You Need to Check Out the Freebie App Smash Hit on iOS/Android

Smash HitMy new favorite iOS game is an auto-runner where you throw pinballs at glass obstacles to see how long you can last before you run out of balls.  In the iOS/Android freebie, Smash Hit, you float through a gorgeously futuristic and ever-changing landscape trying to survive the ever-present threat of obstacles getting in your way while enjoying beautifully synchronized music.

On the surface, it’s a simple game.  You have a “first-person” view of yourself floating through a landscape.  You have zero control of your speed or direction, almost like you’re on a rollercoaster with no tracks.  The only thing you have to worry about is clicking the screen in order to throw pinballs to either shatter glass obstacles, break gems which give you more balls, or hit buttons that open doors to allow you to continue unscathed.  If you’re unfortunate enough to slam into an obstacle, you’ll drop a bunch of your pinballs.  The name of the game is to survive as long as you can before your stock of balls is depleted.

smash_hit5There are also power-ups along the way that, when hit with a ball, allow you to either throw unlimited balls in rapid succession for a short period of time, slow down time, and more.  You can also earn multi-ball throws by hitting 10 gems in a row, all the way up to 5 balls at once for the price of one.  The music is also synchronized with the gameplay, so if you use the “slow time” power-up, the music slows down as well.  And each new stage has its own melodic soundtrack.  The physics are also some of the best I’ve seen so far in mobile apps and games.

Smash HitVideo Look

For gameplay video, check out the launch trailer from developers, Mediocre:

You know how I know that Smash Hit is a fantastic game?  After playing for only two days, I’m already embroiled in a high score feud with friends.  (My high score so far is 5295! Think you can do better?)

Check out Smash Hit for free on both the Apple Store and Google Play Store.  You can also purchase Smash Hit Premium as an in-app purchase for $1.99, which gives you the option to restart from checkpoints, allows your saves to sync to iCloud, and gives you access to gameplay statistics.

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About the Author

Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.

1 Comment on "You Need to Check Out the Freebie App Smash Hit on iOS/Android"

  1. Mike Siebenaler | March 20, 2014 at 11:26 am |

    Love this game. Reminds me of the Boom Blox console games series. Combine strategy and smashing and you usually won’t go wrong.

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