Super Blast 2 [rating: 3/5]
If you like loads of explosions and plenty of firepower that Super Blast 2 has all of that as it’s a shoot-em-up that challenges you with the cry of ‘none shall pass’ as to progress in the game you need to prevent all of the enemy craft from getting passed you as if you do then it’s game over.
This is a little different from most shoot-em-ups and it does add a little more pressure to the game play which is certainly a good thing.
The graphics look good on the retina display of the iPhone 4 but it is a little too easy to mistake the asteroids in the background as being something you have to destroy. The pumping sound-track helps move things along but louder explosions would be nice as they are often dominated by the music.
There are 3 difficulty levels to choose from with each one causing an increase in the aggressiveness of the enemies attempts to get past you. For some of the enemies that’s all they do, others though will also attempt to destroy your spaceship.
You have 3 lives to work with through the game so even if you don’t let anyone past you the game could still end should your ship be destroyed 3 times. Conversely, it only takes ship getting past you and it’s game over, regardless of the number of lives that you have left.
Controls take advantage of the accelerometer and all that’s required are a tilt to the left or right to move your ship in that direction. It would be nice if there was also the ability to move your ship back and forward to be either more aggressive or more defensive.
Shooting is automatically set to on so a constant stream of bullets, lasers and bombs will be launched from your ship as soon as the game begins to the time you are defeated. As you play through the game different weapon upgrades will float down the screen for you to pick up but these upgrades aren’t permanent and you’ll soon revert back to your standard lasers.
The game is fun for a while and the three difficulty levels certainly add to the challenge but there is limited replay value even when you factor in the 10 achievements and leader boards offered by its Open Feint integration.
- Easy to play
- Fast action
- Unique twist on the shoot-em-up game play
- Only left and right movement
- No permanent upgrades to ship or weapons
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Released: Dec 06, 2010
Seller: Phantoom Entertainment UG
© Phantoom Entertainment UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.