Smash the Office (literally!) – kill stress playing this game
Sep 12, 2013 8:17 AM –
Smash the Office is a stress-busting action game where you get to trash a virtual office with a range of handy weapons. Take out the water coolers and the desks, stride through the server room taking out everything in your path and go postal on the cubicles. If you’ve ever worked in an office you’ll appreciate the theme and literally trashing your way through room after room of cluttered office space feels pretty damn good!
Price: Free plus optional in-app purchases
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Cool graphics!
- A great stress reliever!
- Thoroughly fun and engaging gameplay!
- Casual; easy to pick up and play!
- Awesome time killer!
- Some of the top weapons will take an age to save up for unless you use the IAPs.
- Gameplay is fun, but quickly becomes repetitive.
First a true story. A few years ago now I worked in an office that had a spare desk. On the desk we deliberately placed papers, folders and stationary… normal office junk. If any of us in the office had a crappy call, or things were just not going well in general, the desk permitted us to do something we couldn’t normally do- swipe your arm across in rage and send everything flying. Let me tell you… it was an awesome feeling (even if you did then have to eventually pick it up for the next colleague that needed it).
In Smash the Office, the same principal is beautifully applied although with a much more destructive outcome. You take the role of a disgruntled office employee, sick and tired of his life in the cube farm and ready to release his urban frustrations on the office furniture, fixtures and fittings.
You control the action with onscreen thumb sticks. The left controls the direction in which you move while the right thumb stick controls the weapon you are using. The aim is to cause as much destruction as you can in one minute. You begin with a humble baseball bat, Falling Down style. However you can upgrade this to gold clubs, axes, swords, mallets and cricket bats as you collect coins.
There are a number of bonus items to pick up with which subsequently increase your destruction quota for a limited time. There are mushrooms which make you grow Mario style, enabling you to destroy more things quicker, there’s the disco balls which allow you to perform an explosive spinning move, coffee makes you go faster and there’s top watch with increases your time limit.
The ultimate aim to score as highly as you can in the short time you have. The game is completely free and very easy to play. You gradually collect coins and upgrade your weapons, or if you have less patience you can make in-app purchases. The IAPs are a little on the steep side but if you gotta relieve stress it will only help!
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Smash the Office – Smash everything in sight
Smash the Office – Spin move
Smash the Office – Spinning gameplay (1)
Smash the Office – Spinning gameplay (2)
Smash the Office – Spinning gameplay (3)
Smash the Office – Spinning gameplay (4)
Smash the Office – Go large!
Smash the Office – Weapons upgrades
Smash the Office – High scores (1)
Smash the Office – High scores (2)
Smash the Office – Bonus upgrades
The game is lots of fun and the violence is very tongue-in-cheek. If you have ever had office rage, you’ll thoroughly enjoy being able to let off steam in this way.
This might depend on how stressed you are. The action is pretty high octane, so it’s certainly no relaxed and casual encounter and it does pump you. However, the gameplay is pure fun so it’s a pretty compelling game to play. So, it’s no Angry Birds, but it’s pretty engrossing all the same.
The graphics are very good and Unity driven. You stomp through a 3D office with plenty of items around to smash up. These all fall apart beautifully and all look pretty awesome.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The sound and music is first rate. There are angry sounds, cool music and lots of destruction sound effects as you cause office havoc with your weapons.
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