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Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike, by Microsoft, have officially landed on the App Store.Spartan Assault pits you against the Covenant with missions geared to tell the story of the origin of Spartan Ops. InSpartan Strike you'll delve into the events surrounding Halo 2 as you lead UNSC troops against the Promethean forces. Both games give you all new stories in the Halo universe and let you complete weekly challenges for experience. You'll have to fight hard to beat your friends to the top the leader boards.
Both Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike are available for $5.99 each.
I do love a good SHMUP, and a classic old-school style SHMUP with hand-painted visuals appeals to me even more. It probably appeals to a lot of people, actually, which might have something to do with why publisher Lace Mamba Global and developer Firepixels is bringing Solar Wings to the App Store.
Players will get to blow up all manner of fancy-looking enemy ships as they fight their way through five different worlds. Each with a collection of tough/large bosses and vessels. Power-ups are on hand, naturally, as well as a total of three selectable characters with their own personal ships, although the third character needs to be unlocked before they can be used. And it’s all depicted in that colorful hand-painted style I mentioned. Sounds tasty, right?
Solar Wings should be sitting pretty on the App Store come Saturday, July 28th. Any SHMUP fans can nab it for a very reasonable $0.99, assuming there’s no accident with the listing like there was for the game’s Desura release.
*Note: Images are from the PC version*