A country divided by The Wall. To cross it and reach your family, you must compete on - and win - a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime.
Seemingly built overnight, The Wall has divided both a country in two and a man from his family. To see them again, our ginger-haired protagonist has decided to become a contestant on “The Wall Show”, a Regime-organized TV show allowing competitors the opportunity to escape to freedom on the other side. However, as he progresses through the camp, our contestant soon realizes exactly how the Regime and the show operate. The promise of freedom is not exactly what it seems.
Inspired by games such as Prince of Persia (1989) and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Ministry of Broadcast revives the spirit of classic cinematic action-adventures where players need nimble run-and-jump reflexes and a healthy aversion to falling from precarious heights. To reach freedom and family, you must lead the protagonist through each of the Arenas while under the ever-watchful mechanical eye of the Regime. The variety of hazardous, dilapidated environments hold an array of obstacles for you to manage—leg-shattering drops (scared of heights?), flaming barrels of garbage (extra-smelly, extra-flamey), inconveniently-placed spike pits (of course), hanging steel beams (so much rust)—but none of this is to speak of the fates of those you meet along the way.
CINEMATIC ADVENTURE - Run, jump, crash, and climb your way through each Arena as the action unfolds around you. Much of the story is unveiled via smoothly integrated animation sequences, within the environment, or from NPCs muttering bits of dialogue as you dive and dodge around them.
ENVIRONMENTAL HUD - Rather than having a screen cluttered with overlaid indicators, HP bars, and minimaps, any information the player will need is incorporated into the environment. Hints and clues are meshed into the game’s art, subtle and specific, players will need a keen eye if they want to survive each Arena without breaking their legs.
BRAIN-BENDING PUZZLES - Use your wits, and at times a dash of ruthlessness, to advance through the Arenas. You’ll have to interact with the environment itself to solve most of the puzzles: use the protagonist’s momentum to move platforms, flip the occasional lever, and sometimes you might have to sacrifice an NPC or two to cross a particularly spiky pit.
TONS OF DARK HUMOR - Featuring lots of impish humor, Grade A sarcasm, and comic mischief, all balanced perfectly with the dark, heavy themes presented in this dystopian world.
**Supported devices: iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XR, SE, 11, 11 Pro; iPad Air 2, 3, Pro; iPad Mini 4, 5; iPod Touch 7th Gen (all iOS devices with more than 2GB of RAM)**
I was having fun with this game, even with the tricky controls but I can’t finish the game now because of a bug. Shortly into Day 4, I need to make my way down somewhere but there is no way to do it without dying. I checked a walkthrough to see if I was missing something and the walkthrough video showed a platform you can jump on that does not appear for me. I’m not forgetting to push a button or flip a switch because the platform is just there on the walkthrough video when the player enters the room. Unless this bug is fixed and I am able to complete the game, I cannot give a good review.Update: I spoke to the developers and they explained that they deliberately removed this platform as it was not the way they intended users to go. They mentioned another way which I had unsuccessfully tried but I finally was able to do it this other way. So if have updated to 4 stars with the only issues being the tricky controls.
Jan 10, 2021
Ministry of Broadcast is one of the best mobile games I have ever played. Excellent character development and an intriguing story combined with complex levels that test your problem solving skills make this game perfect. Even if the controls are a bit lacking, it is more than made up for by the game’s brilliance. Absolutely Spectacular!!! 😀😀😀
Dec 20, 2020
Cool game, interesting story, not too bad, BUT THE CONTROLS OH MY GOSH!!! The controls are so bad that every time I need to jump it won’t jump and every time i need to walk slow, it runs fast, and it’s so frustrating and because of this, it ruins the whole game. Please don’t spend your money on this game.
Dec 27, 2020
I was having fun with this game, even with the tricky controls but I can’t finish the game now because of a bug. Shortly into Day 4, I need to make my way down somewhere but there is no way to do it without dying. I checked a walkthrough to see if I was missing something and the walkthrough video showed a platform you can jump on that does not appear for me. I’m not forgetting to push a button or flip a switch because the platform is just there on the walkthrough video when the player enters the room. Unless this bug is fixed and I am able to complete the game, I cannot give a good review.
Jan 08, 2021
Dec 19, 2020