If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! The Ghostbusters license is now available to game developers, and over the past year there has been a console game, Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast for iOS, and now Ghostbusters for iOS by Beeline Interactive. Beeline is known for Smurf’s Village and Shrek’s Fairytale Kingdom, and other freemium games. At first glance, you may think Ghostbusters is their latest building simulation game, but it’s surprisingly different. Instead, Ghostbusters is a real time strategy freemium game where you go from haunted house to haunted house ghost busting in New York City.
The calls come into the headquarters at the local fire station, and you need to bust each new location that calls in. There’s one main haunted tower to deal with, but there are also minor residences to go to, in an attempt to work your way up. The main tower features 50 floors, with each one a unique boss battle that you need to build up to by earning slime from the smaller busts. Each ghost you collect can be researched to improve your squad’s materials to help your squad battle the tougher ghosts you will come across.
In each bust, you have multiple characters to control, and you drag to direct them to move, and attack different ghosts. Each character at your disposal has their basic attack as well as a special ability, and the game truly delivers all of the basics of real time strategy. In fact, Beeline has done an outstanding job in making strategy accessible to all with the easy touch controls, familiar storyline, and clear goals. Don’t let the freemium tag fool you, there’s a detailed storyline, engaging gameplay, and tons to do in Ghostbusters without paying a dime.
Surprising is the best word to describe Ghostbusters, as the usual freemium trappings are optional, and there’s so much to enjoy. The freemium aspect comes in to play with four different in-game currencies including an energy meter that does restrict how much you can play at one time. There are some time sinks in upgrades, and waiting for the energy meter to replenish, but they’re all relatively quick to keep you coming back to all of the missions, and the overall storyline.
Ghostbusters (Free, Universal) is one of the best freemium games around with some great real time strategy gameplay that is made for everyone to enjoy. Ghostbusters offers so much content to dive into making it a should have.