The Boondock Saints Mobile Game Platform: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch App
Developer: Boondock Saints, LLC
Price: $2.99 iTunes
The brothers McManus have come to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in the form of a duel stick shooter game, complete with its own story that lives up to the characters from the cult film The Boondock Saints.
Let me first say that I like the idea of this game, which was probably overly ambitious given the platform. Players can choose either Connor or Murphy to charge into each level to do some mindless shooting with a range of weapons. The 14 total levels also feature gameplay by Noah and Romeo at certain points. After accomplishing each mission, you get a tattoo to show your experience.
The mobile game nails most characterization of the Boondock Saints movie, but the basic mechanics make the gameplay painfully slow as well as the response time to movement. And while I chose to play this game on a handheld device, the controls may be better with the larger screen on an iPad.
Still, like many of the very first arcade games in the ’80s, someone with skillful hand-eye coordination and lots of practice can definitely succeed.
Hardcore Boondock Saints fans will probably enjoy this game as an occasional escape from boredom if they spent much of their youth inside an old school arcade at the mall. Casual mobile gamers and fans of the film may want to hold off.
Check out the trailer embedded below for a glimpse of the game.