Gangster Granny (universal) from Black Bullet Games is a third-person shooter with the oldest protagonist I can remember in a game, a bullet-filled action title with lots of weapons to collect, cops to take down, and stuff to rob. Even gangsters get old, and sometimes, false teeth and arthritis lotion isn’t enough to sideline the toughest, most hardened criminals with walkers.
That’s right – in Gangster Granny, players control a felonious grandmother who is mysteriously let out of prison when a gun is mailed right to her cell. The game’s first level begins with the breakout, and from there, it’s ten unlockable levels full of geriatric mayhem as players take down the good guys and complete objectives to open the expansive level areas.
Best of all, Gangster Granny is a game built for multiple playthroughs. In fact, the first time through the game is simply to help players earn enough money for a couple of the ten different weapons. After completing levels, they can be replayed like an endless shooter, with increasingly difficult waves of enemies and tons of loot for players to find strewn about the levels.
Granny utilizes an interesting touch-control system, with two virtual thumbsticks controlling vertical and horizontal movement. There is a third button for aiming up and down, but the game uses an accurate auto-aiming system when enemies appear that the third hard-to-control button isn’t really ever needed. It does the great job of providing the functionality of a console shooter using a controller by spreading things out, and keeping actions simple.
With solid controls, tons of replay value, and clean high-res graphics, Gangster Granny (universal) is a solid third-person shooter with a hilarious premise, and a cartoonish personality that keeps the on-screen violence light-hearted and amusing throughout. A great addition to a shooter fan’s iOS device, a lengthy action game starring a senior citizen with an impressive devious streak.