Fight from the shadows and release your inner ninja with this 2D fighting experience. Shadow Fight 2 is a fighting game where the player takes control of a warrior who is seeking vengeance on six demons who have turned him into a living shadow. The game consists of six levels each representing one of the demons the player has to fight. Within each level there is a tournament the player can fight in to increase their abilities, a survival mode, Duel mode that be played periodically, and finally the boss battles. To prolong the levels, each boss has generals that the player must defeat before they can battle the actual boss. To add to difficulty the player must compete in the tournament, and other the fights to level up and get the appropriate gear. This does not make the game fun. All these extra fights accomplish is making the game tedious and boring. The combat of this game is simple and easy to use. There is a joystick on the left side of the screen that controls movement. On the right side of the screen are two buttons. One button is for punching, and the other is for kicking. To add diversity to the fighting system there is a skill tree that unlocks various combos that require a button combination. This feature would be welcomed, but the character feels clunky and slow. Finally the graphics are bland, and character design is boring. The main character (the shadow) is done well because all they needed to do was make a silhouette of a human. The enemies on the other hand are lame. They have little icons that represent what they should look like, but the developers decided to leave that to imagination as the enemies are also silhouettes. As you can imagine the lack of distinction between characters leads to confusion. Level design is also boring. Shadow Fight 2 is a game that could have been actually really good, but for some reason it wasn’t well executed.
Think you’re strong enough to be a circus strong man? Well now’s your chance. Mr. Muscle is a game that has the player adding weight to a bar bell held by a strong man. The objective of the game is to add as much weight as possible before Mr. Muscle tips over. The game is played is the player must try to cut evenly what looks like a long piece of liquorice (actually weights) moving across the screen. Once the weight id cut, it is added to Mr. Muscle’s bar bell. If the player succeeds in doing this Mr. Muscle keeps his balance and does not tip to the right of left. If the player is unable to cut evenly Mr. Muscle becomes lopsided and the player now has to try and straiten him out. What adds difficulty to the game is the increasing speed of the weight. This experience is great for killing time, but because of its simple nature players won’t play this game for hours on end. That being said Mr. Muscle is a well executed game that works well, and has solid graphics and game play. Overall this experience is good. Gamers who are on the go, or need something mindless to play will really enjoy this game.