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First Strike: Nuclear War, but it's Fun

The Top 10 Strategy Game in over 50 countries.


**** - "A thought provoking and fast-paced strategy game" - pocketgamer
**** - "A gorgeous game with a message, that doesn’t forget that it’s a game" - 148apps
****½ - "An awesome game suited for casual and professional nukers alike" - appszoom
**** - "For my money, there is no better-looking game on the App Store" - pockettactics
****½ - "One of the best releases of the year" - whatsoniphone


Escalation is a downward spiral.

A nuclear armageddon is no one’s dream scenario. So choose your steps carefully, it’s a small path between war and peace. FIRST STRIKE is a great strategy simulation featuring snappy gameplay and an intuitive interface that makes dropping the big one as easy as ABC. But be sure to take the right measures to guarantee your people’s safety.

Pick one of the big nuclear players – from known Superpowers to an upstart hellraiser like North Korea – and plan your strategy wisely: Limited but clever options let you as the leader of your superpower steer your nation’s fate: Expand to other countries, build bombs or debuild in order to restructure your arsenal. Or use research to widen your options, such as: Ability to act quicker and build bigger bombs, better recon on your enemies actions, automated self-defense-sequences and many more.

Whether you’re a bloodthirsty warmonger or a tree-hugging hippie – it’s time to put your cards on the table. A quick and fun game with beautiful graphics, FIRST STRIKE shows you how little it takes to heat things up. With the tip of your finger you can control the destiny of the precious and vulnerable rock floating through space, the rock we call mothership Earth.


*Winner "Best Mobile Game" - Indie Prize Amsterdam*
*Winner "Most Innovative Game" - Best App Ever Awards*
*Winner "Game of the Year" - BOSA Awards*
*Winner "Newcomer of the Year" - SwissICT Awards*

*Finalist "Best Upcoming Game" - International Mobile Game Awards*
*Finalist "Most Meaningful Play" - International Mobile Game Awards*
*Finalist "Best Hardcore Game" - Game Connection USA Awards*
*Finalist "Most Innovative Game" - Game Connection USA Awards*
*Finalist “Best Strategy Game” - Best App Ever Awards*
*Finalist "Best International Game" - Ludicious Game Festival*
*Finalist "Best Swiss Game" - SGDA Awards*


** Compatability:
Recommended: iPhone 5 or higher, iPad 3 or higher
Required: iPhone 4 or higher, iPad 2 or higher
IMPORTANT: Not compatible with iPod Touch!

What's New in Version

Two brand new Superweapons:
- The earth burning Solar Laser Satellite
- The subverting Infiltration Special Forces

Replay Function:
- Automatically records the last 8 Minutes of gameplay
- Trim a movie and share it instantly

Hardcore Mode:
- New AI Difficulty available if playing with more than 8 enemies
- New achievements for every nation to beat it
Performance update:
- Reduced overall application size
- Reduced size of textures to clear up RAM
- Deactivating Everyplay for older devices (you can still activate it in the settings)

Minor fixes:
- Splash screen should now be shown correctly on all iPads


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Customer Reviews

Great game - one fundamental flaw

This game has me gripped for the first half hour I played it, so you can imagine my horror when I had to put the phone down mid-game and come back to it a couple of hours later and all my progress had been lost. This happened to me several times after a significant amount of game play. Sadly the game does not save your progress and it's not like I can dedicate the time needed to play a game in one go all the time. The game is fantastic, so it's a crying shame that having paid good money for it that I can't actually play it and make any meaningful progress.

The majority of games of this ilk at least save progress to the device. This is a shocking oversight from the developers. I recommend anyone who cannot dedicate swathes of their time to playing this game without interruption to wait until the developers see sense and build in a game save.

Brilliant and small idea for the future

In your next update could you please add a spectator option. Sometimes I would just like to watch nations fight without having to worry about my own. Still an amazing game

Top Knotch

Local multiplayer? Bots are fun but they get boring after a while. Be great with friends. Also some sorta auto-save. Takes like 10 minutes after closing the game for all your progress to disappear soo.

First Strike 1.3
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version:
  • Size: 156 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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