The best part of Toy Story is that it lets your imagination run wild on what your toys can be doing while you’re not there. Toy Story: Smash It! is a new iOS game that takes the themes of the movies to heart. It’s a 3D physics puzzler with each level offering a unique toy set-up to knock down. There are four episodes, with each one offering its own story line including a bank robbery western, Zerg space attack, and castle conflict. The stories act as little excursions for the toys to create to keep their fun going, and tie you in. The gameplay has been seen in Catapult King, Fish Heroes, or Potshot Pirates on iOS, and Boom Blox on the Wii.
3D physics puzzlers are so enjoyable because the blocks can collapse in multiple directions, and you can change the angle of your throw. In Smash It, you play as Buzz Lightyear tossing balls into the wooden block constructions trying to topple the little green aliens. There are 60 levels of block toppling action, and although many of the elements are familiar, it still feels fresh in the Toy Story universe. The levels include wood, metal, and glass blocks as well as balls, bombs, balloons, and speeding missiles to interact with.
Disney Mobile has done a great job of delivering the same level of polish seen in Where’s My Water, and it helps the game stand out. The controls are effortless whether you’re moving Buzz, or aiming your throw, and the entire game is just designed so well. The 3D graphics are exquisite, and every single aspect is very friendly for anyone to enjoy. The gameplay is the ultimate highlight as you get to play with depth looking for the best spots to trigger the most destruction. The level design is also exceptional with many incorporating contraptions to interact with from a simple toss.
Toy Story: Smash It! ($0.99, Universal) is extremely inviting, and once you get in, you’ll be absolutely hooked as you thoroughly enjoy all of the included levels making it a should buy.