Yes, Unicorn Apocalypse is now a real game [VIDEO]

Remember that Samsung ad a while back that showed the everyday workings of a game studio as they worked on a ridiculous game called “Unicorn Apocalypse”? Yea, the one you see below. It was a Galaxy Note 2 ad whose purpose was to show how the phone would be beneficial to those in enterprise. At the end of the ad, employees begin to scramble as they learn that they have about four weeks until the game ships — little did we know Samsung would be bringing us an actual Unicorn Apocalypse in nearly four weeks’ time.

That’s right, Unicorn Apocalypse is real, and it’s now sitting in the Google Play Store for free. As the original ad hinted at, Unicorn Apocalypse puts you in control of a killer unicorn, and the indecision of whether the unicorn should be causing or preventing the apocalypse has been decided: it’s causing the apocalypse, and it’s doing a damn good job at it. The unicorn does indeed bleed rainbow blood, but there’s no glittery doom to be found.

You can use the unicorn’s horn to impale enemies as you jump and dash across fiery rooftops trying to avoid burning death. Three types of bosses will come flying at you, as well, and you can use your rainbow blast (or whatever it’s called) to take them out. The game is doing pretty poorly in the Play Store, review wise. Folks are having trouble with an unfortunate glitch that keeps them from moving on.

It turns out if you don’t destroy a boss in time your unicorn will eventually fall into the fire pits below, except he won’t actually die — the game will continue and rack up points for you, and all you can do is sit there and watch. I imagine most people don’t know how to take out the first boss (the game doesn’t make it obvious, after all, and I ran into the same trouble until I was told I had to tap on the bosses to shoot my rainbow blast at them) and that’s why so many of them have run into the glitch. Some have claimed that the game eventually glitches out eve if you are properly taking enemies out, but I haven’t been faced with such trouble yet.

The game uses scalable difficulty to ease up on players who seem to be having a tough time or make it tougher for players whose unicorn instincts seem to be top notch. It’s a pretty decent “run” game, though we won’t be surprised if it doesn’t win any awards for most innovative, best looking, or anything of the sort. Give it a shot in the Google Play Store (and, yes, it’s compatible with every Android device).

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  • FreakFly

    its pretty stupid….

    • http://twitter.com/stalkbrandon Brandon V. Fletcher

      and glorious

    • No_Nickname90

      It is. It’s a waste of my 28MB. LoL!! I mean I played it once. Don’t see myself playing it again. Although it was a fun little joke. I love how their are people in the reviews who actually want them to fix the problems. I doubt I see this game going anywhere.

  • http://twitter.com/iLoveLiveUnique Nathan Bryant

    so you have infinite health?

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      No, not really. You lose a horn each time you get hit by a soldier or projectile. You can gain the horns back just by running into them, though, and they’re quite numerous. In a way I guess you do have infinite health as long as you’re good enough to dodge enemies and grab horns every now and then.

  • dclaw504

    not compatible with my droid DNA

  • justin fitzsimons

    not compatible with all devices. Evo 4g lte can’t load it, nor can my old evo 4g. Samsung only maybe?

  • Jeff Langsner

    Doesn’t seem to be compatible with ANY of my devices…

    That includes my HTC One X, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7…Or perhaps it’s just not available in Canada?

    • No_Nickname90

      Just opened this up on my Nexus 7. So there’s something wrong on your end.

      • Jeff Langsner

        Ok upon further investigation, this game isn’t available in Canada…I don’t get it…lame

        • bob

          Its not compatible with Canadians.

        • bmg314

          Unicorns are known as looniehorns in Canada, so maybe that has something to do with it?

          :D

        • No_Nickname90

          If you really want to try it, I’m sure you can find it online. You’re not missing anything, though. I tried it once and left. It’s a time passer, but not worth the space to be on my phone. LoL!!

  • Jamea

    It is not compatible with my HTC Rezound running 4.2.2

  • remnem

    its a copy of robot unicorn atack

    • bob

      Its almost weird that you know that. LOL!

    • blueyedsoul1

      Awesome. Now that song is stuck in my head!

  • prairiedogn

    sucks and isn’t finished or something

  • patty

    Not with my dna either!

  • np6s4x

    looks like samsung only, my samsung vitality can, but my Evo V can’t

  • Alec Smith

    They copied an adult swim game already on the market. But wait, Samsung would never copy anyone :o

  • ziplock9000

    Does anyone care?

  • Pkmmte

    It crashes on my Galaxy Note 2… how ironic.

  • http://phandroid Steven

    After the truck you fall into a fiery pit and just accumulate points without end …. bug ? Maybe fixable for sure, worthwhile hellllll no. In my opinion it was made three days after the commercial stated Unicorn Apocalypse finished, samsung might have checked the servers to see how many inquired for the download.

  • SpackJarrow

    doesn’t even show up on my one x in the uk…

    is this a one x issue or a uk issue?

  • Tony Lai

    Fail… only supports Samsung devices and plus it has a lot of bugs and glitches.