Today whilst browsing Vimeo, I came across a promo video for an iPad and iPhone game called ‘Ready Steady Bang’. Released just over 6 months ago, the official website describes the app as ‘A beautifully addictive quick-fire dueling game.
The aim of the game is simple. You find your character in a western style stand-off, and wait for the commentator to say “ready, steady, BANG”, at which point you frantically tap the screen as quick as possible, in order to beat the enemy to the trigger.
Here is how the game is described on the official website.
Play face-to-face with a friend on a single screen in 2 player mode or pit your trigger finger against 10 of the fastest outlaws and collect a hoard of achievements along the way.
Progress through the game to unlock 31 unique cowboy deaths, then show them off in your Kill Gallery.
Game Center integration allows you to compete against a world of cowboys and girls.
Are you fast enough?
As fun as the game is, many people might just enjoy the screams of pain that the little pixelated character lets out as he falls to the ground. The deaths are always comedic, with over 30 death animations. The style of the game reminds me of the ‘suicidal bunnies’ franchise.
The developers behind the game have made an extremely minimal but enjoyable game, which can be bought for 69p on the App Store.