Color Shooter [rating: 2/5]
Color Shooter is another game from a new developer to the App Store named Glow Night. Color Shooter initially appears to be a breakout style game and that is certainly how the game is looks, but instead of bouncing a ball off of a bat to clear the bricks from the top of the screen you shoot them instead.
Also, the bricks, in this case square blocks, continue to re-appear as quickly, and often quicker than you can shoot them and your task is too keep the blocks from building up enough to reach the bottom of the screen.
Controlling the space ship that shoots the blocks is controlled by tilting the iPhone/iPod Touch left and right, and so the controls are pretty simple. However the sensitivity of the controls means that stopping the ship where you want it to so that it can accurately shoot the colored blocks is not so easy and can be frustrating.
Shooting the blocks isn’t as simple as just aligning your ship up beneath them. Each of the blocks is a different color based on a range of five colors and placed along the bottom of the screen are five corresponding colored buttons which will change the color of the bullets that you fire at the blocks. Hit the colored block with the same color bullet and it will disappear, otherwise they will just keeping popping up slowing filling the screen.
While the graphics are nothing special what makes the game even more difficult, especially for the colorblind amongst us are the, and the subtleties between the colors where I often found myself just having to select all of the buttons to find the correct one to shoot the corresponding block.
There are no levels to this game either, is simply a war of attrition where you task is to simply survive for as long as you can. There is also no multi-player option, however the addition of OpenFeint does offer some limited additional value with 7 achievements to unlock and an online leader board to compare your best scores with other players.
Over all there is not enough in Color Shooter to hold the game up to similar games in the App Store and while the 99 cent cost won’t break the bank it could definitely be better spent else where.
- Simple controls
- OpenFeint Integration
The Not So Good
- Not for the colorblind
- Poor control implementation
- No powerups or combos
Reviewed By: Craig Willis
Color Shooter iPhone iPad
Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store)
Updated Mar 01, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.1
Size: 10.2 MB
Seller: Jai Rangwani
© Glow Night Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later.