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Shmoober app review: a toaster out to save the world

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Introduction

We've found a rather cute and hilarious game that involves a toaster as the hero: yes you read that correctly, your average everyday toaster is what will save the world in this game. The Shmoober app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone features Shmoober the toaster who is an AI toaster out to save humanity. You'll need to have Shmoober shoot all the space robots in this futuristic offering. There are a number of game features worth pointing out this retro offering, all of which combine to give users a really cute and challenging experience.

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Shmoober

Free

Get a Load of This Toaster

I guarantee you've never seen a toaster like this before! The Shmoober app stars an adorable little AI toaster that uses two-button controls in order to shoot the robots in the sky. The app is a vertical shooter-style game and even has its own 8-bit soundtrack. The app supports Game Center and Leaderboards so not only will you have fun but you can also get pretty competitive. The game takes place in the year 2035 so it’s meant to be futuristic. The backstory has humans living deep underground because of a battle taking place on the surface between all the AI appliances of earth and the horribly evil invaders/robots.

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The game is free to play and it is a brand-new release so it doesn’t have any updates at the moment. There are no in-app purchases, no ads, and it currently has a user rating of five out of five stars. Players have commented on the "solid" gameplay, the fun it offers, and the fact it's got plenty of challenge packed into it.

Shoot down all the evil robots
Shoot down all the evil robots

Brilliant Simplicity

Some apps just manage to hit simplicity in a brilliant way and that’s the case with the Shmoober app. Its graphics are clean, simple, and a throwback to retro-style games, and even the game controls are smooth and simple. This means it’s fun for adults and kids and is strangely addictive. The storyline is cute and easy to follow.

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When you launch the game there is no tutorial needed; you'll be able to start playing right away. You have the ability to share your high score, you can turn the music and sounds on/off, and you can retry the level as many times as you want. You will definitely need to practice this one plenty of times in order to master it, because hitting those robots is no easy task.

Two-button gameplay
Two-button gameplay

Shmoober

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The game controls are simple
  • The app supports Game Center and Leaderboards
  • The graphic are retro-style as is the music and sounds
  • You can replay the level
  • You can share your score
  • There are no ads or in-app purchases

Cons

  • This may be too simple of an offering for some players

Share your high scores
Share your high scores

Final Thoughts

The Shmoober app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone feels like a step back in time in all the right ways thanks to the fun sounds, graphics, and gameplay.

 

Shmoober

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