Price: $0.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Games
Choose and customize your very own spaceship, load it up with weapons, and fly through various environments as you unleash the fury on some alien ships.
With three different ships, tons of upgrades, OpenFeint support, outstandingly responsive controls, and addictive gameplay, there’s no reason you shouldn’t spend a dollar and add this complex action game to your iPhone’s stable of content.
The game pulls you in: there’s something just plain fun about customizing your own ship (and something more frustrating when you overspend), and it’s even more fun facing off against the wide variety of enemy combatants, each of which has a tendency to blow up in very cool ways.
Plus, there’s great sound FX and background music to really set the mood of an action-packed space shooter. You’ll find yourself constantly playing each level over and over again, if only to save up the cash for more advanced weapons.
There’s a backstory to all this shoot ’em up action. The developers tell it like this, in charming game-speak:
“In the year of 2132, the earth is no longer peaceful living place for human being due to endless war and exhausted resource. Hence, mankind left from the earth and suddenly bumped into aliens when they wander around the space…Mankind selects war because they eager to get resources to survive. But it was terrible decision. The aliens made a victory based on their advanced technology so the mankind became slave. Now in the year of 2162, mankind has been adopted aliens’ highly developed technology in the past 30 years. Finally, rearmed skilled mankind rise in revolt.”
Does any of that backstory matter? Not a bit…but it does conjure up memories of “All Your Base Are Belong to Us,” which always puts a smile on my face. All joking aside, this is a great, fun, and challenging game that any hardcore or casual gamer will be delighted to try out, especially when you can try the Lite version first.
Endless War is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this iPhone game review.