May 15th, 2012 | By Richard Glenn
Here at IGM, we love double whammies. There’s nothing quite like the whole “two for the price of one” lark at the worst of times, but it’s arguably an even sweeter proposition when it involves cannons, unicorns and battering rams.
The Ghostbox Double Combo is a student project from Brisbane-based developers Ghostbox. As you’ve probably gathered, it features two separate games, Cannon Courier and Knight Marshall, both of which are available on iOS and Android for the stonking price of $1 AUS.
Cannon Courier puts the players in the presumably large shoes of a former circus performer who’s now embarking on a career as a delivery boy. Apparently, though, years of mingling with midgets, paedophilia suspects-turned-clowns and pandas playing trumpets through the anus have addled the poor fellow’s brains, compelling him to deliver his packages in unerring style. How does he do that, then? By firing himself out of a cannon, of course.
For what it’s worth, Knight Marshall appears to be a more conventional affair, adopting a simple base defence mechanic. Playing as a valiant knight, or at least what passes for one in today’s madcap gaming lore, you’re faced with endless hordes of magical creatures looking to set foot inside your castle and presumably nab your entire supply of Royal Rice Krispies. Naturally, you’re not about to sit idly by and let such events transpire, instead opting for the tried-and-tested whack-them-in-the-head-with-a-sword-until-they-fall-over technique.
Apart from anything else, that’s a delightfully gusto-laden trailer, don’t you think? And if that’s the genuine épitomé of what Ghostbox have cooked up, well, we’re all for it.