Take control of a cannon which will ultimately blast you to fame... or catastrophe!
Drum roll please... set the lights... set velocity... check angle... and take the role of an unnamed daredevil who has the cityscape to himself. Propel your stunt man through hoops, boxes of stars or oil and feathers, off springboards, past helicopters and more in the hope of eventually landing safely.
The aim in Super Human Cannonball is to get as many points as possible. You can do this by completing the assigned stunt correctly, which is the easiest way. Fortunately there is another way to get points. For those of us with lower than average coordination, you may find yourself sailing off target from time to time. If this happens, fear not – all is not lost as you can still rake up points – how, you ask? Well, it’s called Splatter Bonus.
For those poor misguided fools who happen to put too much of an angle or hit the spacebar at the wrong time, you are destined to collide with a building. And collide you shall. As you do so, prepare to be greeted by a shower of red pixilated stunt man remnants exploding off some office buildings façade as your stunt man gives his final show. Or does he? Of course, missing the target and disintegrating the games main character is not the end of the world, as he simply manages to dust himself off and get right back into that cannon.
The world which the stuntman inhabits is a fairly simple one, though it contains its own charms. The buildings are all fairly similar but each one has a different look or shape which fleshes out what could have been a much more shallow experience. Most of the levels are extremely wide, which gives the feel of actually being in a city when your goal is missed, as you can see a lot of other places you wouldn’t normally as you sail across, briefly admiring the view before your inevitable explosive demise.
Super Human Cannonball offers a few different modes of play, arcade, single, career and a training ground. It also includes unlockable extras and an option to turn your hero into a bag of flour to protect the more squeamish gamers among us.
If you’re in the mood for a simple, but well made game, then I suggest you give this one a try. Its simple straightforwardness and its ability to reward even the most boneheaded mistake gives this game a special place on my hard drive for when I just have to play something kinda different, but kinda cool.