Friday, November 8, 2013

Undiscovered App #46: Ready, Steady, Bang - Reaction Time As If Your Life Depended On It

Ready, Steady, BangImagine yourself back in the Wild West, facing your arch nemesis, each of you itching to draw the gun the fastest in a bid to be the last one standing. In such a fast draw, would you survive?

That's what today's Undiscovered App will help you to find out. Ready, Steady, Bang by Hover Studio is a fun little app that's perfect for those times when you literally have only a few minutes to kill.

The setup is simple: you start off facing your opponent, then an announcer tells you to get ready, and after a random amount of time passes (to prevent you from gaming the timing), you hear and see the word "Bang!" and then it's up to your reflexes to see who survives by tapping on your shooter as fast as you can.

Just in case you had some bad luck, you get multiple chances to win, with the first person to get five kills being declared the winner. With each successful challenge you get to unlock a slightly faster opponent, until you get to the 10th and last Mystery challenger whose reflexes I have yet to beat.

And if playing against the computer isn't your thing, there's a two player mode where you can finally settle that score with your trash talking buddy. Using the same device, you stand opposite your friend, and the first to shoot gets the kill.

As you can see, my best time ever is 0.201 seconds. Think you can beat that? There's only one way to find out...

Ready, Steady, Bang has struck that elusive balance of simplicity, fun, humor, and challenging gameplay. It has an average rating of 4.5 stars from thousands of reviews. This is probably one of my favorite games I've come across in a long time, and I highly recommend this one for a download, currently available for $0.99.

____________________________________________________________ because today is a great day to finally order that stuff sitting in your shopping cart!

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