Save the Titanic
The band went down with the ship, and so will you.
2012 marks the 100-year anniversary of the infamous Titanic sinking, and developer Scary Robot Productions sought to capitalize on this historical footnote with a free iOS and Android game called Save the Titanic, the title of which couldn't be more apropos. Playing as the captain of the doomed ship, it's your job to steer the vessel away from that huge iceberg minding its own business in the Atlantic Ocean. Avoid it, and everyone lives. Crash, and everyone dies. That's it. That's the entire game.
This wouldn't be nearly as bad (it is free, after all) if the creators gave you a fighting chance, but the deck was clearly stacked against you and everyone else interested in preventing one of the biggest disasters of all time. To win, you must rapidly spin the wheel clockwise or counterclockwise to move in a specific direction. What ensues is a mini game from hell; actually, more like Nintendo's Mario Party series. You'll frantically rub the screen making circles like a crazy person, only to watch as the ship clips the iceberg anyway.
On the positive side, the game has a cute Claymation style appearance. We're also fans of the announcer, who delivers humorous one-liners at the beginning.
Sadly, that's the only praise we're willing to give Save the Titanic. The fact that it's so ridiculously tough is a huge deal breaker, but even if the game was a proverbial cakewalk, it's barely 15 seconds long, making it one of the more pointless efforts we've seen on the App Store. Considering the loss of life on that fateful voyage, Titanic and its passengers deserved much better, especially a century later.
What's Hot: Silly one-liners, you can delete it.
What's Not: Almost impossible to win, no depth whatsoever, not even 20 seconds of gameplay.