Recommended games in Shoot-em-up
The latest in the Zombie Gunship franchise released
Who doesn’t love shooting zombies. Second only to nazis, zombies in games have that sort of guiltless fun. You are technically killing people in the game, but they aren’t real people, they are the undead (nazis included in that). Zombie Gunship Survival is the newest free to play version of the Zombie Gunship series. Seemingly years in development, it’s finally put and it’s really well done. For someone who has liked any of this franchise, they should love this version.
Experience the power of an AC-130 aircraft and annihilate zombies in this intense shooter. With a devastating apocalypse having broken out, defend humanity from the skies while building a shelter on the ground to keep out the undead.
Posted May 26, 2017 by Jeff Scott
3D shooter Subdivision Infinity warps in from Crescent Moon
If 3D space shooter are your thing, this might be your next obsession. A free to play rendition of a space shooter with amazing graphics. Take a look.
Over 40 Missions in the main storyline
Full MFI and Apple TV Support!
5 unique locations, each with a different feel and atmosphere
Posted May 25, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Air Attack 2
AirAttack 2 is the game that’s so nice I wrote about twice. It really is that good. It’s still crazy sometimes to think about getting a game of this quality for a couple of dollars, as it could easily sell for ten or twenty times that on a handheld like the 3DS or Vita. While free to play and disposable gaming are common in the mobile world, every once in a while titles like AirAttack 2 come along and make you remember why you love mobile gaming in the first place.
Posted December 14, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Mech shooter Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade Will Please Many
The latest in the Warhammer super-genre is out in this free to play mech battler. Taking command of an Imperial Knight mech in this shooter / battler is pretty epic. The graphics are pretty good, but the game is not without issue. Then again, what game is?
Mobile-centric bite sized missions and constant upgrades to the mech repeat as the player navigates through an endless set of missions to help retake a planet. It’s a shooter lovers perfect mobile game, that’s for sure. But it left me wondering what if the free to play mechanics weren’t so strong and the game had a stronger story and action focus?
Those with an iPhone 6s or 6s+ can take advantage of 3D Touch to have extra control of the weapons, as shown during the iPhone 6s launch keynote. This game will please many — but I found that the missions were just too short, and the required upgrades too numerous for the game to be enjoyable for me.
Posted November 20, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Flashback Game - Blue Defense: Second Wave
Every once in a while I want to take a look back at an older game that many new players may have never heard of. Let’s take a look at Blue Defense: Second Wave.
Blue Defense: Second Wave was released in September, 2010 and is the follow-up to Blue Defense, also from Cat in a Box Games. In these unique shooter games, players face wave after wave of increasingly more difficult alien ships. Both games feature a very innovative accelerometer based control scheme where the device the game is being played on must be rotated to change the angle of shooting. The game can be thought of as a rotating Space Invaders.
In another interesting, and rather morbid unique feature of this game, the players score is actually the planet being defended. The more aliens that land, the lower the population. The safer the population is kept, the more they reproduce and increase the population.
This updated version still works great on iOS 9, even though it was last updated in 2014. Give it a shot!
Posted November 6, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Shooty Skies from Crossy Road dev
Out now from the devs that brought us Crossy Road, it’s Shooty Skies. It’s just what you’d hope, a Crossy Road inspired Shmup. Great and very fun graphics and a deep collection mechanic for all the completion fanatics out there.
Posted September 30, 2015 by Jeff Scott
HoPiKo Review from Gamezebo - 4.5/5 - "Highly satisfying gameplay"
Gamezebo has taken a look at the recently release HoPiKo:
HoPiKo’s repetition is what helps you learn the ins and outs of every segment and level. That doesn’t mean things don’t get a little frustrating, though.
But having to “Play it again, Sam” barely makes a dent on HoPiKo’s crimson finish. Try playing it at the start of your day. It’s like electric coffee.
Posted September 29, 2015 via Gamezebo
Play This: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
What’s not to love? Geometry Wars, in 3D, and on the iPhone? The latest from godfathers of the intense geometry shooter is now enhanced on iOS with Metal. And it works great! Lots of people thought that the controls wouldn’t work, but they do. If they still think that, well this also works with MFi controllers.
Posted June 9, 2015 by Jeff Scott