Darts Review

Darts is a simple enough game that it could easily be replicated in video game form. But being so simple most of the fun comes from the skill and physical action of throwing the dart, which with the possible exception of motion controls just can’t be achieved in a game.

This version of darts doesn’t have any motion controls and that’s the single biggest problem. An icon moves around the circumference of the dart board and you press a button to stop it. It then moves in towards the centre and back out again and once again you press a button when you want to stop it, at which point you throw a dart at that spot. It controls fine but it’s as boring as it sounds, particularly when that’s about all there is to the game. It’s also very easy to hit the bullseye (or wherever else you might be aiming) as the icon moves quite slowly.

Some attempt has been made to make it more enjoyable by including multi-player, leader boards and a ‘dart attack’ mode where one player controls the black numbers while the other controls white and you need to clear your opponent off the board by hitting each of their numbers three times. But it doesn’t make the core game play any less dull.


Slow and monotonous with none of the skill involved in real darts.

Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Platform: PlayJam (multiple platforms) | Price: Free

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