There are some crazy ideas in the App Store, but the idea of shooting animals out of a monocle to settle a dispute between the gods is definitely out there. Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny, despite the theme, and complex name, has a relatively straightforward game mechanic. It’s a dual stick shooter that becomes a room based adventure very similar to Robokill. You battle your way from room to room decimating every enemy on screen, and keep moving forward to the 10 deluxe bosses.
You play as Hardik, a suave, beard-clad Indian man with a pet pug named Bella that is thrown into the battle of the gods, and has had his monocle enhanced with the ability to shoot animals. Towelfight 2 has a lot going on, but the definite highlight is the amount of personality packed into every pixel of the game. Every single design element, character, and quote is just oozing with memorable style. The craziness never dies down as you’re blasting exploding goats, fire burning bears, tusk tossing elephants, and so many more out of your monocle. There are 40 unique animal weapons to unlock with each one having two special upgrades to discover as you adventure through five unique environments.
Every single room is overloaded with action as you start flinging the animals across the screen with crazy animations when they make contact. It seems each new room has a potential for a surprise as you keep exploring on your route to the next boss battle. The differing animal weapons will keep you coming back, and there is a multi-hour campaign to battle through. The one main problem is that it’s a dual stick shooter first and foremost, but the controls aren’t that good. They’re fixed rather than floating, so your thumbs can slide off, and the firing button only works in four directions. Many deaths will be caused by problems with the controls, but the rest of the game makes it worth looking past the controls.
Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny ($2.99, Universal) is crazy from start to finish with plenty of hectic action along the way. The game is overflowing with personality to keep you fully engaged across the lengthy campaign making it a should buy.