The trolls are coming. Send lawyers, gnomes, and money...
By Ned Jordan
The "Chuck" in "Chuck Gnome" is not one Mr. Gnome's first name, but rather
what you do to little guys in pointy hats. Simply put, Chuck Gnome is a
carnival shooting gallery with the BB gun replaced by a slingshot used to launch
gnomes and the little metal moving ducks on sticks with little moving trolls and
such on sticks. You use your finger to pull back on the slingshot with the
length and angle of your finger drag determining the power and angle of the
shot. A dotted arc outlines where your gnome will land when you release
the slingshot to help you aim your shots. You get points for hitting
targets, with the more difficult to hit targets yielding more points, and
hitting consecutive targets builds your score multiplier. Once you've
completed a level you can share your score via the game's OpenFeint support.
That's pretty much the game in a nutshell. It stands out from other
similar target games in that it has a wonderful art style, but when you get down
to it it's a carnival shooting gallery. If you want something light and
fun to play for a few minutes while waiting for your latte it will do the job
nicely, but if you're looking for a game with more depth you should keep
looking. Still on the fence? There's a lite version that you can
download to give it a test run and see if a few minutes is all that you need
with the game or it leaves you wanting more.