Kitty Island is a haven for cats of all types: long days for sleeping, long nights for pouncing on things, and an endless supply of catnip. The Aquarium Alliance, however, hates feline happiness and has stolen all of this wonderful catnip glory. Time for the Combat Cats to load their weapons and take the battle to those dastardly fish.
The game itself works on a matching system where you swap tiles and combine four or more like items. You have an array of weapons at your disposal: poison that damages enemies slowly over time, missiles that spread damage over a large area, fireballs that do massive damage, and a freeze ray that will stop the world. (Okay, it only keeps your enemies from firing. It's still useful, right?) Other tiles include wrenches that repair your ship and coins that let you buy upgrades in the shop. The more combos you make, the more likely you are to unlock the nuke, which you can use to obliterate pretty much anything in your path. But be careful of the tricks those fish have in store for you, though. Fish are notorious for fighting dirty.
Combat Cats has a quirky sense of humor that goes well with its fast pace, and each element fits together nicely to create a cohesive whole. (Where else can you play as Grumpy Cat flying a cardboard airplane?) The upgrade system and survival mode keep the game engaging even when you run out of levels, and the game itself is both well-balanced and adorable, and more entertaining than real catnip.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the LG Optimus L9. 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.