“Chuck Norris – Bring on the Pain isn’t just a game. It’s your invaluable guide to being better than yourself, because you’re Chuck Norris, and he’s better than you. That’s a fact.”
We all have heard the very outlandish and very funny jokes about how much of a bad ass Chuck Norris is and now he has his own game on the iPhone! Check out our review:
Step into the boots of America’s toughest man in the first Chuck Norris game available for your iPhone and iPod touch. A brilliantly outlandish scenario sets you, Chuck Norris, in the Cambodian jungle to release prisoners of war held hostage by a rogue army of Communist soldiers. Inspired by old-school arcade games, Chuck Norris features the enjoyable and simple ingredients of a traditional beat’em up spiced up with crazy combos, exciting mini-games and totally destructible environments. The crowning touch is the ability to use your iPhone to take a picture of anyone you like (or dislike) and beat them up in the game! This is a Chuck-Norris-approved stress relief method!
Pretty simple yet fun game play mechanics at work here. It’s kind of like Contra from way back in the day of Super Nintendo – a side scroller shoot em’ all action game – that plays on the very funny Chuck Norris quotes we have all come to love, for example:
- If you spell Chuck Norris in Scrabble, you win. Forever.
- When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.
- Chuck Norris can slam revolving doors.
- The Big Bang was actually Chuck Norris roundhouse kicking God in the face.
- When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
Funny right? Okay back to the gameplay, it’s pretty fun – and funny at the same time. The camera feature allows you to use the camera to capture picture of your face or a friends and puts that image on all the enemies so Chuck can beat them down.
The controls are very easy! this was not meant to be a very in depth game – only a entertaining fun game. A joystick on the left to move around and a single button on the right to fire/melee. The button/joystick are both very responsive and small enough and placed out of the way to keep a good field of view – but not to small where the become unuseable.
The graphics are pretty impressive, it’s a 2d side scroller with graphic quality matching that of the Neo-Geo – more specificly reminds me of the game Metal Slug. The animations are smooth – and the small comic book like styles are a great touch. The character sprites are very clean for being a 2D game.
Nothing ground breaking here – but still the sound is fitting. The weapons sounds and explosions are pretty accurate to what you would expect when shooting thing or blowing stuff up.
For just $.99 cents you got plenty of entertainment. The game features 13 levels and fun accelerometer mini games. Not to mention quite a few hilarious Chuck Norris is a bad ass type quotes. Definitely pick this app up – or Chuck Norris will punch a baby in the face!