Week in Arcade: Wreckateer

The Summer of Arcade rolls into its second week with a $10 Kinect title.


Light fantasy fuels this destruction fest with average… well, destruction. Crushing castles with a catapult carries with it some enjoyment, assuming the Kinect functions as it should. Players launch a number of projectile types at doomed structures, each capable of being altered on their flight path in various ways. Whatever the case, you’re sure to look like a goof. It’s Angry Birds-light without any of the specific physics challenges. As long as stuff falls, you earn points and medals. Higher points, more medals, repeat. Kids will probably have a blast, but there’s a total lack of substance.