Game Off 2019: Cannonball Engineers

“Cannonball Engineers” by Antti Haavikko.

“[A physics-based] puzzler[.]”

Twenty-four stages full of crazy physics action are waiting for you in “Cannonball Engineers”. In each level, you have to figure out a way to shoot one of the cannonball people into the anomaly to progress. That requires a sense for the best acceleration of each shot, as the human missiles prove to be quite fragile. When a shot is lucky, the people will stick to a wall or another puzzle element, but if not, dozens of limbs and creepy smiling heads will mark your way thanks to cartoonish explosions.

Each level has its own great puzzle design and thereby different mechanics. Sometimes it will regard a precise shoot, so that the cannonballs will activate a switch to open a door, sometimes you will face magnetic keys, windmills that rotate after direct contact, slippery surfaces and much more! It is fun to get closer to the solution with each try, especially as you will be rewarded in form of a rating system. The less shots you need, the better. Overall, it is possible to gather seventy-two stars, so three for each level. Also, the last stage even features a neat boss fight! So if you are looking for a super fun game to play today, I highly recommend “Cannonball Engineers”. [PLAY]