Bounty Bots gets new Cinco de Mayo Expansion with a new Map and battle kit
Mobile game developer MonkyFun invites gamers to join the rootinest, tootinest FPS Fiesta for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad in honor of Cinco de Mayo!
The release today of new content for its popular FPS mobile app Bounty Bots marks the next stage in Bounty Bot goodness, with a new map -- Malfunction Junction -- placing robotic "banditoids" in a dark and spooky ghost town focused around a train yard prompting gamers to shoot their way through its spooky train station, stables, and mining tunnels as they collect as much gold, silver, and gems as they can and try to store it all in one of the three new banking locations in the game.
If you were thinking that this was just a variation of tumble weed target practice be assured it is more -- much more -- than that because with the combination of new ambush zones and clever bot-targets the threat has been increased at least two-fold, requiring gamers to be quicker than a jack rabbit being pursued by a starving Silvester the Cat who is receiving logistical aid from his newly promoted S2, Speedy Gonzlaes, and an expanded TOE thanks to his new S4, Acme!
Not only that, but there is also the necessity of avoiding their fellow bounty hunters as they mow down those yellow-bellied bank-camping pogues with a new special weapon: El Furioso!
What is El Furioso? Why just the most brutal exploding piñata you have ever seen or experienced before, with its chest-thumping exploding goodness filled with shrapnel and candy left over from World War II, that is what! Strategic detonation of this new weapon will slow the dastardly varmints to a snail's pace in the onslaught of hellfire and sticky tamarindo violence, oh yeah!
Gamers can wave their red, white, and green flags and banners with pride in honor of the traditional celebration -- naturally held on May 5th each year -- that is also known as the holiday El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla locally in Mexico and the USA, as a celebration of the Day of the Battle of Puebla, marking Mexican heritage and pride and commemorating the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.
Honoring New Traditions
In the Mexican state of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo is not only observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862 -- a victory that took place under the direct leadership of the infamous General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín(**) -- but according to many military historians marks the founding of the now well-established, widely-acknowledged new strategy and tradition adopted by the French military(*) to promote strategic retreats, celebrate reluctant commitment, and provide textbook examples of how to lose a battle with honor and dignity.
By customizing their robot with an assortment of Cinco de Mayo themed costumes -- including the slick Zaragoza Sombrero and festive Puebla Duds -- these new additions present gamers with a few more options with which to celebrate the holiday in style! Not only that but new and expanded social features allows gamers to bring the fiesta to Facebook and Twitter, where they can brag to their amigos about their bounties with leaderboard scores!
For new buckaroos, MunkyFun offers a Starter Pack deal which kits them six ways to Sunday with the Bushwhacker and Sharpshooter sets, an extra weapon for each set, a swagger-iffic hat, and a handful of coins as their way of saying Happy Cinco de Mayo! That is a great deal for anyone who wants to go from greenhorn to deadly bandito quickly and with all the customization Bounty Bots has to offer.
For those gamers who have become addicted to the information flow that can only be had at what experts now declare to be the newest form of Digital Crack -- gamers can follow MunkyFun on Twitter by hooking into the @MunkyFun feed, we are just saying... (*) This is humor. France actually has an impressive record of military victories and the Légion étrangère numbers among the most effective modern fighting forces in the world. The truth of the matter is that their courage and capabilities are not the issue, but rather their unfortunate tradition of allowing politicians to dictate the application of French Military Force.
(**) Contrary to widespread popular belief Cinco de Mayo is not the holiday celebrating Mexico's Independence Day -- which is actually celebrated on September 16th.