By Team17 Software Ltd
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"App Store Best of 2012" Award
17th highest reviewed iOS game of 2012 (source - Metacritic)
4/4 - “Must Have” - Alien Breed is a throwback to simpler times that works just as well today as it did back on the Amiga-- possibly even better." - Slide to Play
4.5/5 Stars - “Un-Missable” - “No matter what you do, don’t miss out on Alien Breed.” – TouchGen
5/5 - "An excellent shooter complete with genuine moments of tension that keep you coming back for more." - App Spy
4.5/5 Stars - "Great gameplay, tastefully updated for the modern day." - Modojo
90% - "This is a brilliant conversion that has obviously had a lot of thought and care put into it, with some excellent extras and an impressive amount of content." - The Smartphone App Review
4.5/5 Stars - "The option to change mode to an enhanced version was an excellent idea! The graphics of the game truly stood out and it was a joy to play Alien Breed! Indeed, the developer has retained the appeal of the original Amiga game." - iPad World
The original Alien Breed is back in action, celebrating its 21st Anniversary!
Alien Breed is the classic sci-fi, top-down shooter developed by Team17. Launching originally in 1991, Alien Breed has now been remade for iOS, which can only mean one thing… it’s time to turn down the lights, turn up the sounds and encounter Alien Breed again!
* Classic Mode – Play using the original graphics, music and controls.
* Enhanced Mode – Featuring enhanced graphics, audio and controls.
* 4 New Levels – entirely new levels that intersect with the original Alien Breed story
* 6 original Alien Breed levels
* 12 Alien Breed Special Edition levels
* Game Center leaderboards and achievements
* Retina Display
* Gametel and iCade support
What's New in Version 1.02
iCade and Gametel features are now fixed, along with other minor fixes.
Awesome update that could have gone further
The classic and modern modes of Alien Breed shows just how far along things have come in the past twenty years even when it comes to keeping the retro in retro games: dual stick changes everything, and it's quite possible to significantly improve graphics without losing that timeless feel of an era, though perhaps a few more years along into that era. Much like Contra games, half the battle is the endless waves, but unlike them, there is so much more to explore, so many more traps and pickups, and no good way to find a good route without trial and error.
Ultimately, however, Alien Breed is still what it always has been, an adrenaline laced blast-fest where half of your foes die as you just run right through them, without any hint of stealth. Playing ponderously only gets you killed by endlessly regenerating enemies, and you'll never have the satisfaction of clearing whole levels. Plus it's far too easy to get stuck keyless, naked, and low on ammo, necessitating a restart. I'm probably spoiled by DooM and Quake, where more linear levels kept you from getting trapped.
Hooray!! iCade works now
Was about to give a bad review. Now icade works. I hate inapps and never buy them. It does take a loooong time to collect money in the game to get anything useful (guns etc.) but it's still fun.
IAP for a paid game, and a bad icon
This is the commercial version of the game, therefore it should not be selling credits to unlock features. But possibly more important, the icon is broken. Instead of the Alien Breed icon shown on the download page, you're treated to a Marmalade logo.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 12, 2012
- Version: 1.02
- Size: 44.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: Team17 Software, Limited
- © Team17 Software LTD
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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