Developer - Invent4 Entertainment.
Publisher - Strategy First.
Release Date - July 20th, 2009
I received this game as a birthday gift a few years ago, and recently I was searching my game library for something to review. This popped up and I instantly downloaded it. I knew the game was great material for a bad review, so I took the chance.
I'm a level in, and the game's already as boring as staring into space for 6 hours straight. Basically, the main objective in-game is to use the rats to kill cats. After you've successfully killed the cat(s), your mission (level) is complete. Oh, did I mention this game promotes animal abuse? Now, I'm not the kind of person to go around being an SJW about things, but this really caught my attention when I first acquired the game. You're killing animals to complete levels. Pretty PETA-worthy, right? I guess I'm wrong, since this game is still alive and well.
For a game created in 2009, the graphics are utterly horrible. You'd expect the visual quality to be nicer than what it really is, but they lost an opportunity. The game automatically launches in windowed mode, and that itself is more annoying than the actual game. This is the only game that has this feature, and I haven't messed around with the settings enough to know if the game even has a full-screen mode.
There are three difficulties to choose from-- Tutorial (Easy-mode with tutorial enabled), Normal, and Expert. Since I wanted to start off fresh, and play seriously, I booted up in the 'Tutorial' mode. I was greeted by an insanely cringey text-to-speech bot, who gave me directions on how to play the game correctly, and complete the first level. After completing the first level, I transitioned to Normal mode. The same thing, just no cringey bot telling you what to do.
There is really nothing else left to say about this game, it's a piece of crap, and if you're actually considering purchasing this joke that the developers call a game, then suit yourself. I warned you, this game is nothing more than a dust-collector sitting in my game library. Enough said.
There's a reason this game is originally $0.99, and that's because the developers definitely rushed on this title. This game could've been a little better than what the end result turned out to be. There is apparently a second Bad Rats game, and I have yet to get it. Probably sometime in the future, when I am at my wit's end, and I have nothing else better to review, I'll get the game. It'll be for comedic relief, though, I can tell you that.
Should You Play?
I think that nobody should play this game, even if they were intoxicated to any extent. This game is meant for jokes, but it was really terrible at delivering that joke. Well, I guess you can say the game is a joke, but that's all I'm giving it. I think that alone is too good of a thing to say for a worthless game like this.
Overall score - 1.5/10