The Splatters is a
game that encourages you to maneuver happy little blobs of goo around little
courses. The goal of maneuvering said little happy blobs around is to make them
land on little landmines and watch the mines blow up. The happy little blobs
explode into fountains of goo when this happens and they often emit tiny
squeals of joy when they do so.
This is an addictive physics puzzle game, with simple
controls, and basic, but creative and colorful environments - comprising the
obstacle courses for the blobs. Using the basic controls of A, left stick, and
the left and right triggers, players essentially slingshot the blobs around
small obstacle courses. The left stick aims the blob, holding A down extends
the launch distance, and the triggers eventually allow the blob to rotate and
flip. The levels are separated into two or three rounds, each one upping the
challenge of detonating bombs with blobs, with every three levels giving you a
new ability or stunt, allowing you to go back to older levels to practice with
it, and up your score.
Score is determined based upon stunts, which your abilities
give you. The better your stunt combos, the higher your score, and the more
creatively you string combos together (bashing blobs into other blogs, or
rebounding them off of spikes embedded in the walls), the happier the blobs
seem to get. They are happy little creatures, it seems, and after a few rounds,
an amusing t-shirt for my Xbox Live avatar was earned, stating 'Die With
Style'. Clearly, that is the motto of these little guys; they live to die in
spectacular, Technicolor fashion.