Earlier this morning, Eli and I decided to see what's up with Gangnam Style Massacre [Free], a free game that's been tearing up the App Store charts. Turns out, it's an archery game that tasks you with shooting a jar off of a dude's head. The more times you can shoot the jar cleanly in a row, the higher your score. It's game over if you drill the dude (who isn't Psy, but totally is).

To be clear: this isn't a good game. Gangnam Style is full of obnoxious ads, first of all, but it's also mechanically dull. And there's the premise. We just ... don't get it. Like, at all.

Anyway, this is a video game that we thought we needed to see since so many people are downloading it. It's kinda fun to think about why they are.

  • Noam Rathaus

    You sure this app didn't steal your credentials, address book, or contain some malware?

    This game makes no sense at all, worse off, it appears to be a complete ad suck-you-in app, forcing you to see ads and giving little in return.

  • Carlos Magno Rosa

    Looks like a bad flash game from 10 years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/try2bcool69 Jay G

    It could be worse...he could be *ahem* "sitting" on the jar like in that "other" viral video.

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    This is so uninspired.  I get that Gangnam Style is a popular IP, but if they wanted to capitalize off it they could have made such a better game than this.  What a joke this is!  Has nothing to do with anything at all!  Like they could have had the PSY guy dancing and you control him with some kind of rhythmic game that's set to the song.  Really anything having ANY relation to the actual video would have been better than this garbage.

    • metalcasket

       I take it you haven't seen that god-awful Match-3 game (Gangnam Style Popstar!) that was just posted in the forum?

  • http://www.facebook.com/caesaredouard Caesar-Édouard Perrin Esturco

    OPPA WILLIAM TELL!

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    WILLIAM TELL! OP...OP OP OP...

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  • Tatiana

    When it launched it was the FreeAppADay, which is how I assume it got so big!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EEMHHJJ3UI5YCQYCG6GJSESTEY Paul

    Boring.  I'd prefer Gangnam Style Popstar.  It's not free but at least it is a real game.

  • araczynski

    hey, it got all the sheep to download and view ads didn't it?  how is that not a successful app?