[PlayStation 4] Bouncy Bullets Review
Bouncy Bullets is a first-person platformer/shooter with a bright and vibrant art style on PlayStation 4. Learn more in our Bouncy Bullets review!
Bouncy Bullets takes you into a very colorful first-person platforming shooting adventure as a character you don’t see who it is and that has no name. The goal is very simple: reach the exit within a given time to score three stars in every stage. In addition to the main campaign, there are also a series of special levels that ramp up the difficulty if you’re into that sort of thing. As long as you take your time and pay attention to a level’s layout, you’ll be able to learn from your mistakes and carry on.
But before you do that, one thing you have to do is go into the options and change the setting for the camera sensitivity since it’s a bit too high, and this could get in your way of enjoying Bouncy Bullets. Doing so will make jumping from platform to platform – and staying on them – will be a bit easier. Once you pick up your gun, you’ll be able to shoot different colored bullets. You have enemies of various colors, and shooting them with the right color of bullet will defeat them. For example, shoot a yellow bullet at a yellow enemy, and it will be gone. Shoot a pink bullet at the same yellow enemy, and it won’t have any effect.
There are many platforms in each of the levels, presented in short, long, low, and high configurations, they’re there to keep you moving at all times. The short platforms are the hardest ones to stay on, so in these instances timing will be very important. When jumping from platform to platform, you could end up sliding a bit as you land instead of coming to a full stop, so you’ll need to compensate for it. I don’t understand why the game is like that, because it will have you falling into the water several times as you try to adjust for it. Again, be sure to lower the camera’s sensitivity as soon as possible.
Once you’ve adjusted to the way the game’s physics work, it’s an easy Platinum trophy. As happens with other Ratalaika Games, there are different Platinum list for the game in each PSN region. While an easy one to get, you are going to die a lot in this one before that shiny platinum pops. If you do things right and compensate for the “slide when you land on a platform” thing, then you’re probably going to get yourself a new Platinum trophy for your virtual collection in around an hour or so.
Bouncy Bullets is a colorful game with a vibrant art style that is pretty to look at. I do wonder if having this one as a third-person platformer shooter would make it easier to not die so much as you jump from place to place. The game’s replay value lies in taking on the levels again to improve your overall time so that you can get a three-star rating on all stages, as well as to hopefully get a spot on the leaderboards.
This Bouncy Bullets review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.