Punch — punch — and punch some more with the new free iOS Universal game Punch Quest. This “Retro Style” arcade fighting game is currently my favorite iPad game and features punching, hitting, wicked upper cuts, killer super moves, and an elusive Gnome for even more enemy bashing fun! As a casual gamer dude, I was initially unsure how complicated this game was going to be — complicated this game is not — but fun it is. This endless puncher or endless runner, however you want to look at it, starts with you bashing your way into a dungeon and then it’s “Game On.” Punch bats, skeletons, orcs, wraiths, and everything and anything that looks like a threat. You have a certain number of lives and once gone your game is over, but on a positive note there are plenty of extras inside the game, which can be purchased with loot (earned or in app purchase).
The gameplay is super quick and you will quickly perish if you don’t get the uppercut, jab and flying/punching figured out. Spoiler alert (not really), if you’re trying to beat your friends, enemies or others by getting a high score focus on chain punches and eggs. Chain punching gives you a multiplier based on how many punches you had consecutively: 10, 20, 60, 90. Once you get your chains into the 60 and up range you will earn considerable points. Eggs will appear occasionally (look for the chalk pictures on the wall before the stops), and when you punch one you will either ride a dinosaur and kill (crazy) floating enemy heads (as well as shoot volcano rocks), or be a gnome flittering about trying to knock oversized beehives down for points while avoiding really large bees. Yes, this game is a bit “out there” because there is more lunacy present the longer you play in this game.
What really got me hooked were the numerous quests that challenged me to use the various skills and super moves to kill enemies, as well as other achievements. Completed quests earn you additional money to spend on additional skills, super moves, boosts, upgrades, as well as plenty of character customization options. I made a few in app purchases to beat a Game Center friend and I was rewarded a couple of masks for doing so — thank you, RocketCat Games and Madgarden!. There are a bunch of secrets to figure out — to include (not in order): weird boss battles, harder enemies the farther/longer you survive, prepare to hallucinate at times, weird food with benefits and other whacky stuff the developers worked in from their dreams, past lives, parties — or something like that. Punch Quest is a must have for every casual gamer. To see how this crazy game plays, check out our Punch Quest iPad App Video Review.
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