The Last Rocket
By Shaun Inman
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Tap, swipe and hold to guide Flip, The Last Rocket, through 64 rooms of spikes, fans, mines, flamejets and more. Collect all the scattered Memory Gears to help AMI, the onboard Autonomous Mechanical Intelligence, escape before the ship falls into a star! Featuring 8-bit graphics, 12 original chiptunes, multiple endings and challenging achievements.
“The Last Rocket deserves a spot in every iOS gamer’s library.” —148Apps
“The Last Rocket conjures the Game Boy Color’s pixilation and cartoonish charms with the skill of a practiced understudy.” —Edge Magazine
“It’s almost worth it for the art style alone, but fortunately there’s a smart, well-designed puzzle game coated in that sharp aesthetic.” —Kotaku
“The Last Rocket will try your reflexes and test your wits, at the same time it steals your heart, girds your determination, and forces you to become a better player.”
–Pocketful of Megabytes
“Retro visuals have become such a staple they're beginning to feel like they're modern again, but Shaun Inman's The Last Rocket proves it's not just about the look, it's about the entire aesthetic of the game, from the simple and easy to pick up gameplay to the sounds coming out it — retro is a design principle, not just a pair of pixilated pants.” —Touch Arcade
“The Last Rocket is a charming distraction with a wonderful retro-chic art style.” —Pocket Gamer
“The game really shines in its later stages, when players must combine both brains and fast fingers.” —IGN
“It’s like a Game Boy Advance gem you just discovered.” —Adam “Atomic” Saltsman, Creator of Canabalt
ROCKET OUT TO THE SOUNDTRACK
What's New in Version 1.1.2
- added Flip's Escape banner to Options screen
- moved audio processing off main thread (shouldn't stutter when connecting/opening Game Center anymore)
- updated Title screen with Flip + AMI + gears graphic
Retro beauty with enjoyable puzzles
(Pros and cons at the bottom. Reviewed on an iPhone 5).
The Last Rocket is a short but fun arcade-puzzle game, definitely worth the price of admission.
Each level tasks you with flying Flip around a one-screen stage, collecting gears and trying to make it to the exit platform. Along the way, there are little computer terminals to provide tips and a bit of story, and there are many hidden gears to try to find, which can add to replay value quite a bit.
The gameplay is straightforward and slowly becomes more complex by the end of the game (nothing ridiculous, though) and the puzzles are great and satisfying to figure out. The controls occasionally feel unresponsive (timing is often quite important), partially because of how fast Flip moves mixed with a lack of supporting the iPhone 5's full screen. However, no big deal and I was able to complete the game by making sure I kept my fingers toward the center of the screen.
+Charming graphics and character designs. Flip's design is super cute!
+Fun and satisfying level progression
+Replay value thanks to hidden gears to collect, which also adds some nice challenge
-Not optimized for iPhone 5's full screen
-Sometimes it feels like Flip is moving a bit too fast in some stages where timing is vital
If you are looking for a cute and sometimes challenging arcade-puzzle game, don't hesitate to get this one.
A very charming and well made game. The only problem comes in the later levels when the game requires more precise timing than thought. Precision isn't the games strong suit since, because holding your touch down causes the Rocket to crouch, it doesn't execute a flip turn until you *let go* of your touch. This sometimes makes it very difficult when you have to continuously flip in order to stay in the air. The first half of the game is completely delightful though, and the second half is still good even with the aforementioned problem. (Played on iPad 3)
First off, don't listen to anything about the controls. They take a little getting used to but they work and work well. It's like anything that takes practice. If you don't get it right away don't write a negative review.
Anyway. The game is perfectly executed. The artwork and music are great and the game takes thought and dexterity. A little more fun on the iPad due to the larger screen but still a lot of fun on the phone. Get it! Great work Shaun.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 17, 2012
- Version: 1.1.2
- Size: 1.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Shaun Inman
- © 2011 Shaun Inman
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.