By Giles Chanot
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The ancient planet of Terra, once home of the human race is now uninhabitable, experiencing chaotic climatic conditions.
Your mission is to explore the rugged terrain in your highly agile flying saucer and seek out, retrieve or destroy precious anti-matter pods and other artefacts, using a tractor beam and plasma blaster.
You will encounter a variety of alien craft, some harmless, other deadly. You must also destroy the fiendish Dark Flow Drone before it pollutes the planet beyond repair.
DarkFlow features detailed 3D landscapes and realistic flight dynamics.
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What's New in Version 1.2
iPhone4 optimised to make the most of Retina high definition display.
Also backwards compatible with iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone OS 3.1.
Also new in this version: improved tractor beam technology making it easier to collect artefacts.
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I like this app but I don't think I'll be playing it again soon till the following things have come out as an update: infinite thrust because it's in the future, being able to go higher into the sky because its a planet and in case you didn't know planets don't have force fields around them to stop you going more than a few ft into the air and last but not least the tractor beam can only go a few ft down to the ground its a tractor beam for Gods sake.
In conclusion this app isn't worth downloading till these updates have been added to the game. I gave this app not because it has potential not what it is at the moment.
Thanks for reading this I hope Giles and his fake reviews take some notice in what i have said.
Needs a bit of work
This is very similar to David Braben's Virus. The controls are a bit tricky to master and could be improved with a bit of smoothing - the ship looks like it's got a nervous tic. A bit more altitude would be good and a shadow on the landscape below you would help prevent crashing unexpectedly, which is annoying. Virus had seeker missiles which would be a bonus.
Clearly a lot of effort has gone into this but it needs a bit more polish and a few tweaks before people will pay for it.
This game is a bit like Zeewolf on the Amiga.
I really enjoyed it but it does seem a tad unfinished.
Developer, check Zeewolf out and you'll see what you'll need to do to make this a retro 5 star game.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 15 July 2010
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 4.7 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Giles Chanot
- © 2010 Giles Chanot
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.