Babel Rising is somewhat a pretty original game in which you have to avoid humans build a tower as high as to touch you. In case you haven't realized it yet, you're God. Well, indeed an early stage God who still has to learn how to use His Almighty powers. It seems that humans haven't learnt their lessons either and are trying to build a tower up so you've decided to kill'em all. To do so, you can tap them with your finger of death, strike them by a lighting, drown them, blow them away or even summon an earthquake or open you omniscient eye and burn that tower down. Every single power has to be learnt and improved to make more effective. Improvements are purchased spending mana, which is earnt killing those bothering non-believers. If you combine more than one power in a row you can create combos to get score multipliers. Exempli gratia, try to throw a bolt into a crowd after sending a sea wave to them.
Graphics are a cutesy and music suits accordingly. Gameplay is easy as there's a fun tutorial and there are only 6 possible actions to learn and humans only can walk through one road to reach the top of their tower. Thus, the strategy is decided between stages, when you have to choose which upgrade purchase. Challenge curve may be quite slow at the beginning and campaign mode can seem too easy, but there are up to three additional harder game modes to try.
In a nutshell (Hawking's pun here), Babel Rising is a great timewaster with apparently no flaws. We'd like it even more it it was more complex, there were more kinds of enemies and more humor. Anyway, Bulkypix has released a great game worth its price.
by Peter , Appszoom
Dec 05, 2012