In Gravity Badgers, you play as Captain T Bayback, flinging yourself through space to rescue family and friends from the Evil Honey Badgers, aka the Hellset. And it is way more fun than it has any right to be.
It’s an unusual beast, being a PC port of an app, yet still being worth your time.
Gameplay is very much a Angry Birds catapult style affair, and with the inclusion of red planets that suck you in, and blue ones which push you out, along with pipes, and ice cubes, you have to guide Captain T Bayback to the wormholes at the end of each level to get to friends and family trapped in boss stages (which are sadly, very repetitive affairs).
Complexity is stepped up throughout, but you’re never overwhelmed by the levels, of which there are hundreds. And that’s all there is to it. A physics based adventure that should have stayed on handhelds – right?
Nope. Gravity Badgers actually isn’t just that: there’s something about the 80’s cartoon design, the ridiculous menu music, and overall precision of the mouse that actually make it worth your time.
This is a port of a game which in design is suited to an app interface. It’s hard to recommend as indie games have come leaps and bounds since the 00’s, and app style games are indeed suited to their own niche now, and you will find yourself remembering it as a quirky laugh that lasted a day or two.
tldr: Worth getting if you don’t own a compatible tablet or smartphone, or if you fancy an enhanced version that requires a mouse for 5 minute of fun.