Summary: This is an entertaining, frenetic, and lovingly crafted schmup that is right at home on the DS. Accessible enough for new players to get acclimated, and challenging enough for hardcore gamers to get their fix, this is a universal choice to gift to any DS owner.
Pros: Clever and intriguing level designs., Bizarre, colorful and interesting enemies., Intuitive controls., Simple but challenging., Value-priced.
Cons: It's short., No real multiplayer support., Some may not enjoy stylus-only controls.
Conclusion: While there have been several shooters released on the Nintendo DS prior to Big Bang Mini, many of them were missing the artistic flare which is what helps this title stand out. Though not on the scale as many AAA titles for the home consoles, Big Bang Mini provides a solid simple-player gaming...
Summary: Big Bang Mini’s main objective is to use the stylus to create fireworks in order to deal with waves of enemies that loom overhead. Miss and you’ll be forced to tackle another challenge - avoiding falling sparks created by your missed explosions.
Excerpt: Name: Big Bang Mini Genre: Action Platform: Nintendo DS What child doesn’t look up at the majesty of fireworks with wonder? The orchestrated, colorful explosions are something out of dreams, and evoke curiosity in children and celebration in adults.
Excerpt: Big Bang Mini is the second game from the small French-based developer Arkedo Studio. Big Bang Mini is, at its most basic, a fireworks-infused shoot-em-up which hints at inspiration from modern day arcade shooters like Geometry Wars and Space Invaders.
Excerpt: I’ve got a history of games that take over my life at an alarming rate; addictions, I suppose you can call them, that I only ever seem to get on top of via family and friend’s violent intervention.