Posts Tagged shooting
Need to blow off some steam after a stressful time? How about doing so with firing range simulation Arma 2: Firing Range? It’s just been released and looks to be the ideal way to relax for those in need of venting.
Available initially as a free download, Arma 2: Firing Range promises the realism of the Armaverse. Three weapons are supplied with the free version along with 1 firing range to check out and three levels of the career mode.
For $1.99, players get the chance to play with dozens of weapons such as the M9, M16 and the VSS Vintorez. Multiple firing ranges are also provided along with a full career mode. While there’s no sign of any enemies to shoot, players do get the satisfaction of lining up their shot carefully to take out the numerous targets.
Arma 2: Firing Range is available now as an Universal app.
Having never played either the iOS game Gibbets or the flash game Gibbets 2, I thought I’d best see what all the fuss is about before I announce that Gibbets 2 is set to hit the app store during Q2 next year.
I quickly learnt why the franchise has been played over 250 million times. It sucks up time in a manner that’s a sign of something truly special.
It’s a simple enough game. Each level comprises of a few people hanging from nooses and it’s the player’s job to cut them down by shooting arrows in their direction. Underneath that surface is a compelling game thanks to the keen physics engine within that means it’s vital to line up the shot and speed just right. Players are also provided with a limited number of arrows per level and are punished accordingly for taking too long or hitting the poor victims.
It’s great fun on the PC and I suspect it’ll be an ideal game for iOS with easy touch based controls and 30 levels promised.
Gibbets 2 is set for release sometime in Q2 2012. We’ll be sure to keep up to date on any developments.
Mixing shooting and match three fun? Sounds quirky doesn’t it? That’s exactly what Brick Bow is. Essentially it has the appearance of a classic like Arkanoid with arcade shooting goodness and the ever crucial Match Three side of things. It’s an interesting idea but one that works pretty well.
Available in both iPhone and iPad varieties, Brick Bow is free for the iPhone and a mere $0.99 for the iPad version. Typical elements such as a series of power ups, combo bonuses and even boss battles are on offer. There’s also the prospect of two bonus modes with Brick A Mole and Coin Wave greatly extending longevity. Plus there’s the ever challenging Endless mode as well.
Brick Bow looks set to be an ideal game to play in short bursts and priced at nothing for the iPhone version, this is an ideal time to give it a shot.
Check out the gameplay video below to see it in action.
Released: 2011-09-07 :: Category: Games
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.
Released: 2011-07-27 :: Category: Games
iOS behemoth Chillingo is at it again, announcing the release of two more potentially very addictive games.
First up is Color Bandits, a title that offers colorful shooting throughout. Players must help restore the color of their home world after an evil steam punk boss has stolen the splendour of the area. Offering frantic side scrolling shooting action, Color Bandits is set to offer a great arcade style experience. It’s out now priced at $0.99 for the iPhone/iPod Touch version with the HD version for the iPad weighing in at $1.99.
Released: 2011-06-30 :: Category: Games
Second up is Piñata Smash, a game aimed more at the younger market with players needing to smash as many piñatas as possible as they appear on screen. Powerups and an upgrade system adds some variety. While 3 worlds with 12 levels in each provide plenty of enjoyment with this Universal game costing only $0.99. It looks set to be a great simple but addictive experience and it’s out now.
The team over at Glu were kind enough to give us a little hands on time today with their latest title, Deer Hunter 3D. This is their first Atari license on the iPhone and it looks really impressive. You can definitely tell that a lot of care went into the production of this game.
For those of you not familiar with the game, the idea is that you are a game hunter looking for deer, moose, bears, and various other wildlife. The game starts out on the GPS screen looking for animal tracks. Once you find the tracks you can then zoom into a very lush and wonderfully rendered environment. From there, you aim your gun, zoom in with the scope, and try to bag a kill.
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This is exactly space invaders as you remember. Many of us played the first time round (*koff*). The charm about it is that it is actually by the original folks who brought it to us in 1978. Would have been nice if they gave us the same prices! The game essentially is a small space ship along the bottom, that has to shoot at the space invaders shooting and coming down towards you.
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It was only a matter of time before we started getting some heavy hitters in the App Store. Did Konami deliver on what could have finally been the premium gaming experience we've been waiting for? Read our initial impressions and see for yourself!
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iDracula is a survival horror game that places more emphasis on "survival" than "horror." While the atmosphere is quite creepy, and the graphics and animation are top notch, the game play consists of moving around just one area and killing monsters, collecting weapons and power-ups, and doing this for as long as you can hold out. It's well done but ultimately monotonous and shallow.
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