The Russians at ZeptoLab hit the jackpot with their game Cut the Rope, with its more than 500 millon downloads since its release in 2010. While that game and its sequels have been Zeptolab’s biggest hits so far, the developers still keep plugging away in other directions, as seen in their super-catchy King of Thieves and Pudding Monsters. Now they’re back to try their luck with CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars, a title where you have to create homemade mechanical vehicles piloted by felines and set them to run up against the creations of other players.
Think what you like, but these people really know what they’re doing at both the stylistic and the conceptual levels. CATS is gorgeous, and its gameplay, on the surface simplistic, has enough hooks to keep you coming back for more. The idea, broadly, is to get new pieces for your mechanical jalopy to weaken your rival and wear down her life bar before she whittles yours down first. The battles themselves, which are over in a flash, are done automatically, so the most important decisions you make are in choosing the best components.
As you advance you’ll unlock new pieces, though you have a limited amount of power to fit your vehicle together, so you’ll have to measure the power and cost. To ensure the progression doesn’t get repetitive they’ve taken care to ensure the unlockable list of upgrades is a long one. This means that in advanced phases of the game the level of customization and originality of each cart is gigantic compared to the start. But the coolest thing about the game is still its online component and global leaderboards. You’re sure to get obsessed with competing against real players from around the world and trying to climb the rankings.
CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars for Android on Uptodown [APK] | Download
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