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"iPlutoid is fun and different kind of shooter that offers enough innovative elements to make it worthy for fans of the genre. For others, the funky landscapes and smooth controls make this an easy decision. 4/5"
"For a budget title, the basic gameplay and gorgeous graphics make iPlutoid a very pleasant distraction - 7/10 Bronze Award"
Featured by Apple on the Hot New Games List 15/10/2009
We, at Lazrhog Games, firmly believe we have created a new genre of 3D Shoot'em up ! Welcome to iPlutoid, the 3d Shooter where the action takes place in orbit around a small planet, now named a Plutoid (thanks NASA !).
Take the role of Lt. Starfighter in repelling wave after wave of ever increasingly difficult aliens. Navigate your way in orbit around the surface of the Plutoid in true 3D. Wherever you point, that's the direction you shoot. Luckily you have an advanced targetting system, that will assist you in your aim.
The game has a fantastic, retro, flat shaded polygon look, which enhances the amazingly smooth feel as the landscape rotates beneath you. Save the humanoids or watch as the planet transforms into a volcano filled planet with lava bombs flying through the air. Can you save the humanoids, get the high score and make the Role of Honour online ?
- Fantastic retro inspired look
- Awesome smooth graphics
- Amazing gameplay perfected by our beta testers
- Easy to play but tough to master
- Fast arcade action
- Wave after wave of aliens in true shoot'em up style
- Unlimited levels of increasing difficulty
- Auto accelerometer calibration if wanted
- .. or fixed calibration if you want
- Accelerometer sensitivity adjustments
- Online worldwide high scores (no registration required)
- Auto-saves game if you press home or are interrupted by a call
- Your music can play instead of the sound effects if you want
- Free updates (already working on achievements and power ups for next release)
OS 2.2.1 or later. iPlutoid has been tested on all revisions of iPhone/iPod Touch
What's New in Version 1.2
★ Retina Display High Resolution graphics ★
★ links to other Lazrhog Games ★
This app was fun the first time but then it started to crash. Now it doesn't work it just crashes. Otherwise it is a fun game. Just needs to be fixed
Think Defender, but on a sphere
Something about the angle weapons fire comes out of the ship's nose, combined with difficulty judging the ship's altitude above the plutoid surface in 3D space, make the controls very frustrating to me. I can be aiming directly at an enemy, or at least at an angle that I intuitively think should be aiming at an enemy, but the weapon is firing way too low.
Also, using the radar is next to impossible, at least on devices with retina display. Each enemy is represented as a _SINGLE_ _PIXEL_ on the radar, which makes them difficult to see, much less to discern if they're flashing or whatever they're supposed to do when they abduct a humanoid (because you only have a few seconds to get over there and save them, Defender-style). Since you're flying around a sphere, you really need that radar to find the enemies.
So in a nutshell, firing lines/angles aren't intuitive, and navigating with the radar is painful. Other than that, I like the game concept. I'd really enjoy it if these two issues could be fixed. I could even adapt to the funky 3D perspective if that horrible radar display could be fixed.
My only qualm, as large as it is, is the controls. It seems like this should have a more starpagga style movement.
Circling around the planet becomes just ever so discouraging and confusing after the first round about old boy. Ay what.
Odd unfunny English accents aside, it is time to change to a more intuitive movement design. As is, I can hardly figure out how to move.
I'm giving 4 stars for graphics and concept, the last star must be earned.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 21, 2010
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 14.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jason Casey
- © Lazrhog Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.