The myth of the trick-shooting sharpshooter has been around since before the first Sergio Leone westerns, carried through to Robocop and even this year's Red Dead Redemption. Anyone who's seen Eastwood narrow his eyes before pulling off an impossible shot has dreamed of doing the same.
Happily, Mibix has made those starry-eyed dreamers' hopes come true with Ricochet Kills 2. A polished and refined version of the original, Ricochet Kills 2 keeps the same control scheme: you are a duster-wearing mysterious gunman standing in the corner of the screen and must pull off complicated trick shots by banking bullets off of girders and weak, pliable human flesh. Since you are cool as ice, you pull it all off without even moving. All you do is aim with your mouse and left-click to shoot, eliminating all the enemies on the screen before you run out of ammo.
It may seem simplistic, but bouncing bullets off of corners, walls, exploding barrels and people is satisfying and fun. Throughout the game's 50 levels, you'll have to pull off increasingly difficult shots to kill larger and larger amounts of enemies. After the first few levels, you'll even have to stave off death yourself; while you don't get hurt by your own bullets, it's possible for girders, crates and barrels to squish you and give you an instant fail. If you finish the entire thing and still want more, there's an included level editor to create your own maps and share them with your friends.
It's easy at first, but Ricochet Kills 2 will surprise you with how engaging and enjoyable it is. Before long, you'll be watching in awe as a bullet bounces in an unexpected direction and destroys everything on the screen, making you mutter, "I meant to do that."