Back in December, Czech developers Craneballs announced Bomb Hunters, their latest game that cleverly merged Crossy Road-esque endless puzzle action with frenetic bomb defusing mechanics. With a back catalogue of strong releases such as Overkill (Free) and Splash Cars (Free), Craneballs had set a precedent that made Bomb Hunters one to look out for, however no explicit release date meant we were left guessing for when we’d be able to experience the interesting amalgamation of game mechanics present in the title. Thankfully, the wait wasn’t that long, as today Bomb Hunters has soft launched for gamers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway, New Zealand, or The Philippines and all their respective App Stores – if you’re outside of these regions, use our soft launch guide to not miss out on the bomb defusing action.
While Bomb Hunters already looked packed to the brim in the initial gameplay trailer, it seems Craneballs have taken extra steps to make sure the environments stay varied throughout the title. With locations from snowy roads to deserts and fields, your bomb hunter will have to avoid the watchful eye of enemy snipers and grenadiers as they locate the explosives and solve neat puzzle mini-games to defuse the devices. The inherent emphasis on time – leave the bomb too long and it was typically explode right in your face – adds an element of urgency to Bomb Hunters that makes it stand out from similar games in its genre, and with multiple characters and power-ups to experience, the game should stay relevant after its mechanics become familiar. If you’re in one of the aforementioned soft launch regions, download the game at this link and let us know what you think on our forum thread, and if you’re unfortunately outside of this limited initial release, use our soft launch guide to try Bomb Hunters before it launches globally in the coming weeks.