Tilt to Live HD [rating: 4.5/5]
Back in February 2010 we reviewed Tilt to Live of the iPhone and iPod Touch and raved about it’s addictive game play rating it a 5/5 hit. Updates to that game have kept it fresh ever since however now Tilt to Live has been released for the iPad. So, does it bring with it the same addictive qualities that will keep you up late into the night as the original version of the game did?
If you’ve played the original game you will be perfectly at home when you start playing the iPad version of Tilt to Live HD. It illuminates the screen with the same bright green tones but this time the graphics have been updated and polished providing an even better visual experience than before.
From an aural point of view the same addictive beats pound through the game as you play any of the four game modes all adding to the sensual overload that you get when playing the game.
For the most part the four modes are the same between the iPhone/iPod Touch versionnd a the new HD version for the iPad with only the ‘Guantlet Evolved’ game mode being tweaked.
For those of you that haven’t played the game before the main purpose of all four game modes is to maneuver your small craft, no bigger than a dozen pixels in size, around the screen avoiding the multiple dots which appear randomly on the screen to follow you around.
You are aided in your survival task by a variety of weapons and power-ups that enable you to clear multiple dots off of the screen at any one time. Only a few weapons are available to begin with making life pretty difficult but as you progress and unlock a multitude of achievements and awards these in turn will unlock new weapons.
It’s this gradual reward system that keeps the game fresh and more and more addictive each time you play as the longer your survive the better the weapons are that you unlock, thus allowing you to survive even longer.
Controlling your craft is done purely using the accelerometer and I initially had my doubts that the size of the iPad would inhibit the level of control you need to maneuver your craft accurately. However, after just a few goes I was nimbly navigating the aggressive dots as easily as I could on the iPhone and the larger playing area and sharper graphics makes the experience of playing Tilt to Live HD on the iPad more enjoyable than it’s smaller sibling.
The controls can be adjusted easily, even during game play, as can the sensitivity so that the game plays just as you like it. Just as before achievements and rankings can be compared to your friends via the integration of the Agon social gaming network.
There is also still no multi-player option, I can think of nothing better than playing Tilt to Live HD against another player over WiFi or Bluetooth in a battle to the death where not only do you have weapons that can enable you but weapons that distract the other player.
The lack of muti-player option however pales into insignificance compared to the overall pleasure when playing the game. After playing Tilt to Live for a long time on my iPhone I thought I had overcome my addiction, with Tilt to Live HD though the addiction is very much back on!
- Addictive game play
- An aural and visual treat
- 4 crazy modes of intense action
- No multi player
Reviewed on and Apple iPad
Free (View in iTunes)
Released:Oct 07, 2010
Seller:One Man Left
© 2010 One Man Left Studios, LLC
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Requirements:Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later