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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

KMGR of Kitten Cannon

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Kitten Cannon is a copy of some Internet Flash-based "game" where you launch "something" and hopefully you get the most distance. However, it is not strictly trajectory that will give you the distance, but the random amount of stuff below the object. The objects can be deadly (for the object being tossed, and thus, stopping the progress, or adding additional bounce, or somewhere in between). It is not really a game, but a random number generator. And thus, well, it's a bit overpriced.

As the name says, you really do "shoot" a kitten out of a cannon, and yes, the kitten will bounce. HARD. Once launched, your kitten will fly past certain items below. The items are as follows:

* spikes -- stops the kitten immediately (with the appropriate sound effect)

* Venus cat trap -- enjoys a snack of a kitten, enough said, stops the kitten

* trampoline -- adds a little more height to the kitten's trajectory

* TNT bundle -- adds a bit more height AND velocity

* aerial bomb -- off the ground, random height, also more height and velocity

As you can imagine, the stuff whizzing by below are random, and thus, you never really know how far your kitten will go.

So what's the "game"? You can adjust the angle of the cannon, and you can sort of control the "power" of the shot. But nothing else. Once the kitten leaves the barrel, it's up to gravity, and the random number generator.

You'll be lucky to break 1000 ft, and my record right now is 2000, but then I was VERY very lucky.

This should be 99 cents, so what's here now is way overpriced. The graphics is lousy (guess if you make it too realistic some people may object...), and the music? What music? And the volume is not adjustable. Argh!

If this had some more interactivity, like limited number of "upward boosts", or limited ability to slow or accelerate in order to hit the targets to extend the range, than it's a game. As is, this is simply NOT a game, and thus, a waste of my money.

Overall rating: 2 out of 10
Pros: very simple
Cons: not a game
Verdict: Not a game, and thus, overpriced

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