There are quite a few battle royale games on the App Store right now, but most of them feel like they were built with some other platform in mind. Not so Bullet League, which has just come out for iPhone and iPad.
Unlike other BR games that are set on massive maps and often involve fidgety touchscreen FPS controls, Bullet League is a platformer. That’s not to say that it doesn’t feature all the trappings of a battle royale – there are guns to collect, crates to open and building to do, all within a ring that’s slowly getting smaller. You can check out the trailer we’ve embedded below to get a better idea of what to expect.
The game features gorgeous cartoon graphics, and the controls are responsive enough that they’re never a problem. Bullet League plays a bit like a cross between Smash Bros, Fortnite and Spelunky – a fast, multiplayer shooter with much more depth than your average mobile game.
There are loads of skins to unlock, and as you play you’ll get tougher. Upgrading your guns is also key – the more powerful the weapons when you pick them up, the more likely you are to be the last person standing when the ring is closing in.
Mine, Craft, Shoot
You can also mine to collect crates. Stuck in a hole? Chuck out a crate to leap out. Getting shot at? Drop a crate to use as some temporary cover. It’s a neat idea that adds an extra layer of tactics to the madcap and fast-paced shooting.