Samsung’s fictional Unicorn Apocalypse game comes to life

Mar 11, 2013

It looks like the Unicorn Apocalypse game featured in Samsung's commercials is actually a real game. Samsung held a contest to get developers to create a game that matches the "Unicorn Apocalypse" theme portrayed in its commercials. Developers were given the freedom to create the best unicorn game they could come up with. The winner of the contest, who turned out to be Liquid Gameworks, received a grand prize of $25,000.

The game was released yesterday to Google Play, and is free to download. It was highly anticipated thanks to the hype from Samsung's commercial, but unfortunately, the game was not positively received. The game currently holds an average rating of about 2.1 stars, with many users experiencing crashes and bugs in the game. The most common bug is when the user falls off the rooftop, and never respawns.

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Fortunately for me (and my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1), I was able to play the game just fine. However, I agree with many other users who say that the game very much seems like a copy of Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack. You're still jumping from platform to platform and dashing through objects, however instead of instantly dying to a trap or gunfire, you sustain damage to your hit points (which is a bit nice). You also get to fire your rainbow, unicorn, horn laser thing at humans, which is neat too.

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For those of you who haven't played Robot Unicorn Attack, and don't want to pay the $0.99 for the app, Unicorn Apocalypse is a nice alternative. I haven't spent too much time on the game, but apparently there are 3 "menacing" bosses in the game that you will encounter. Go ahead and grab the game from Google Play, and enjoy hopping over fiery buildings and blasting through the soldiers of the AUF (anti-unicorn force).

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[via Android Community]

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