Finger Slayer Wild ($0.99) by iTankster.com is a new version of the original Finger Slayer game. In this version, your finger goes up against some wild creatures. Your goal is to not let them bite your finger off.
When I first saw this game, I was a bit skeptical. I mean, how much fun can it be to put your digital finger into a digital animal mouth and hope it doesn’t get digitally removed? I think this is where I make a comment about your digital digit being digitally removed. This is getting really out of hand.
As I began to play, I was surprised that I found myself not wanting to stop. I stayed up until 2 a.m. just to see how long I could last against the king of the jungle. It’s strangely addictive and I can’t even tell you why; I can only tell you what the app is all about.
The goal of the game is simple: to see how long you can keep your finger on the screen before some sort of animal, or guillotine in some cases, makes a bloody mess of it. You will go up against the king of the jungle, an underwater killer, and a monster in the night. And, believe me, these things are not pretty.
You will see and hear a countdown as you learn the game, but eventually it will turn into a simple “Get ready!” After you hear this cue, press your finger near the bottom of the creatures open mouth. You won’t know exactly when the “Go!” is coming, but be ready to anticipate it so that you can remove your finger quickly. Make sure to stay on your toes. Or technically, on your fingers.
Don’t forget to check out the “gangster finger” on the game over screen! He is the best. He screams failure in the most comical way.
I played the wild version on the iPhone, though, there are many other editions in the App Store, including iPad editions (please see the “Mentioned Apps” section of this review). There are also FREE versions of each and the paid ones are only one dollar each. There is no universal app.
Although I am uncertain how often one would want to play this game, the amusement factor alone kept my attention for an entire night. If that is worth one dollar to you, so be it. If not, try one of the free versions.