Slingshot Cowboy is a Time Waster

001Slingshot Cowboy (previously $0.99, now free) is a fun game that, if nothing else, helps you kill time. Your job is to use the slingshot to knock down cows in varying environments, from green pastures to caves and deserts. If you hit the gopher, you get bonuses that can help you score more points when slinging rocks at cows (such as bombs).

This game reminds me of the early Adobe Flash games; I wouldn’t be surprised if I learned that this game was ported over from Flash. I personally think it would be better played via mouse than thumb. Having a good aim isn’t as easy as it seems, which can add to the challenge and can make this game more fun and exciting for some.

If your aim isn’t perfect, you’d appreciate the “laser” feature that helps you hone your skills. It’s definitely helpful and makes the game last longer, but you have to be careful; the cows run away and that laser aim might not help you much.

Personally, as much as I thought Slingshot Cowboy was a blast from the past, there are so many games in the App Store that I’ve reviewed and I’m not sure this really stands out as much of a game. That’s why I consider it a time waster — you can enjoy it while on a business call and still be able to focus on what’s being said — but there’s not much to it besides that. It’s still fun, but you’re not missing much if you don’t play. However, it just so happens to be a $0.99 version for free, so you might as well grab it while you have the chance and see for yourself if it’s worth it.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.