Image via WikipediaBully Fight casts you as a young masked avenger armed with water balloons, ready to be unleashed on bullies and worse. Go through 40 levels (each with 3 levels of difficulty) of fights against several types of enemies, using several types of "ammo" on your side. Is it fun? Yes, another fine bloodless "shooter" from Digital Chocolate, a fine variation on artillery / Worms / Scorched Earth / Pocket Tanks.
Bully Fight is essentially in the same genre as Worms or Pocket Tanks or Scorched Earth, but BF brought an interesting variation. If no enemy is alerted, you can move and shoot as much as you want. However, if any of the enemies are hit (by splash, ricochet, or direct hit), it will then become enemies turn. It also become enemy's turn when you hit a fake goodie box (which raises the alarm). Then the enemy will shoot at you, then you can shoot back... If no enemies are shooting at you, you revert to "move and shoot".
To shoot you move up/down to adjust the angle then hit OK to start the power meter. Your last shot was marked, so hit OK when you reach the desired power level, and the shot will be released! All water bombs are considered to be the same, despite their different sizes, and there are quite a few varieties: regular, large, sniper, cluster, TNT, soda can, and more. Regular makes okay splash, large makes a bigger splash. Sniper makes no splash, but can take out most enemies in one shot. TNT doesn't bounce, but explodes on impact, taking down some walls. Soda can acts as grenades, being under pressure. Finally, there's also the umbrella, which acts as a temporary shield against water balloon impacts (but not TNT balloons or soda cans).
The idea is, of course, to defeat the "boss" on the level. And there are several types of bullies... Regular bullies, thugs, rednecks, dogs, clowns, and clown bosses. Regular bullies throw regular balloons. Thugs throw heavy balloons. Rednecks throw/kick cans and tries to get closer. Dogs don't throw, but just get closer, unless blocked or moved (or hit), until they get close enough to bite! Clowns can use all weapons available except anti-grav. Finally, clown boss spawns dogs, jumps between teleporter pads, and can use all weapons (except anti-grav). In the more difficult levels, the number of enemies are increased, and some enemies may be aware of you from the start, so you can't take them out one by one with others unaware.
To move higher, there are three ways... You can move up the ramp, if there is one; you can shoot a fire hydrant, which will start a spray upward, and you can ride the water plume; finally, you can use an anti-grav blanket, which are available on the map as goodie boxes. Shoot the goodie box(es) with a balloon or run into it. Just beware that some goodie boxes are fakes and triggers an alarm that warns nearby enemies instead. Goodie boxes can be hidden (reveals random item) or fixed (reveal a specific item).
When you finish one level by taking out the boss (taking out others may not be necessary) you are given points for the "hits", as well as two bonuses: one for amount of life you have left, up to 500 pts, and one for number of shots taken (it'd be great if you can get enemies to shoot each other), also up to 500 if you have taken minimum amount of shots.
With 40 different battlefields (levels) and 3 difficult levels for each, there are indeed 120 ways to play.
All in all, Bully has a cute story, plot twists, and enough challenge for an adult, wrapped in a kid-friendly package that's easy to play. Except for the childishness, this game would be perfect for adults as well.
Overall rating: 7.5 out of 10
Pros: easy to learn, plot twist, lots of weapons, equipment, and so on
Cons: a bit childish, some levels extremely difficult and depends on luck