What next? Nun Attack

Red background with 4 nuns, each with at least one gun and an intense angry look, from NunAttack game

Four nuns with guns from Nun Attack

There it was, sitting among apps for boosting productivity and planning a spring garden as I was browsing by.  Nun Attack, the game, sporting an image of a gun-totin’ nun with a wicked grin. Really? Now free for the start of Holy Week?

I’m not much for video games. In fact, I haven’t played one since Space Invaders was popular on arcade machines in airports.  I can’t compare Nun Attack with other games on the market for violence, language, or enjoyment.  I am intrigued at the game’s description:

“In a world where Evil is taking over and prayers are no longer answered, there is only one type of divine intervention left, and it’s armed to death.”

While no one makes a game as a theological statement, it’s striking that God is only tangentially related to the divine intervention here — if at all.  It’s really the nuns and their guns and superpowers (one for each of the four main characters) that are the main force.
There’s a little room left for a belief beyond worldly powers — although still within human control:

  • 4 characters to mess with, each with a unique personality and super power
  • 40 missions including multiple levels with 3 epic bossfights and a final, climatic face-off with the Fallen Nun
  • Over 80 different guns to experiment
  • A plethora of gun powers (stun, slow, DOT, AoE, Knockback, Fear, Charm)
  • 7 different evil-whooping miracles to cast while playing
  • A full shop to get things rocking!

I’ve never heard of “casting” a miracle before.  Isn’t that usually an evil spell?

Nun Attack!

Nun Attack! (Photo credit: seanhagen)

About Sister Edith

Benedictine sister of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, Minnesota
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One Response to What next? Nun Attack

  1. This is a tangent: I believe that the violence and killing in movies, T.V., and especially video games is at least partly responsible for the level of murders and mass shootings in the country. For more than 50 years, the entertainment industry has been modeling and sending the message that when you get angry enough at someone, you grab a gun and shoot them. Thank God not everyone does this, but I think that statistically there is a certain percentage of people who are too emotionally unstable, under too much street, or lack sufficient self-control who will act out with violence as a result of being conditioned by the media. I don’t know why more people don’t see the connection.

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