Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fly, Catbug, Fly! First Impressions

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The name Catbug is well known among fans of Cartoon Hangover's series Bravest Warriors. As they branch out into other forms of media, they are coming out with a game called Fly, Catbug, Fly! featuring of course the most popular character from the series. Currently the game is in beta on Android, and will be launching on Android and iOS for $1 sometime in the future.
As the title suggests, it is an endless flyer (and a fairly simple one at that.) The point of the game is to avoid running into the floor and ceiling while collecting the many items that float in your path. These items are all from the show as well. Every once in a while you will encounter a portal, which you fly into to drop the items off and receive money. The money is used in the shop to buy upgrades such as extra lives or power ups that give you an advantage, as well as various hats. I asked the developers if they were going to be accepting real money in the shop, and they said that that is not going to happen. That's a relief.

 The bottom line here is that if you are a fan of Bravest Warriors you'll enjoy Fly, Catbug, Fly! (and can you think of a better way to figure out if you like a game than participating in a beta?) And if you're not a fan of Bravest Warriors, go check it out. I can't recommend it highly enough, and now is the best time to catch up, because there are still less than two hours worth of episodes.
If you want to get into the beta, join the Google+ Community and once you have been accepted, grab the beta.