Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Aug 22, 2012
    100
    Bad Hotel is the sort of quirky 'indie' title that helps to make the iOS platform stand out from its peers; tower defense has never been quite so literal and fun.
  2. Aug 16, 2012
    100
    While the game feels devilishly difficult to the point of nigh-impossibility at times, eeking out your wins always manages to prove a method to Bad Hotel's madness. And despite the occasional crash here and there, Lucky Frame have delivered on too cool a concept for that to matter.
  3. Aug 15, 2012
    90
    Besides this odd control jumpiness, Bad Hotel is a delicious treat for eyes, ears, and intellect. It's a delightful way to spend some time in a nice comfy chair, iPad in hand, with perhaps a glass of wine and fuzzy slippers upon the feet.
  4. Aug 15, 2012
    90
    Bad Hotel is, in short, the stuff of wonderful nightmares: an eerie soundtrack, a menacing palette and an all-pervading sense of inescapable doom. Yet it's also one of the most original and atmospheric tower-defense games we've played all year.
  5. Oct 8, 2012
    80
    Solid, strategic fun. [Nov 2012, p.29]
  6. Aug 20, 2012
    80
    Bad Hotel is a hard game, and there are some really harsh levels that demand quick decisions and movements. I found the more relaxed early levels to be more suitable to the colorful presentation, and quirky story.
  7. Aug 16, 2012
    80
    With its clever gimmick, smart design, and charming sense of style, Bad Hotel is a fine addition to the tower defence genre.
  8. Aug 16, 2012
    80
    The core of this game, though, is filled with fun and frantic gameplay. Being able to control the game's music is the cherry on top. This is definitely a cool and quirky game. Tower defense fans will definitely do well to grab a copy before Tadstock blows it up.
  9. Aug 15, 2012
    80
    If you enjoy weird, wonderful things or have ever wondered what it'd be like if Pug Luv Beats had been more of a game than a musical toy, you seriously need to check out Bad Hotel.
  10. Aug 22, 2012
    75
    Bad Hotel is a good, not great, representation of tower defense on iOS.
  11. Aug 22, 2012
    70
    Messy but oddly mesmeric, Bad Hotel is perhaps more successful as a curious plaything than a game, but it's no less essential for that.
  12. Dec 4, 2012
    60
    It's a good indie project. Lucky Frame have proven they're capable of finding the middle ground between the most disparate concepts and they've just about pulled this one off.

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