Buka HD Game for Android
Buka HD is one of the top games on the Android market and it’s gotten there with some very simplistic controls and amazing gameplay.
According to the game description, Buka is a cosmic girl (more like a blue planet) that has set out to find the “Happy Place”. You’ll have to help Buka get there as there are numerous baddies along the way.
The game’s visuals are quite good, its not the best out there, but I’d say they are acceptable. Once you launch the app and start with the “Journey” which is the single player menu, you’ll be greeted by an empty part of the universe with Buka in it. As the level starts, other circular objectives will appear on the edges of the app and head towards to Buka to destroy it.
Your job is to avoid that, and you can do this in 3 main ways. Firstly you can move Buka about by placing your finger on Buka and sliding across the map. This isn’t very useful for two reasons. Firstly Buka is quite big and avoiding objects to win a level is out of the question. Secondly, there is some delay when you move Buka, and Buka is slow to move aswell, this is ofcourse intended by the game developers but it does seem sloppy.
The other two ways include tapping on the screen near the baddies, if you tap long enough, the baddies will slow down, stop and then change their direction and drift away. This is easy at first, but as the levels progress, you’ll have to resort to the final move. You can tap and hold on any part of the screen, and as you release your finger, the immediate area explodes. You can use this to cause explosions and tear apart opponents into smaller circles. However these circles will still drift towards you, but they are relatively easy to push away by using the repeatedly tapping technique.
The game is quite easy at first, but as the levels progress, this simple game can get quite complicated, you’ll be forced to use all three methods to fight your way through levels, and this can involve a lot of tapping away at your smartphone’s screen and developing strategies such as blowing up multiple opponents at once or strategically placing Buka to avoid danger. You’ll have to constantly adapt to the conditions and if you’re successful you’ll be rewarded well, with a level pass and not to mention sore fingers.
This is the one downside to Buka, its incredible fun, but playing it a lot is going to exercise your fingers a lot and you’ll soon get tired, you might get used to it though so that’s a tiny flaw. Besides these simple mechanics are what makes this game so much fun for everyone.
Buka is available for $2.33 on the Android market. The game has the aforementioned Journey mode, a survival mode which is self-explanatory and a leadership board to track how others are playing. You can also invite your facebook friends to join the action and post achievements to your wall.