Friday, December 23, 2011

Canoniac Launcher Flash Game Review

Link: Canoniac Launcher
Developer: FunBunGames
Genre: Distance/Upgrades
FlashMush Rating: 8/10

Boy do I love launcher games, just something about the mindless gameplay and addictiveness. Canoniac Launcher is the newest distance/launcher game to enter the scene.

Canoniac Launcher plays very much like Toss the Turtle in many aspects. The main similarity is in weapons. Like Toss the Turtle you can buy weapons to then shoot yourself to propel yourself further. The graphics are sort of similar which is a huge compliment. Canoniac Launcher also uses the typical launcher game formula. Loads of upgrades and they take it a bit further by offering upgrades for the cannon itself, weapons, and powers both active and passive (as well as sub-upgrades for the cannons). This is fairly unique or at least adds more replay value to a game that already has tons of it.

However, I do have a problem with a few things. First off the active powers need some sort of hotkey as it gets annoying to move the mouse from the ever moving character to the bottom of the screen and then back again, also some should last longer (talking about you frog man). I have read complaints about the amount of "traps" in this game and while I see that I don't think that's the main issue. I actually find this game to have loads less traps than say, Chuck the Sheep. It's more so their behavior. They don't slow you or hurt you but literally stop you. Or cause you to go backwards... Which combined with Canoniac Launcher's annoying habit to have extreme bounciness leads to elongated and boring gameplay at the end.

Overall though Canoniac Launcher is another great addition to the distance game genre and everyone should give it a shot!


  1. The developer just put up a Christmas themed version if anyone is interested: