You just can’t beat a good, old-fashioned revenge tale, and said tales are even sweeter when they come in the form of a sequel. In this respect, Burrito Bison Revenge has all the ingredients for cooking up an extremely tasty sequel to the original Burrito Bison, only this time there is even more fun to be had with some additional content to revel in. Burrito Bison Revenge sees a return of the pesky gummi bears (though not the classic Disney version) that don’t ever seem to act sensibly, this time stealing from the bison and thinking they can get away with it. The gummi bears are of course sorely mistaken and are about to receive a round, swift pounding from the bison, and you’re going to be the one taking charge of it. If you have a particular affinity for gummi bears or an unhealthy concern for their welfare then you may wish to prepare yourself for the sugary-sweet massacre that you’re about to be at the centre of. Destruction, thy name is bison, and it’s sugar smashing time.
If you’ve launched with the likes of the genre-leading Berzerk Ball 2 then Burrito Bison Revenge’s concept isn’t going to unfamiliar to you in the slightest. Simply take control of the bison’s launch by stopping the launch-o-meter when it’s at full power by pressing either the space bar or clicking the left mouse button. This game isn’t purely about launching and leaving alone, however, and this is where the game differs from many other launch titles out there such as Boss Launch because Burrito Bison Revenge requires you to extend your launch not through relying on sheer luck but by stomping on the gummi bears below. When stomping, which is achieved by pressing space or the left mouse button in mid-air, you gain height if you manage to hit a gummi bear as well as filling up your mini-meter that when full allows you to stomp again.
The whole simple system of the game results in some launch-based fun that involves a little more action than your usual launch game, as well as some specific skill in both aiming and timing your jumps perfectly. Upgrades are of course a feature in the game, allowing you to dramatically improve your launch performance and the distance that you are able to achieve each time. Elastic cables to add power to your launch, slippery lotion to decrease friction and the resulting deceleration, rocket gummies, and pogo gummies are just a few of the upgrades you will eventually be able to afford in your adventure, making the whole thing considerably less repetitive and more rewarding of your progress in the long term. You even have survival mode to play through, though the game must first be beaten in order for this mode to be unlocked.
Though Juicy Beast have done a wonderful job of the graphics of Burrito Bison Revenge and have come up with a sequel that improves on upgrades, mechanics, and appearance, this is still pretty much exactly the same game as its predecessor only with a few minor tweaks and additions. Considering how great the predecessor is, I’m not completely slamming this game for its adherence to the previous game’s features and appearance, but one would expect to see a few more steps towards a departure from old ways. Even with this game’s similarity to its predecessor, it still manages to smack down most other games of the genre, so to say it isn’t worth a good half an hour of your time would be to tell a disgraceful lie. Play it: there’s not much that cannot be enjoyed here.