaced with steampunk type objects and cannons. There is also a wider variety of gadgets, concoctions and fabrications that make for a slightly different and gimmicky gameplay. However, as in its predecessor the goal is the same: reaching the target with the lowest number of shots possible.
Playing through the 150 levels you will have to reach your goal by making use of portals, gravity changing objects, robot arms, frozen blocks and a multitude of switches, buttons, levers and cogs. A big plus is that all the new levels were designed with careful attention to detail as they really put your skills to the test, especially as you get closer to the last ones.
Another nice addition to the game was the integration of the Plus+ platform. Now you will be able to battle it out with your friends through all the 9 stages available and decide who is the ultimate Ragdoll Master Blaster. At the end of each stage you will get a Par score which tells you the pre-determined number of shots required to complete it and you will also see what’s the Best score that you will have to beat.
All in all Ragdoll Blaster 2 is a fun game even if at times it fells too much like the first in the series. Still, fan or not of the original, we recommend this second release to anyone out there that’s after some ragdoll shootin’ fun. Moreover, if you didn’t get the chance to try the first game then you should definitely start out with this one.
Ragdoll Blaster 2 is available in the iTunes UK Store for Free.