The un-aptly named studio Mediocre (makers of other mobile games like Sprinkle Islands and Granny Smith) wants to take you for a ride. A magic carpet ride? No. But it is to a whole new world in the mobile action arcade title Smash Hit. A nonviolent rail shooter, this game takes you along to the beat of appropriately techno tunes as you tap-tap-tap to shatter the various glass objects in your way. But it's not all fun and beauty as you only have a limited number of balls to throw. Hitting special crystal objects will earn back some of those projectiles, but their appearances are limited, so keep an eye on your lobbing practices!
Being a rail shooter, there are no movement controls in Smash Hit. You just tap and shoot to take down the baddies... err, the glass things, whatever. Along the way you'll find temporary power ups like the one that allows you to shoot unlimited balls through a single, long tap or the one that turns your balls into bomb balls that'll blast through barriers that were previously impenetrable. And you'll need all the help you can get with 11 worlds to shoot your way through. Also to help out are the checkpoints between each one, though they're only accessible if you buy the single in-app purchase to upgrade to the premium version for just a couple of bucks.
Smash Hit is a well made, free mobile game with little to complain about. It progresses you beautifully into new mechanics with an ease missing in today's market full of hand holding and hour-long tutorials. While the HUD may have you feeling a little vertically squished, it is easily forgivable amidst the strength of the rest of the 3D, surreal experience. This title is impressive unto itself and can only have good things to say about the future of Mediocre.