Posts Tagged action shooter

Invader Hunter Review

Invader Hunter Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Invader Hunter is a game plagued by cheap enemies, too-small arenas, and a slightly wonky control scheme. It's also a surprising amount of fun.

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Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy Review

Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy has a lot to offer fans of flight combat games, but the controls have a tendency to get in the way.

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Mass Effect Infiltrator Review

Mass Effect Infiltrator Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's certainly no mini Mass Effect, but Infiltrator just might be the best cover shooter on the App Store.

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DARIUSBURST SP Review

DARIUSBURST SP Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
TAITO brings another shmup classic to iOS, complete with some new bells and whistles.

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Shogun Review

Shogun Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This tribute to classic Japanese shoot-em-ups has a couple of tricks up its sleeve.

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Star Warfare:Alien Invasion Review

Star Warfare:Alien Invasion Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Star Warfare:Alien Invasion's slightly chibi characters and colorful graphics belie a truly impressive action game.

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Asteroid 2012 3D Review

Asteroid 2012 3D Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Asteroid 2012 3D may not have a whole lot of bells and whistles, but it does shooting space rocks quite well.

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Combat Arms: Zombies Review

Combat Arms: Zombies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It might be colorful and pretty, but Combat Arms: Zombies feels more stiff than those shambling bullet-sponges.

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Asteroids 2012 Review

Asteroids 2012 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hop in a ship to protect the Earth (and other planets in the solar system) from the constant threat of annihilation via asteroids. Easier said than done...

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Night Shift Review

Night Shift Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Survive the Night Shift in this retro side-scrolling survival horror romp.

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Dangerous Review

Dangerous Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dangerous is without a doubt (no, seriously) the most robust space adventure available for iOS right now. There's just ooonnnnneeeeee little problem...

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Bug Princess Review

Bug Princess Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cave goes back to a simpler time with an iOS release of a beloved arcade gem.

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EnbornX Review

EnbornX Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This constantly-evolving SHMUP is about as replayable as a game can get.

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Monster Shooter – Dual-Stick Mayhem Perfected! Review

Monster Shooter – Dual-Stick Mayhem Perfected! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Monster Shooter has its fair share of quirks, but it's a surprisingly clever freemium game.

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Desert Zombie Last Stand Review

Desert Zombie Last Stand Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Desert Zombie Last Stand is actually quite the fun third-person shooter involving waves of zombies. Which makes the horrific and constant framerate dips all the more frustrating.

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Zombie Area! Review

Zombie Area! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Zombie Area! is about as mindless as its antagonists, but that doesn't keep it from being tons of fun.

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Judge Dredd vs. Zombies Review

Judge Dredd vs. Zombies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
2000 AD's futuristic super cop blasts the walking dead in this new action shooter from UK's Rebellion. But justice comes with a hefty price...

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Legendary Outlaw Review

Legendary Outlaw Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Legendary Outlaw is an ambitious western-themed shooter, but it's going to need a lot more polish before it earns that "legendary" status.

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Cave Announces Bug Princess for iOS

Cave has released a number of shooters on the App Store, and virtually all of them have been very well-received. In the interest of preserving that tradition, they’ve just announced an iOS port of Bug Princess (also known as Mushihimesama). I’m hoping that I have all my facts straight, but bear with me here.

Mushihimesama was a big hit in Japanese arcades when it was released in 2004. Thanks in no small part to its “Manic” and “Ultra” modes, I’m sure. After all that success, Cave released a sequel – Mushihimesama Futari – in 2006, followed by a 2010 spin-off most iOS users should be familiar with at this point: Mushihimesama Bug Panic. Still with me? Good.

So, Cave is getting ready to release the original vertical-scrolling shooter Mushihimesama, now under the name Bug Princess on the App Store for our enjoyment. My head hurts a little now… Anyway, the original arcade title that led to the creation and release of Mushihimesama Bug Panic is headed our way. According to the developer, it’s going to be compatible with the iPhone4, 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd Gen and up, the iPad and iPad2, and will require OS 4.2 or higher.

There’s no specific release info yet aside from “winter 2011,” but there isn’t a whole lot of 2011 left so it won’t be too long a wait. As for pricing… Well, that’s still unannounced, but it’s a Cave game so I’d imagine it’ll range from $5 to $10 or so. Best get those App Store funds ready.

Okay, I’m obviously kidding but the inclusion of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum wouldn’t be all that out of place in Escape to Earth. Someone’s been captured by aliens, then somehow miraculously manages to escape their captors and hijack a ship. The only problem is they have to get out of the mothership before they can taste real freedom. Or smoke those cigars. Last Independence Day reference, I promise.

