When an off-shore oil rig accidentally drills right into the head of a giant red sea creature named Destructopus, the monster awakens to find that its beloved planet Earth is being ravaged with pollution by the human race. To right this wrong, Destructopus does the 2 things he knows best: destroys the many man-made structures that are polluting the environment, and kills the humans that are exploiting nature’s cute and cuddly creatures. Such is the story of the aptly titled Destructopus!, an upcoming game from developer Glitchsoft.

Destructopus! is a side-scrolling arcade game where you’ll control the lumbering red behemoth as he lays waste to anything and everything in his path. Destructopus can use his mighty jaws, claw-like tentacle, or eye laser to destroy the many structures in the game as well as fling around the vehicles and humans on the ground and in the air. It feels like a throwback to the classic arcade game Rampage, with a ton of little details in the environments and many elements to interact with.

Destroying things is not only fun, but will earn Destructopus green orbs which can be used in an in-game shop to purchase upgrades and will also determine how many stars out of 3 you will score for a level. While many of the upgrades can be bought with these green orbs, some of the more interesting sounding ones are only available by in-app purchases, which is kind of a bummer.

We’ve had a preview build of Destructopus! for the past couple of weeks, and have been enjoying it quite a bit so far. The mechanics are pretty simple and at times it can feel a bit button mashy, but causing a huge amount of destruction is very satisfying. Plus, in later levels the enemies increase in quantity and difficulty, requiring quite a bit more strategy and upgrading in order to succeed. Destructopus! has already been approved by Apple and is slated to release on May 3rd. Until then you can check out the discussion of the game in our forums and we’ll take a closer look at this title when it hits the App Store.

  • 498725892

    Nothing special....

  • :P

    Kang? Kodos? Is that you?

  • Purplemonkeyspank

    Looks pretty crappy.

  • Andy Raczynski

    if universal (should be small enough) i'll buy, otherwise it can get to the back of the list.

  • http://twitter.com/nrathaus Noam Rathaus

    Zzzz.. at least release Rampage :) that is a title worth doing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rampage_(arcade_game)

  • SaltyPlayer

    Cool, Looks Great!

  • MysteryMan

    I wonder if he's related to sharktopus...

    • Peter Babiy

      Sharktopus vs Mega Piranha LOL

  • Per49

    This is a wickedly anti-man piece of villainous coding.

    A game that advocates murder and mayhem for an environmentalist agenda.

    How about a Nazi game with the goal to kill Jews? What's the difference except that this one is worse because it seeks human on a much wider scale.

    Absolutely disgusting.

    Boycott this eco-fanaticist propaganda.

    • Anonymous

      Super Mega Worm started it. It was not amusing the first time around, either...

      • Per49

        Agreed. I had the same reaction, for the same reason, for that too.

    • dude

      And I thought I was the only one.There are a lot of strange people that think Earth would be much better of without humans.My advice to them is to start with "the man(or woman)in the mirror"and reduce their carbon footprint to zero,if you catch my drift...

      • Per49

        If only!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cristiano-Fernandez/100001794208078 Cristiano Fernandez

    I dont know you all, I kind a like the graphics... By the way the Chupacabra game is free, http://bit.ly/chupcab Check it out!