Posts Tagged shoot

Tide of the Dead Review

Tide of the Dead Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Try to get off an infected ship alive in this rough-around-the-edges tap shooter.

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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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LEGO Hero Factory

LEGO Hero Factory

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Control a Lego Hero in a quest to free the factory from enemy control in this game featuring the Lego Hero Factory toys.

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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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Starfighter Overkill Review

Starfighter Overkill Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A wave-based side-scrolling shooter with insane weaponry.

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Dojo Madness Review

Dojo Madness Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This ninja raccoon has to stay on his toes if he wants to survive the 360 degree onslaught of enemies.

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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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My Army Review

My Army Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Avoid bombs, barbed wire, enemies, mines, and so many other dangers in this hectic war march.

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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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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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Snoticles Review

Snoticles Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Use the grossest weapons at your disposal to clear the Snoticle world of their moldy enemies, the Blots.

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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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Space Tripper Review

Space Tripper Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A stylish shooting game with unfortunately unwieldily controls.

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Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory Review

Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This full featured World War I flight sim provides players with tons of content in a pretty package.

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Contract Killer: Zombies Review

Contract Killer: Zombies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Contract Killer: Zombies is a fun gallery-shooter with an intentionally drab coat of paint, but blasting the living dead always satisfies.

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Cosmonauts Review

Cosmonauts Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cosmonauts takes the traditional turn-based trajectory-plotting formula and arcades it up a bit.

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Big Buck Safari Review

Big Buck Safari Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This pocket version of the popular arcade shooter gets players right into the action of hunting big game.

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Tapsteroids Review

Tapsteroids Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Tapsteroids starts off slow, but once things get moving it turns into one heck of a frantic (and fun!) space rock defense game.

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4Towers Onslaught Review

4Towers Onslaught Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This neon glowing tower defense game has a retro feel but includes some interesting combo options that vary the gameplay.

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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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Croma Review

Croma Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Swap shades and blast bubbles in this tougher-than-it-looks shooter.

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Flick Rocket Review

Flick Rocket Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This colorful classic arcade throwback if full of pixelated nostalgia that players can blow to tiny little bits.

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Gods of Nibiru Review

Gods of Nibiru Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
While it is a fun game to play, it lacks focus and ultimately suffers from too many options.

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The old argument of “Which one’s better?” may not be familiar to a younger generation, but Old School gamers remember. We remember the schoolyard fights over Mario and Sonic or talking about how many bits a given console had as though it were currency. Anyone who didn’t have enough bits was behind the times. A “loser,” of a sort. An outcast among their peers due to their archaic game machine.

I think Vetasoft remembers, too, and that’s why they’ve released 8-bit vs 16-bit on the App Store.

While the title is a tad misleading (the two measurements of bit depth aren’t actually fighting each other), it’s still quite the fun little arcade shooter. Horrible cosmic monsters trickle down the screen, as they tend to do, and players have to tap each of the little buggers before they reach the bottom. These beasties come in both 8-bit and 16-bit varieties, however, requiring players to quickly switch between both modes in order to take out the offending parties.

In practice it’s a frantic, goofy, fun mess. The good kind of mess. There are no power-ups to confuse things and no special conditions to meet. No bosses, no mini-bosses… In fact, there aren’t even any other kinds of enemies. It’s just the player and increasingly tough waves of baddies made up of varying degrees of bits. It’s the kind of simple that compliments iOS games quite well. Coupled with the kind of simple gameplay that keeps unsuspecting consumers from getting off the train at the correct stop or neglecting important things like bathing.

8-bit vs 16-bit is available right now in the App Store as both a free Lite version and a paid full version. I highly encourage everyone to take a look at the Lite version at the very least. Since it’s free and all. It probably won’t put the argument to rest for good, but it might get people to quiet down for a bit while they’re busy playing it.

[via Vetasoft]

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-27 :: Category: Games

Absolute Instant Review

Absolute Instant Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This bullet hell shooter follows the standard genre tropes with one interesting exception.

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iMovie for iPhone 4 Review

iMovie for iPhone 4 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It might have been derided on the desktop, but iMovie packs a punch on the iPhone despite a few niggles

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WestBang

WestBang

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
You're a sheriff in the wild west taking down bandits, "tapping" your resolve to take down the bad. Wyatt Earp meets Wac-a-mole!

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