At TouchArcade, we pride ourselves on highlighting the best games the App Store has to offer. The Best Worst App Ever - EPIC [$0.99] is not one of those games. In fact it's terrible, but in all the right ways. Indeed, as its name implies, in the world of bad apps this is definitely among the very best. The very best of the worst. And that's how the developers intended it.

Now, I've played a lot of bad iPhone games in my days, and Best Worst App Ever - EPIC definitely isn't the worst I've played. It's just a little too simple. As a rocker bro cuts licks on his axe in the middle of the screen, a bunch of crazy crap begins zooming by. Tap an item to collect it, and tap three of the same item in a row to create a combo for more points.

That's… pretty much it. You can play through a level-based campaign, which increases in difficulty and throws new silly items into the mix as you go, or play in free mode and just tap items to your heart's content. In both modes you earn coins which go towards buying new items to deck out your rocker dude and his surroundings. The items also add various levels of coin bonuses, so you can earn a bit more based on what decorations you choose.

You can see everything you need to know about Best Worst App Ever - EPIC in its trailer, though if you're prone to epileptic seizures then it might be best to avoid watching.

There are a lot of games in the App Store that are just thrown together and barely functional, but the Best Worst App Ever - EPIC isn't one of those. It's obviously had some love and effort put into it. The main gameplay mechanic is a bit too simple to keep me engaged, but it's a free download and good for a laugh if you're into sheer wackiness. Or you could just watch the trailer and basically get the entire gist of it, the choice is yours.

  • MidianGTX

    If it's not universal it can't even begin to be the actual best worst ever.

  • sakara214ever

    No. I've such worse than that.

  • sakara214ever

    No!!! I've seen much worse games than that.

  • Chester_Copperpot

    It's like Fruit Ninja with goatse.cx sprinkles.

  • Greyskull

    My favorite bad app is "Pussy Malone in Space".

  • Greyskull

    WHY am I seeing comments obviously form another site in the TA app? Something about chastity (or lack thereof) and drinking and driving?

    • bababewey

      I'm glad you're seeing it too, I thought I was going nuts. I've seen it happen a couple times recently.

      • Jawjimo

        I just saw a comment about making Russian salads on the review for Nimble Quest. I'm a bit confused.

      • ImJPaul

        Totally on topic. Russian Salads is the name of one of the heroes in Nimblequest.

  • bestkevin

    Best worst ever. What kind of word is that? Is that even a word?

  • http://twitter.com/MobotStudios James

    The dinosaur at the end really just sealed the deal for me. I usually only watch the first 20 seconds of anything but i could not turn away.

  • TonyG

    This is more Epic than Worst...what a wicked addictive game. Potentially the next big hit in the app market of today... :)

  • ImJPaul

    Currently terrorizing my girlfriend with this app while she tries to watch Wrong Turn on SyFy. That's what she gets for watching this filth.

  • DonnyG

    This game is more EPIC then it is WORST... this addictive wicked THING could be the next HIT in the Appmarket of today :)

  • Mrwubbs

    I don't think John was guilty. It seems like something more sinister is going on. We'll see in the coming eps, but honestly the vampires have got to go.

  • ThunderD

    COOOOMBOOOO AMAZING GRAZY GAME... OMG something new with balls... I think it's difficult but addictive.

  • Sandbocx

    I played it for an hour now and i think i'm hooked... Nothing more worst then getting hooked on a game. Epic for sure. Cute graphics

  • brittspace

    As amazingly bad as Backflip Madness?

  • zupahfly

    I couldn't resist to try... What a trip! Pretty basic game indeed but it beats doodlejump or angry birds, cuz of all the lousy phuns you see! :D

  • Gabriel.Voyager

    This app is simply orrible, not worst, simply orrible, period.

  • HelperMonkey

    They must add outrageous IAPs. And repeatedly use the word "addictive" in the description. And find someone who doesn't speak english to do some voice work.

  • witedahlia

    strawBERRY!!