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Blimp HD is original action platformer where you take role as war veteran Zed Pelin – blimp pilot on a planet Solbot. Working for local merchant company you wanted to finally find peace. Unfortunately the planet was attacked by malevolent aliens. Your blimp is armed with bombs and you’re fighting for freedom once again…
After a year from the release of the original Blimp – The Flying Adventures for iPhone/iPod touch now comes Blimp HD for the iPad! With many graphics enhancements (new explosions, all new enemies, backgrounds) and most wanted second control scheme and 3 difficulties! Critically acclaimed, loved by fans – enjoy Blimp HD in gorgeous iPad resolution.
The game contains 20 beautiful, hand-drawn, levels scattered around dark forests, mines, red rocks and snowy mountains. This, together with an original soundtrack and blimp’s innovative flight mechanics, create an experience like no other.
The gameplay includes transporting passengers and goods, placing bombs, protecting valuable targets and, of course, decimating the enemy forces using the blimp’s airstrike attack.
• beautiful HD hand-painted graphics
• two control schemes
• three difficulties
• high quality particle effects (fires, steams, explosions, radiations etc.)
• 20 action packed levels with comprehensive story
• 4 different locations (dark forest, mines, snow mountains, red rocks)
• deceitful enemies incl. tanks, gun nests, blimps, bunkers
• comic style briefs before each mission
• original soundtrack
Blimp HD is a platform game. You are given missions and you navigate a balloon ship around a stage to complete them. The missions include fetch/transport personnel, retrieving cargo, protecting targets, etc. Along the way, you have to avoid dangerous obstacles and take down enemies. Careful navigation is needed to survive because knocking on walls will decrease your life gauge.
The game has solid graphic design. Illustrations are very well done. Those different types of hand-drawn stages are excellent. The soundtrack is good, which suits the game very well. You have 20 stages to play and 3 difficulty levels to select. Overall, it looks like a beautiful game with lasting appeal.
But the major issue lies with the control. There are 2 types - slide or tilt. Using a slider onscreen is very difficult to manipulate your ship, tilting is better. But tilt is more suitable on iPhone, not very practical on a bigger iPad. Still, both options only control left/right movement, you still have to tab a button for up/down, even with tilt. The issue is, neither of the options give you precise navigation. There is no sensitivity adjustment. Since not to knock against anything is the key to survive, lack of precision is a problem.
Blimp HD is not an easy-to-get-into type of game. You must take time to practice until you are used to the separated movement controls. Tweaking the control system may help to get more people to enjoy this game.
Great game..needs better controls
This is a very well made game..playwise and graphically.. the controls need to be made "customizable" so you can slide it in the position comfortable for your fingers. Also..I think left and right arrows are better than a slider. Hope you will implment these suggestions in your next patch. Thanks :)
This game is epic! It has great graphics, great music and sounds. I loved it already on iPhone but this is even better. It takes some time though before the action kicks in, but it's worth it. Totally recommend.
- Category: Games
- Released: Oct 21, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 81.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Craneballs s.r.o.
- © 2010 Craneballs Studios LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.