A certain giant nuclear lizard and his fellow monster nemeses have had exclusive raging rights in Japan, but has their reign finally come to an end? Adult Swim along with PikPok Games is contesting the monster mayhem supremacy with an arcade-style puzzle game for Android and iOS called Monsters Ate My Condo. As it heavily parodies the Showa (aka monster) era of movies, you need to appease the behemoths by feeding them condo buildings for super high scores until your apartment tower topples over. Your building may fall and the game will end, but you will keep coming back for more of this frenzied arcade action.
Monsters Ate My Condo brings a Jenga-meets-Bejeweled experience to the mobile space where you swipe sections of buildings toward either side of the screen. Monsters wait on both sides and will react positively or negatively based on the color of the condo sent to them. If the condo does not match the color of the baddie, they will get angry and throw a tantrum that will unbalance your tower. More condos will fall on your building as the game chugs along, so it takes a quick finger and agile mind to survive the action.
Combinations of the same colored condo sections will form special condos that bestow even more points when fed to monsters. These pieces also will activate the monster's ability which can either increase points or help to save your tower from demise. Being able to use the monster's abilities and swap them out effectively adds even more depth to this wild mobile game.
Monsters Ate My Condo has a lot of variety and is a surprisingly immersive arcade/puzzle game that can satisfy just about anyone's playing preferences. Endless Mode was made for your high score beating needs, while Time Attack Mode tests your puzzle solving skills with a two minute swipe-fest. The simple controls and zany nature of the game hides difficult the mechanics can become in later levels. It's much more than a mindless condo-flinging game with monsters, and your fingers might not hold out against the might of the mad tower mayhem!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an iPod Touch 3rd generation. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.