Netflix subscribers have been surprised with a new free game. A new game has been released and it is exclusive to Netflix subscribers. And if you have a Netflix subscription, it’s free. On top of that, there are no ads, no in-game purchases, or additional fees. There are no channels attached and the only requirement is that you have a Netflix subscription and an iOS or Android device that can play it.
The game in question is dubbed Smash Remastered, “a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that combines classic action with unique twists and incredible boss battles. The game’s official description continues: “Widely accepted as the game that redefined the breakout genre. bricks, Shatter Remastered features dozens of unique levels packed with incredible physics, power-ups, and special attacks. Easy to learn but hard to master.”
Is this new free Netflix game any good? Hard to say. On the Google Play Store it has mixed reviews, while on the App Store it has a rating of 4.4 out of 5, but that’s only on seven reviews. What we can say is that the original game that this is a remaster of is good, or at least that’s what its 86 on Metacritic suggests. As the name suggests, this is a remaster of a game called To break which debuted in 2009 as a PSN and PS3 exclusive.
At the time of publication, there is no word that this game will be available beyond a Netflix subscription. And given that the App Store lists the “vendor” as Netflix, that’s unlikely to change. And if this restriction were lifted at some point, the free download would likely be replaced by an upfront payment or the game would be monetized with in-game purchases and/or ads.
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