So players will find themselves in control of yet another space-faring vessel, however things aren’t as derivative as they might initially seem. It’s true that they’ll have to blast away at many an aggressive extra-terrestrial along the way, but Escape to Earth is about more than just blowing stuff up. In addition to the other-worldly armaments (i.e. a laser and missiles), players also have access to a tractor beam and “repulser” which are needed to solve a number of physics-based environmental puzzles. So if they ever want to see Earth again, they’ll have to use both their brain and their trigger fingers.

Those interested in fighting (and puzzling) their way through this interstellar labyrinth can do so right now. Escape to Earth is already on the App Store, and it can be had for the low/standard price of one dollar.



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Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Review

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Modern Combat 3 isn't without its share of flaws, but it's still hands-down the best military FPS on the App Store to date.

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Yes, that’s the real title of an actual game. A game about a sheriff named Django and his war with the undead hordes as he attempts to drive them out of the town of Dead End for good. With the aid of bullets, mostly.

Django West vs. the Barefoot Zombie Gang touts itself as a hilarious old west zombie shooter. It’s got 21 levels, 12 “hilarious” weapons to mess around with, a “groovy” soundtrack and plenty of gore. I mean, it’s a zombie game, after all. One in which players will no doubt be blasting away quite a few zombies (6 different kinds, to be exact).

If nothing else, it’s apparent from the trailer below that Django West vs. the Barefoot Zombie Gang has a boxing glove gun. A boxing glove gun. I can bop zombies in the face with an extend-o-fist and make their noggins explode. How wacky-awesome is that?

Django and his kooky zombie-fighting gear can be found as a Universal app in the App Store right now for $0.99.



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Battle 3D: Robots Sky Review

Battle 3D: Robots Sky Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Robots, aliens, upgrades, experience and explosions! And a wonky camera and awkward controls...

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Update: 10/07/11
Cave has just unveiled more solid release details: Espgaluda II HD will be available on the App Store next week on the 13th (10/13). It’s also going to have a special 4-day “Commemorative Price” of $10.99, so I’d suggest those who are interested jump on it ASAP.

A couple of months ago we mentioned that Cave was working on an HD version of Espgaluda II for the iPad, but at the time they didn’t disclose much else. We just knew that it was a thing. Well Cave has since chipped away at the ice a bit.

The “Guinness-recognized ‘danmaku’ shooter!” is indeed being refitted with high definition displays in mind, however it’s looking like this HD release will be exclusive to the iPad 2. At least for the time being. In addition to the remastered visuals – although according to the press release, the backgrounds and “some other graphics” will retain their SD quality – the “iPhone Mode” is being re-dubbed “Smartphone Mode” and receiving a new soundtrack by Kenichi Fukui and “KAY.”

Of course, that’s not all. Along with all this HD craziness, the current iPhone/iPod Touch version of Espgaluda II is getting a bit of a revision. For starters, the soon-to-be newly dubbed Smartphone Mode will also receive the new soundtrack. So there’s no need for audiophile non-iPad users to feel left out. Secondly, the full version will also get two separate “split” versions: Arcade and Smartphone. Each one will contain the full content of its titular mode, but won’t contain the other. Of course, the Full version will still be available, and contain everything. I’m guessing (keyword: guessing) this was done to allow more frugal App Store shoppers a way in, so to speak.

There’s still no official release date or pricing, but Cave promises that it’ll all be posted “soon” on their homepage. I’d strongly suggest iPad 2 owners with a love of bullet-hell keep an eye on it. Or here. We’ll probably mention something here, too.

Pixel Ranger Review

Pixel Ranger Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
What do puns, a cowboy, pixels and alien abduction have in common? I'm not entirely sure but they make for a fun combination!

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rRootage Online HD has given shmup fans quite a bit of love. It’s got lots of shooting, plenty of resulting explosions and a grand total of 160 stages. There are four different game modes included, giving players four different ways to experience the bullet-hell mayhem. It also features the expectant online high scores and, of course, achievements.

Until recently, this was an experience only afforded to iPhone users. Now, after the new 1.3.0 release, iPad users can get in on the action. Yes, rRootage Online HD is indeed a universal app now.

Since I don’t own an iPad myself I can’t really say much of the experience on the larger device, but I imagine the bigger screen makes spotting those pesky enemy projectiles a bit easier. Regardless, it’s nice to see rRootage Online HD getting even more love. It’s bound to please iPad using shmup fans who’ve might have missed it the first time around.


$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-08-28 :: Category: Games

Z.I.D: Zombies In Dark Review

Z.I.D: Zombies In Dark Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Z.I.D: Zombies in Dark can be decent fun, but it feels more like a proof-of-concept.

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Awesome Saucer Review

Awesome Saucer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
True to its name, Awesome Saucer is one heck of a crazy-fun insane trip of a game.

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DEATHSMILES Review

DEATHSMILES Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Cave releases great shooters. Cave released DEATHSMILES. The chain remains unbroken.

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Color Bandits HD Review

Color Bandits HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Steampunk meets dual-stick shooter in this eye-catching new title from Chillingo.

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