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Reinventing a classic? Arcade shooter, Fortis heads for the App Store

Posted by Ben Harvell on May 13th, 2010

If you know your Latin then you’ll understand that Fortis means strong, courageous and heroic. That’s apparently what it takes to beat this new game from Encore due on the App Store this month. From the previews we’ve seen this looks much like a spruced up version of the old Asteroids games with some beautiful backgrounds and fluid gameplay.

Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch, Fortis will offer 36 levels split over 3 stages with a bonus level at the end of each stage. As with all games of this type, powerups are the key to success and there are four different weapons available in Fortis, all of which can be upgraded as you progress through the game. As well as weapons there are other items to collect including energy, shields, points, money and extra lives.

It’s exciting to see some of the classic games of the past making a comeback on the App Store and Encore looks to have done a great job resurrecting this genre with Fortis which will likely pickup fans of existing games like Geometry Wars.

Encore will be offering a promotional starting price for Fortis so make sure you check the App Store and this site regularly for news of its release which could be any day now.

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Shazam Encore

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Arron Hirst on November 19th, 2009
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: DISAPPOINTING
Shazam Entertainment launch the paid version of their music recognition service. Ad-ridden and boasting a scarce UI it's a complete disappointment.
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