Developer: Chillingo Ltd
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★½
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★½
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

The iBomber title from Chillingo is most famous for its tower defense games. iBomber Attack is just the opposite and puts players in the attack position. The name of the game is destruction as players take their tank out and about the European countryside to destroy enemy strongholds. This objective becomes increasingly difficult with enemies attacking from all angles. They certainly won’t be going down without a fight.

iBomber Attack puts players on the offensive in a mighty little tank that has the ability to shoot in all directions. Players control the tank using dual, on-screen joysticks. The left joystick controls where the tank goes and the right joystick controls the direction of fire of the tank’s primary weapon. This control configuration can take a little time getting used to but I think it’s an effective layout for this type of game. The tank will continuously fire as long as players keep their right thumb on the joystick. The good thing about this is the ammo never runs out. Enemies get stronger and more powerful as the game progresses so learning to accurately use the right joystick is critical.

The game is broken down into 24 missions, each with their own primary and secondary objectives. The secondary objectives do not need to be completed in order to advance but they do help to add onto the overall score. Missions are also scored on how much destruction is dealt to enemy bases. There are a lot of obstacles and building on the game board that the tank is able to blast through or roll over. The more destruction that this done, the more points will be awarded. Gold and health packs can sometimes be hidden under objects so it’s a good idea to destroy anything in the tank’s path. Gold can be used to buy more powerful weapons to take down stronger enemies.

iBomber Attack lives up to the quality of the rest of the iBomber family. The graphics are sharp and clean and the gameplay will keep players on their toes. Although the game is relatively short with only 24 missions, each mission can be played multiple times to be able to collect all items and complete all the objectives. I found that I wasn’t able to complete everything in just one attempt. There are also two difficulty levels available in case players want an added challenge. Fans of the other iBomber games that are ready for a change will definitely want to check this one out.

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