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The Bug Butcher

It’s Time to Wreck Havoc on Space Bugs as The Bug Butcher

The Bug Butcher is a popular Steam game released earlier this year that has made its way to iOS

The Bug Butcher

by Noodlecake Studios Inc
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Upgrade Harry
The Bug Butcher
The Bug Butcher
$3.99 in the App Store

The Bug Butcher is a popular Steam game released earlier this year that has made its way to iOS. Take on the role of the best bug exterminator in space and make sure that no nasty space bug escapes your wrath.

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Upgrade Harry. As you collect gold coins from defeated space bugs, they'll rack up in your final score and you can spend the coins on powerful upgrades for Harry, making bug eliminating easier than ever.

Upgrade Harry
Use power-ups

Use power-ups. Once your gauge fills up for power-ups, tap the button to activate it. Use them wisely when you're in a real pinch, because it will be some time before you'll be able to use it again.

Frantic bug-zapping action. Gather up ammo crates on the floor to upgrade your arsenal for a brief amount of time. Use those awesome military grade weapons to eliminate the bugs, but make sure they don't eliminate you.

Frantic bug-zapping action

What is it about?

The Bug Butcher ($3.99) by Noodlecake Studios and Awfully Nice Studios is an action-packed arcade shooter that will keep you on your toes with all of the intensity of fighting off nasty space bugs. This is the mobile port of the original game that launched on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/350740/) earlier this year. If you enjoyed games like Glorkian Warrior (http://appadvice.com/review/quickadvice-glorkian-warrior) and Galaga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaga), then chances are high that you’ll like what The Bug Butcher brings to the table.

Why we love it

The graphics are amazing, the music is upbeat, quirky, and fun. The controls could use a bit of work in terms of responsiveness and optimization, but the gameplay is fast, frantic, and challenging. Oh, and it's a ton of fun.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Version
1.0.6
Rating
(161)
Size
522Mb
Genre
Action Arcade
Last updated
July 7, 2017
Release date
October 19, 2016
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App Store Description

*** WARNING: DUE TO HEAVY GRAPHIC AND PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS, THE BUG BUTCHER IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH IPAD MINI 2+, IPAD 3+, IPHONE 5+ AND iPOD TOUCH 6TH GENERATIONS. ***

Reviews:

"Squashing Makes Me Feel Good!" - Touch Arcade 5/5

"It’s just brilliant fun. Shoot stuff, smile, shoot more stuff." - Pocket Gamer 9/10

The Bug Butcher is an intense action shooter, wrapped in stylistic 2D art, and smeared with humor where timing and fierce reflexes are paramount!

The gameplay has an extremely simple core mechanic that is easy to understand, but hard to master. Plus, who doesn’t love a universe where you wield a beefy arsenal of military grade weaponry.

The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs.

Harry’s current assignment takes him to the infested futuristic research facility on planet Zoit. The surviving and dwindling number of scientists employed him for his slaughtering skills. Harry’s mission: survive until the decontamination of the building is complete, hoard coins like his life depended on it, and protect the scientists at all costs. Watch out for the spiders as they have a particular fondness for rubber encased scientists. After landing, you will move from room to room through the facility blasting rockets, lasers, and wielding the power of lighting upwards at anything not human.