I don’t usually review mobile games, but this is one I’ve been anticipating for a while.
NOTE: I played this game on a Samsung Galaxy s9, performance on your device may vary from mine
This game is a spin-off of the successful Five Nights at Freddy’s series made by Scott Cawthon. Of course when I first heard of this game, I wondered how it would connect to the plot of the mainline series, however, it doesn’t seem to, at least not substantially.
The plot is that Fazbear Entertainment offers a new subscription service to send their best animatronics to provide you entertainment and combat your rampant loneliness, straight to your door!
Of courses though, as things in FNAF often do, things don’t go as planned, and it’s up to you to defend yourself from violent animatronics.
To do so, you are equipped with a flashlight and a taser. You shift your mobile device around, looking for areas where static interference messes appears, and keep your camera trained on it to lure out the animatronic, and once it gets close enough, zap it to ‘reset’ it. This is the bulk of the gameplay. You also need to look out for malfunctioning animatronics that are spazzing out and such, and quickly look away as to not get a game over. The main goal is to get a streak going by zapping each animatronic and keeping it from attacking you.
In addition to animatronics, you can also collect remnant when an animatronic has not arrived. You collect remnant using your flashlight, and avoid collecting the shadowy remnant to avoid angering the shadow animatronics. They can also break your streak if you managed to get attacked by them.
You can also collect endoskeletons and use the remnant to upgrade them. I believe you can also collect the animatronics, if you have an open slot. You can then send them out to either terrorize your friends (if you have any that play the game) or to salvage parts to repair them.
Overall this is a well rounded out game, and honestly graphically impressive for a mobile game. Although the fear factor is knocked down a few notches as jump scares have less of an effect when in order to play the game you have to be in a bright room. Still, I can wholeheartedly recommend this game to anyone, and I hardly play mobile games.