Tilt To Live [rating: 5/5]
Sometimes you come across a game that is just so addictive it sucks all the time out of you life, your iPhone/iPod Touch seems like it is glued to your hands and answering the phone, door or even going to the bathroom seems like too much trouble. Well Tilt to Live is just that game.
As with all of the addictive games out there Tilt to Live is as simple as they come, control your ‘Asteroids’ like space ship around the screen avoiding the red dots for as long as you can. The controls are simple, just tilt the accelerometer left, right, towards and away from you to move your space ship. The controls are responsive and the game also includes something that all games that use the accelerometer and that’s the ability to calibrate the controls to how you are playing the game. Now you can play sitting up, lying down even on your head if you like and you won’t have to get a stiff neck to do so.
The first thing you’ll notice is the rhythmic infectious beat that starts as soon as you launch the game and continues throughout. This infectious beat isn’t full of melody and depth but thats what makes it so infectious!
The ‘How to Play’ option takes you through the very basic ideas as described previously and within a matter of seconds you are launched into a frenzy of action. Your space ship starts in the middle of the screen and placed randomly are a couple of red dots, (the enemy), and a few weapons. Tilting the screen will move you space ship away from the red dots but they are aggressive little fellows and they start following you as quickly as you move away from them.
The red dots also begin to immediately multiply but fear not, you have weapons at your disposal too. You’ll start with just a couple of weapons, a localized bomb that will kill red dots but only those within your immediate vicinity, and what appears to be a force field missile that will kill every red dot as it shoots out in front of you. As you get better and better more and more weapons will become available and you will definitely need them if you plan on getting to the top of the leader boards and complete all of the achievements, both of which are managed on the Agon social gaming platform.
As you progress through the the game the spawning red dots will begin to spawn in patterns rather than randomly with a kind of artificial intelligence that would suggest that they will kill you with all means necessary. The first few goes will see you crashing you space ship almost immediately but after a few goes you will start building up decent scores as you direct your ship in-between the marauding dots with subtle ease. The disappointment of crashing into your 1,000 red dot is soon relieved as you fire up the the game again in an effort to beat your high-score.
The Agon gaming platform allows you to compare your scores to your Facebook friends and post your scores to both Facebook and Twitter to so Tilt to Live really has all bases covered. OK, so there is no multi-player mode and it won’t give you a puppy if you ask it for one but other than that Tilt to Live could be the only game you need on you iPhone/iPod Touch. Buy it now a say good-bye to your social life!
- Addictive non-stop action
- Simply game play
- “Assume the Position” Calibration options
- Agon achievements and leader board
The Not So Good
- No multi-player
Reviewed By: Craig Willis
Tilt To Live iPhone Game Trailer
Price: $1.99 (iTunes Store)
Released: Feb 24, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0
1.0 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
Size: 7.8 MB
Seller: One Man Left
© 2010 One Man Left Studios, LLC
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later.