Pompei Apocalypse, a fast paced arcade game for Windows Phone

Pompei Apocalypse is a fast paced arcade styled game for Windows Phone where you race to save the ancient city of Pompeii from balls of fire that is spewing from the volcano Vesuvius.

Available for low-memory devices, Pompei Apocalypse has Facebook integration for sharing your scores and formidable game play. The only hold back to the game is that sometimes the screen isn't responsive that results in a building getting smashed. Otherwise, it has the potential of being a fun time waster of a Windows Phone game.

The layout with Pompei Apocalypse isn't very complicated with options to jump into game play and remove the ad support ($.99). Your best score and a mute button are displayed/available along the bottom of the main menu.

Game play is simple. You have a collection of buildings that represent the city of Pompeii and the volcano is located in the background. The volcano will erupt sending balls of flaming lava towards the city.

Your job is to tap the balls of lava to destroy them before they hit the city. The volcano will spew lava in waves that increase in intensity the further you survive. The game ends, often all too quickly, when the last of your city's buildings are destroyed.

Overall Impression

There's not much to Pompei Apocalypse (and yes the game title is spelled differently than the actual city's name) beyond a few buildings and flaming lava balls. Graphics are nicely drawn up and game play challenging. While the game is a fun time waster, there is one aggravating bug that can be irritating.

Tapping the screen is supposed to destroy the flaming lava balls and save the city of Pompeii from destruction. However, not every screen tap registers and allows the flaming lava to wreak havoc on the city. Fix this bug and the game has potential. Otherwise don't expect too high of a score.

Pompei Apocalypse only has one review in the Windows Phone Store, which gives the game a 5 Star Rating. We would dial it down a bit to 3 Stars but if the game performance bug can be addressed, the game's rating is probably in the 4 Star range.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.