Cannon Cadets reminds me of a take on Angry Birds. Here you’ll have a cannon loaded with a little cadet. Use your finger to aim the cannon at a blockade across the screen. Your goal is to launch your cadet into a blockade that’s guarded by robots. Inside the blockade is another cadet who has been captured. When your cannon is aimed you draw your finger back to pull a plunger and get it prepped for launch. Let go and watch your cadet fly across the screen. When you knock down the obstacles and robots you’ll free the cadet and move on to the next level. There are four planets in the game (each has multiple levels) and a bonus stage. The game play is smooth, the graphics are bright and freeing the cadets is both challenging and entertaining.
In addition to playing the Cannon Cadets levels you can also build your own. In the Level Builder you design your own blockades by adding in obstacles, robots and more. The Level Builder is a very cool feature for those who enjoy building, playing with physics and working with the iPhone’s accelerometer. I personally haven’t tested this feature out.
My six year old son is enjoying Cannon Cadets. I took a peek at some of the levels he has created and he’s got the basics down, even if he’s made challenges that are impossible to defeat. He really gets a kick out of shooting the cadets and defeating the robots. My overall impression of the game is that it’s a friendly experience. I don’t think it’s going to be as addicting as Angry Birds but that’s not necessarily a bad thing and in the long run probably better for the kids.
Cannon Cadets is a universal app and will work on your iPhone and iPad. We’ve been playing it on the iPhone.
Price when Reviewed: $.99
Seller: XMG Studio Inc.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.