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N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD

By Gameloft

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IGN’s Action Game of the Year is now available for your iPad!
The premier sci-fi FPS on iPad takes full advantage of the device’s capabilities for optimal fluidity and staggering graphics, creating the most impressive gaming experience to date.

With Earth no longer able to sustain life, huge artificial satellites called “near-orbitals” were constructed for people to live on. To protect themselves, the near-orbitals banded together to form N.O.V.A., the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. Now, a strange threat has emerged from the darkness of space. A Marine ship, reported missing just a week ago, has suddenly reappeared and is headed directly for the near-orbitals, ignoring all communications. Against his will, retired Marine hero Kal Wardin is forcefully returned to active duty to prevent mankind's annihilation.

Get ready for unparalleled action on the iPad!

- Curve your grenade’s trajectory with the new 2-finger-based throwing move
- Perform multiple surgical kills at once with multi-target acquisition
- More intuitive than ever, thanks to numerous multi-touch controls on-screen

- 13 insane levels
- 5 environments, from the real to the fantastic: Jungle, snow mountains, spaceship, bunker, and an alien city
- 6 weapons: Assault rifle, shotgun, sniper rifle, handgun, rocket launcher and plasma gun – plus grenades & machine gun turrets on certain levels

- 1-4 player Deathmatch locally or online on 5 different maps
- Play against your friends or the entire world through Gameloft LIVE!
- Worldwide leaderboards in the game & on the official website,

- Full 3D rendered environments enhanced by highly detailed graphics
- 3 basic control schemes, plus a fully customizable interface
- An intense drama enhanced by cinematics and character voices

Join the fight for mankind's survival against the aggressive aliens known as Judgers in this immersive space opera.

N.O.V.A., the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, wants you to support the fight!
Enlist on Twitter: @NOVA_fps
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Also available from Gameloft on the iPad: Asphalt 5, Real Soccer 2010, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, NFL 2010, Dungeon Hunter and Let's Golf!

Certain apps allow you to purchase virtual items within the app and may contain third party advertisements that may redirect you to a third party site.

What's New in Version 1.0.7

Compatible with iOS 5.0.1

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Customer Reviews

Sound Bug

I recently bought this app, which as other reviews have said is a Halo-ish spin off type game. But is really enjoyable, it controls brilliantly, I have had no issues with it being buggy on that front... But there is one annoying grinding sound bug which just repeats the end word of a sentence over, and over and over again, that's until you reach the next audio and it does the same... It's very annoying, I mean the game is still playable. It's just that audio bug just plain and simply grates on your nerves! But if and when it gets sorted it'll be a 5 stars from me! :)

Still a great little Halo rip-off!! ;)

Of course, the only major problem, as mentioned by just about everyone else, is the repeating audio, which does get quite irritating, although you can make it stop each time just by pausing and resuming. Nonetheless, it needs to be fixed.

Also, the terminal-hacking puzzles you encounter in one of the game's final levels seem to be very buggy, because the red and green spots on each wheel would sometimes vanish for no reason whatsoever.

Sound glitch

I just purchased this not 5 minutes ago. I was that eager to play it that I got started right away. As soon as the speaking began, there was my first glitch. Each character repeats their last words spoken over and over. I persisted with the game hoping the glitch was just a passing phase, however, it got worse, so much so that the final words of each phrase spoken began to pile up on each other until it was just too uncomfortable to keep playing as the constant nagging words just made it too difficult to concentrate on the game any longer. Please fix this as I paid £3 for this game, and no matters the amount, I don't like to throw away hard earned money!

N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD
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  • £2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 21 March 2012
  • Version: 1.0.7
  • Size: 163 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Developer: Gameloft
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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