First-person shooters are always fun to play and are an easy way to pass the time. It’s easy to start playing one and then realize that you have been playing for hours. The Play Store is full of these games, and Masked Shooters is one that is fun if you can look past some of the bugs.
First off, Masked Shooters is really easy to start up. After installing you can have it up and playing in seconds. After starting, you are brought to your character screen where you can choose your name, see how many games you have played, how many games you have won, and how many kills you have. You are also given a score and a title. However, I do not know how the score is calculated. There are no instructions for this game nor any type of leader board. I am also unsure of how you receive certain titles since there is no sort of explanation anywhere in the game. The next screen lets you select your room. You can name the room, select the number of players, select the game mode, the game location, and what weapons are available. One thing that I enjoy about this game is that all weapons are unlocked from the beginning. You do not have to earn a certain amount of points to unlock a better gun. One more continue and you are playing. The controls are simple. A joystick to move and a “Change Weapon” button on the right. On the left, you have a firing button, a sights button, and a jump button. You look around by sliding your finger across the screen. Once you have mastered the controls, it is time to go on a rampage and shoot anything that moves. And that…is…about…it. There is not other objectives for this game. There is no story line, achievements, rewards, anything. Sure, you have that score I mentioned earlier, but who knows what that is even for? That being said, this game is a great way to blow off steam. Since you have all the guns one the game begins, you can spend forever just shooting people and them switch to an RPG for some sweet explosions. The game does not look half bad, and the locations are pretty cool. Once you start playing, it is actually pretty hard to stop. After installing it, I played for about an hour without even realizing it.
Back at the start screen, you have some options that you can choose to change around your gameplay. By default, the quality is set to “Fastest” but you can set it to whatever level you want and whatever your device can handle. I played this on a Nexus 6, and when I attempted to set the quality to “Beautiful” or “Fantastic,” it would crash. I restart the app, restarted my phone, and reinstalled with no luck. I am not sure why this happens, but hopefully the developer fixes it soon. If you are like me, the sensitivity was a little too high. You can change that in the options, too. However, the slider for sensitivity is actually labeled “Sensibility.” It is a small typo, but I feel like the developer should have caught that. You also have the option to raise and lower the sound. One more complaint is that the game does not rotate with your device. If I turn my device the wrong way, I am just staring at an upside down game because it does not rotate on your screen.
With all these issues stated, the game is still super fun. If you are looking to find a fun little FPS to play in your spare time, then this is definitely the game for you. You will not have to commit much time to it because there is nothing to unlock or upgrade, just things to shoot. While I reviewed the single-player version of this game, there is also a multiplayer version which might bring some more competition. Masked Shooters is available on the Play Store for free.
What we liked:
- Quick to start playing
- Everything is already unlocked
- Graphics are nice
- Controls are simple and easy to learn
- No tasks to complete, just things to shoot
What needs improvement:
- Crashes when the quality is set past a certain level
- Does not rotate with your device
- No storyline or achievements
- No instructions
- Not sure how to points are earned and titles are gained
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