Want a buzz? We test out Toy Story: Smash It! for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 17 Feb 2014 12:26 pm
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We announced recently that Disney had released Toy Story: Smash It! for BlackBerry 10 and as it looked such a beauty, I thought it was well worthy of taking a quick look at it on video for those of you that were wondering whether to part with a dollar for the game. 

You certainly don't need to be a Toy Story fan to enjoy this one and it isn't just for kids. I myself became quite obsessed with the game once I started playing it. In comparing it's likability I suppose I would have to place Toy Story: Smash it! in the same ball park as Angry Birds. They are kind of similar, but in a different way if you know what I mean. 

The concept with this one is fairly straight forward. You control Buzz Lightyear and your mission is to throw items at the blocks on-screen to knock the aliens off. To start with the game is nice and easy but as you progress there are some nice variations introduced to make things a little more challenging. 

Taking a look at the controls, you'll see that you have directional arrows on the left and right of the display. This is just for moving Buzz so he can get the shot he needs. To throw an item you just touch Buzz and you'll get a target appear which you can drag around the screen. You'll want to aim for the blocks and not the aliens as hitting them won't do the job. 

As you get further into the game you'll come up against different material blocks. Some will be wooden, some glass and some metal which take more than a normal ball to destroy. Luckily, you also get an variety of items to throw. You start with balls, but you'll move onto missiles and also balloons - each behave differently, but you'll be given instructions when a new one is available. 

In terms of what else you have on-screen - over on the left you have the home button if you need to jump back into the menu. Below that you'll be shown how many aliens you have remaining to knock off and as you do so their faces will appear in the blue shapes. Your score and high score are also at the top left. Over on the right is where you will see your weapons. You only get so many shots per round so and the less hits it takes to get all the aliens - the more points you'll get. 

At the end of each level you'll be awarded with a maximum of three stars. Getting the best score possible is achieved with a combination of not only knocking down the aliens with the least shots as possible, but also by getting as many points as you can. On each level there will be some yellow boxes around aliens. Hitting these will gain you some points and they also sometimes act as a good indication of where to aim. 

There's six different episodes in the game - each containing 45 levels, so you won't complete this one too soon. What you will discover though is that in order to unlock more episodes you need to have collected a certain number of stars. There is a way around this in the form of in-app purchases if you are inpatient, but practice makes perfect. As you can see from the image above, you can unlock the full series in one hit if you like. 

In terms of value for money I'd have to say that Toy Story: Smash It! is pretty well priced. For your buck you get hours of fun and I can say that from experience. As you would expect with a game from Disney, it has wonderful graphics and is accompanied by a sweet sound track - one of those ones that remains in your head even after you've stopped playing. 

There really isn't much to dislike with this one. Plus it's also the style of game that you'll never get bored of, even though the concept is relatively simple. 

Features include: 

  • Brick-breaking puzzle play - Throw unique bouncing-balls with special power-ups to knock down aliens and break through their defenses!
  • Play as Buzz Lightyear - Team up with Buzz, and work on perfecting the angles and aim needed to beat every level. Encounter your favorite “Toy Story” characters along the way!
  • 6 imaginative episodes - Take a fun-filled journey “To Infinity… and Beyond!” Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as you stop the evil Zurg, catch alien bandits, and more!
  • 90 challenging levels - Encounter new challenges in every level. Find creative ways to smash through bricks, glass, trains, and more to get the highest score possible!
  • Hours of replay value - Replay each episode to get 3-stars on every level and earn impressive achievements! Every ball counts!

More information/Download Toy Story: Smash It! for BlackBerry 10

23 comments

Stomps01

I want to be first to try it!

Posted via CB10

delgadom

Two

Posted via CrackBerry on my official 10.2.1 AT&T Z10 BlackBerry

jh07

Downloaded the other day. Get thru 3 Levels, then to continue its 99 cents for each continuing level or 2.99 for the next 4.

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smart548

I am playing it since some days. I completed two "worlds" but it seems you don't have to pay nothing: worlds get unlocked when you collect a certain amount of stars..

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nerdydaddyo

Bought this days ago. Tons of fun, even on the Q10.

I used my Q10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

nerdydaddyo

Full series is only a couple bucks.

I used my Q10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

Drmoe

Looks like fun!

Posted using the best phone ever, the Z30!

christoph77

Good read :)

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

LeroyP09

Fun game my kids love it.

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Prem WatsApp

Might need to try. Full levels require in-app purchases? Really?

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

drum

Just downloaded, great fun

SO_Davis

To be honest, I wasn't crazy about spending the cash on it at first, so I decided to download the free version from SNAP, from than on I love it! So I purchased the full version from BlackBerry World. Great game, it's a nice 3D take on an Angry Birds concept.

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Rimmy444

Hi

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

Maal628

Downloading now

#PoweredByBlackBerry

scalemaster34

Hope Disney brings more of their content to BlackBerry World!

billsterjito

I like this game. I have beaten over 60 levels and not paid any additional money. Not sure where the extra charges are coming from for others.

My total in is $.99.

Fun game!!

BlackBerry Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2141

Sargon123

Bought just now

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jh07

I was wrong with paying extra. Was listening to my son that didn't want to get more stars to continue. That's what I get listening to a 6 yr old.

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TranceRomance

Ok...super fun game! I was skeptical at first but not anymore. Wish I had a Z30 though!

Posted via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA  ‎BlackBerry Q10...SON!

Seun Ogodo

Smh why are all these games free in Google play but have price tags in blackberry world???

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bêtemil

John Chen sits on the board of directors at Disney. Looks like he made some calls to his connections down there to bring some apps and support over to BlackBerry. I noticed there's a Disney BBM channel now too. Good to see! Keep 'em coming.

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juanjo322

Awesome game my kids love it

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