It’s been nearly two years since we started our weekend Android game short reviews and we thought we had seen everything on Google Play. Boy, were we mistaken! The app that made us feel that way carries the rather short name DUAL! but the idea that sits behind it is much, much bigger.
Despite being just about 7 MB in size DUAL! will surprise you with functionality that we bet you haven’t seen before. Before we get there we will tell you that DUAL! is a simple action-oriented game that puts you in the shoes of a small-sized tank on a virtual battlefield. The goal is easy to guess – destroy your enemy and win the game! Unfortunately for some Android gamers DUAL! is a simple game (like we said it is just 7 MB in size) and therefore it does not deliver any visual candy so do not expect realistic tank gameplay, huge battles and the like. Everything you will get is just 2D graphics and decent visuals but nothing more.
Still despite these shortcomings DUAL! does deliver great gameplay due to a simple reason – the game allows you to play against an opponent in real time. The most interesting thing is that you can play with a friend who is in the same room as you. DUAL! relies on a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection to let you play a multiplayer game and all you need to do is be close to your friend in order to play. This is it! Speaking of this feature this is where the name of the game comes from. Not everything is rosy, though – the game is optimized for Android smartphones and it’s not a great choice for tablets but if you have a more capable tablet it may work for you as well.
DUAL! is a great game simply because it delivers functionality that we haven’t seen before and then more. True, the game will not please you with graphics or other fancy gameplay but the possibility to play a multiplayer game with a friend of yours right in the same room in real time is exciting, isn’t it?
DUAL! is here on Google Play and as usual the game is totally free!