By ngmoco, LLC
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Welcome back Commander - Pilot your Dropship, power-up your weapons and penetrate enemy caverns destroying turrets, tanks & Interceptors as you fight to Evac your stranded allies and retrieve “the pod”. Effect your daring escape with your cargo in tow dodging enemy fire, homing missiles with your vector thrust powered super ship.
"NOW THIS IS A SHOOTER!" – Touch Arcade
“Great controls, gameplay and sound track come together into what’s certainly the best shooter currently available on the iPhone, and may even be one of the best games for the platform.”
"WOW" – 5 STARS
“This is quite honestly the best game I have played on the iPhone.”
PLAY DROPSHIP - THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ARCADE SHOOTER CRAFTED EXCLUSIVELY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POWER OF YOUR iPHONE & iPOD TOUCH.
Dropship Features -
• Breakthrough 'touch-anywhere' dual-analog controls deliver 360 degrees of freedom
• Push your iPhone & iPod touch to the limit with stunning visual effects and intense retro arcade-inspired 3D environments
• Deep gameplay with a full Campaign mode covering 18 missions to challenge even the most expert pilot
• Expand the adventure with Downloadable levels
*** 6 levels available now!
• Freeplay Mode ensures infinite replayablity and a lifetime of fun
Dropship (http://dropship.ngmoco.com) has been exclusively created for the iPhone™ and iPod touch by ng:moco:).
What's New in Version 1.3
Stability and performance improvements
Nice graphics and decent gameplay, but terrible controls
I like the graphic style of the game, and the gameplay is simple but fun. However, the pseudo-3D with moving camera is disorienting, and the controls are awful! First, I really don't like that they appear wherever you put your fingers/thumbs - they should be fixed in the corners - my thumbs constantly end up migrating to places I don't want them to be (like the top of the screen or the edges). Second, it's difficult to be accurate with firing, especially when the camera ends up moving so you can't see the gun you were firing at. Third, movement is inconsistent - sometimes (especially after I pick up the box to carry out) movement becomes erratic - I'll move just a bit on the control stick and the ship will move way too far. Not sure I'm crazy about the timer at the end either - it's hard enough as is navigating with that thing hanging down w/o dropping it and avoiding getting shot down. Drop the camera shifts and fix the controls, and I'd definitely raise my rating to a 4.
GIVE IT A CHANCE! Better than I thought!
I found this game for free through pandora box and after reading a couple reviews, I thought I wouldn't waste my time downloading it, but now I'm glad I did. No, the controls aren't standard, as your ship is actually facing you, but after about five minutes I had them down solid. It also freaked me out at first because the game accesses your directory and puts your friends names in the game! This was actually kinda cool. ; )
Overall it's pretty fun, the music is cool, and I actually like the minimalistic, tron-style graphics (not to mention there are some pretty cool weapon upgrades). All the reviewers giving it one star yelling about the controls being too hard need to settle down, take their Ritalin, and actually take a minute to learn how to play it. I would honestly give it 4 stars, but to offset all the negatives I'm gonna go ahead and give it 5. And right now, it's free! : )
Amazing arcade game!
I looked at the ratings and I thought, "That must be a terrible game!". So I didn't even look at the description or the screenshots. Later on I looked back and saw that it had the same rating but it was by mgmoco and I thought that it had to be at least playable because they make some of the best games on the iPhone. For example topple. So I looked at the screenshots and fell in love with the art design. I love the neon style coloring. So I downloaded it the second I saw it. It was and still is really enjoyable. The only thing I really can complain about it that the controls sometimes go off the screen. But that is just personal opinion but I think that we should have a choice of locking the controls down like on geo fighter. All-in-all it is a wonderful and addicting game. 5 stars for sure!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 16, 2009
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
- Seller: ngmoco, LLC
- ©  ngmoco, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.