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Trucks & Skulls For Your iPad!




Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Video Games

Trucks & SkullsDo you like Monster Trucks and Laughing Skulls? And stuff that blows up real good?

Then you’ll want to play iPad’s Game of the Week: Trucks & Skulls!

It was created by the gang at Appy Entertainment, which is run by a couple of friends of mine (Chris Ulm and Paul O’Connor) who are both comic book industry veterans. Ulm is the guy who came up with the idea for the Ultraverse, and O’Connor wrote several dozen comics back in the go-go 1980s.

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Now they make games for iPhones and iPads and their newest one looks like a hit. Here’s what App Advice says in a glowing review: “Trucks and Skulls is a great game right out of the gate with a hilarious and enjoyable theme coupled with excellent gameplay.”

And Apple, the company that puts the lower case “i” in front of anything that can be trademarked named Trucks & Skulls as their “iPad Game Of The Week.”

The premise behind Trucks & Skulls is simple: it’s a physics-based puzzler where you smash nitro-burning monster trucks into piles of laughing skulls. Can you find a better digital time killer than that and still be safe for work? I think not.

O’Connor calls Trucks & Skulls “Our silliest, loudest, and (we think) our best game to date.” That’s saying a lot since these guys also launched Zombie Pizza and FaceFighter.

Here’s a brief rundown of stuff in the game: monster trucks (with names like Insanerator, Thrust Monster and Triclops), laughing skulls, hot lava, chain reactions, missiles, unobtanium, indestructium, 120 levels, 3 different worlds and explosions...lots of explosions.

A version of Trucks & Skulls for the iPhone & iPod Touch are expected shortly. They've already been submitted to Apple for approval.

Now I’m off to download some stuff. See you when I get back!

[Artwork: Trucks & Skulls, © Appy Entertainment]

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