Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Kaiju Rush is going to destroy your city in the most adorable way

I know I’m just about a year and a half late to the party, but Kaiju Rush is absolutely addicting if not all together increasing frustrating. Released to Android and iOS in December 2018 by European gaming company Lucky Kat Studios, Kaiju Rush has you destroying major cities with the tap of your finger. Play as a plethora of monsters as you smash your way to victory by destroying buildings and military traps, as well as clearing levels by making your path of mayhem as long as you can. Ready. Aim. Tap. Smash!

Kaiju Rush is more than a simple tap, tap, tap game because Lucky Kat Studios has put a ton of work into keeping the game interesting. For starters, you can hatch a new monster every time you clear a level, but you can also receive special event monsters by conquering those missions. Level up your speed and power, and your ability to collect coins while you’re not actively gayming, to make this smart phone game feel more like an RPG. Even if your monsters’ attacks look like rollout from Pokemon.

Although some monsters closely resemble creatures from popular movie franchises, they still come with unique names and appeals depending on what aesthetic pleases you. I’m only at level fourteen on the main game, and level one on the current special event (ouch), but I have to say that Goji and Toto are my favorites as of this writing. From Godzilla to GhostBusters, I’m always curious to see what critter will hatch from an egg next; and yes, that is sort of a dig. But I do really like this game!

Kaiju Rush has two negatives. First, the game is free to play, but it forces you to watch a 30 second ad after every two attacks. If you also want bonus rewards per attack, you’re required to watch another ad. It’s almost never-ending, and Kaiju Rush offers a $2.99 monthly subscription to make them go away if you don’t mind spending a couple bucks. Second, you have no control over your bouncing path unless you ricochet off a train. That’s where the frustrating part comes in because it’s quite possible to flub a level based on what angle you launch in.

This game has seen more than 1,000,000 downloads and I can see why. It’s a cute mix of Godzilla, Pokemon and classic pinball games all rolled into one (literally). Check it out if you’re looking for a slightly above-average time-waster.

Find Kaiju Rush on Android and iOS today.

Michael Therkelsen

[He/Him] Michael was born and raised at the Jersey Shore and he loves love horror films, video games, hiking and cooking. He auditioned for American Idol in season 6 and worked as a vet tech before finally discovering his passion for writing. He has several short stories available for purchase on e-readers, and is obsessed with UFC, American Ninja Warrior and running half-marathons. With a wide area of interests and hobbies, he's excited to help other people in the LGBT community discovery the world of gaming.