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Fling Smash has been released on Nintendo Wii and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"FlingSmash may confound hardcore gamers, but for my family it worked great. Simple controls, a free Wii-mote, and bright visuals were more than enough to overcome the fiddly aiming and annoying bosses..."
- Domestic Gamer (Tue, 23 Nov 2010)
FlingSmash creates an all age platform game with Pinball and Tennis sensibilities.
In FlingSmash you control the ball by apply whipped force through a MotionPlus enabled Wii-mote. The result is a real sensation of flinging your character around the various levels.
Having played FlingSmash at last year's E3 - and being pretty impressed - it's good to see it getting released. New features now include the ability to add a second player to play co-operatively through the levels.
Action is focused through eight side-scrolling worlds with a boss at the end of each. The game play can flip to accommodate left handed players.
As you can see from the screen shots this is about as bright as you can get in terms of visuals and is aimed at more casual players.
With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.
But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.
Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: