BriskSaber: Star Wars Game à la Fruit Ninja
The ones who would rather slice up Star Wars characters instead of fruits on their smartphones should check out BriskSaber, a game in the vein of Fruit Ninja that turns your finger into a lightsaber.
BriskSaber is a 3D game developed by Lipton that draws a lot of inspiration from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The company created this game in support of their Brisk brand, which is a soft drink resembling iced tea. Users can choose to be on either side of the Force, but the ones picked for promoting the game are Yoda and Darth Maul. Even though classic characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are also featured in this game, the focus is on the aforementioned part of the Star Wars space opera. Hence, players will get to see R2-D2, Jar Jar Binx, Darth Maul, Jabba the Hut and Battle Droids more often than the classic characters. Once they prove that the side of the Force that they support is stronger, players will be able to post their score on the BriskSaber leaderboard that is found on Facebook.
Despite having an oversized head in the above video, Yoda looks rather fine and quite realistic. Darth Maul, on the other side (of the Force, of course), is depicted like a childish villain who does not only look funny with his gigantic red head, but also proves to be clumsiness impersonated. The face mimicry is amusing enough, but I strongly believe that the dialogue for this advertisement video could have been better. I am not sure what age range the developer of this app is targetting.
BriskSaber is available both for Android and iOS, fact that seems natural, since these two mobile operating systems dominate the smartphone market nowadays. Since there is an iOS version of the app, it will not only work on the iPhone, but also on iPad and most probably on iPod Touch, too. Android users are also able to play the game on tablets that run on this operating system. However, on the Android Market page of the app, some users claim that BriskSaber does not work on certain devices such as the recently launched Asus Transformer Prime. Therefore, Android users should keep in mind that compatibility with all the devices is not guaranteed. The app is free, though, so other than missing the fun there is no other damage if it does not work properly.