By Ethan Nicholas
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Battle your friends or the computer as you compete to be the last tank standing in this new take on the classic artillery game genre.
iShoot Lite features an infinite variety of destructible randomly-generated landscapes, six different weapons, customizable tanks, up to three computer opponents with four skill levels, and hot seat multiplayer for up to four players.
This is a free version of iShoot with fewer weapons (6 out of 25), no photorealistic landscapes, and no tank driving. It is otherwise fully featured.
What's New in Version 1.1.3
Fixed a crash that occurred if suspended / resumed with a Roller or Mega Roller in the air.
Fixed a problem where the Fire button could disappear
Fixed a graphical issue which was causing weapons to disappear from the shop on some devices
Four new random landscape textures have been added
Fixed the antialiasing along the top edge of random landscapes
Added version number to the title screen
Can now select 1, 2, 3, or 4 round games in addition to the existing choices
Fixed a problem with quitting game while the "Overall Winner" alert was onscreen
The tanks on the title screen no longer sit on top of the (invisible) menu bar once they destroy enough of the ground.
Fixed a graphical glitch where sometimes explosion circles would have a line missing at the 6 o'clock position.
Changed the copyright notice on the title screen now that I have an official company name! :-)
Retro and fun
Things I like about iShoot: 1) There is no time pressure, because each player takes turns getting off a shot and has unlimited time. Very polite and civilized. 2) There is no panicky need to try to dodge shells, because you can’t move. Just sit and wait for your fate to fall from the sky. So really, you take all the time you want to set a trajectory angle, consider the wind speed and direction, and hold a button and release it when a progress bar gets to the amount of thrust you want behind the shot for distance. It’s really identical to a video golf game, except instead of a ball rolling into a little hole, you get to drop a tactical nuke on someone. There’s even a roller bomb, which could be compared to a chip shot to the green. It’s straight outta 1988. Good for us older kids who are less about reaction time and more about sitting in a control booth and blowing stuff up. Not for the adrenalin freak, though I do end up getting pretty excited. And laughing out loud at times. Someone downgraded it because the distance control is hard to use. But c'mon, you need to have SOME hand/eye coordination, or it would just be entering numbers and getting the satisfying bzzzz of the vibration when you hit someone. (Someone else wanted to be able to turn off the vibration, and I agree; in the meanwhile, I turn it off in the iPhone ring settings and just have to remember to turn it back on if I want my phone to buzz.)
!!! ONLINE MULTIPLAYER & LEADERBOARDS !!! These days that's what everybody(me) wants. Crushing your friends untill they cry out of frustration or maintaining the #1 spot on the leaderboard is great motivation to keep playing a game that COULD get old. Even the best get boring eventually. Also, there shouldn't be any one-shot killer weapons, unless they are almost impossible to obtain. Could the screen fit 1 or 2 more tanks? Online play and leaderboards alone would be enough to MAKE ME BUY THE FULL VERSION, but those are some other ideas. That said, this app deserves to be in the top 5 ever. Nice work. Side note - Some of you need to check your reviews before you submit. Read tip #3.
Simple concept, addicting
Love this game. Very simple premise of shooting tanks in 2D. Adding great graphics, great weapons options, environmental factors of wind, terrain slope, and damage effects to targeting gives this simple game more dimension.
The "extreme" level seems to add AI that makes it even more challenging. Like an earlier review, this game ROCKS! and continues to do so months later. The debate is whether to purchase the game and add a huge array (maybe too large?) of new weapons and other factors.... Yeah, I probably will later.