Angry Birds may have made the slingshot mechanic popular on mobiles, but it isn’t the only game out there that utilizes a wrist-rocket. Pollushot is the name of the game we’re going to take a look at in today’s Flashback Friday, and it’s one of the more underrated and overlooked games in the Play Store.
Pollushot is a game about slingshots and pollution. You normally don’t think of the two together, but that’s exactly what you get in Pollushot as you’re tasked with taking on polluting pirates in the sky. The gameplay is physics-based and you do use a slingshot, but the gameplay is nothing like what you’ll find in Angry Birds.
The premise behind Pollushot is simple. Ammo falls from the sky in the form of colored little nuggets, and you need to drag your slingshot underneath one to catch it. Once you snag one, you’ll use the ‘catch and hold’ technique to send it airborne towards any pollution-spewing pirates in the sky. They’re all mechanical in case you’re wondering, and some are much harder to take down than others.
Each area of Pollushot is filled with mechanized baddies of all shapes and sizes. You have to constantly drag your slingshot around the screen to avoid being hit by their weapons, and once you run out of lives its back to the beginning of the stage. The gameplay is about as straightforward as it gets, but there is some variety with the types of ammo that rains from the sky. There are also 3 tough areas to get through.
I covered Pollushot way back in 2011 for a site that’s now extinct. The game is just as fun now as it was back then, and there’s even a full-fledged sequel called Sling It! that brings powerups into the mix. If you dig Arcade games that you can play for minutes or hours, you’ll want to give Pollushot a look as its well worth the $0.99 price tag.