By Owens Rodriguez
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An abstract dual-stick shooter with enough challenge to keep you coming back for more. Annihilate will test your skills from the beginning with increasingly aggressive and lethal enemies that have only one goal, your annihilation. You only have one weapon, a limited supply of bombs, and nowhere to run. How long will you survive? Can you reach the top of the leaderboards, or die in a geometrical nightmare? It's up to you.
The game features:
-The smoothest controls on any iOS dual-stick shooter
-2 game modes to choose from, Survival and Waves
-Extremely challenging gameplay with enemies that get more aggressive as the game progresses
-Supports retina iPhone, iPhone 5, and iPad displays
-Leaderboards and achievements through Game Center
-Support for the 60beat controller
-Full support of iOS multi-tasking. Pause and resume your game where you left it
-Keeps track of settings and stats for any Game Center account that plays on the device.
-Full support for playing your own iTunes music as you play the game
Fantastic game play
It is just another dual stick shooter, but a great one. Enemies are smart and try to gang up on you and its really fun to get tied up in a corner and barely acrape through and blast your way put. Controls are as smooth and fluid as iOS can provide, and I love that the challenge ramps up pretty fast.
This title would benefit greatly from a soundtrack...please god not generic techno or stupid dub-step like everyone else does, but something perhaps reminiscent of the 16-bit era...perhaps a song selection of 8 to 10 tracks that just loop on shuffle forever as you play. That would make this game really stand out among the rest, which many only offer 1 song that very monotonously loops forever.
As it is right now, it's just you and the game, with no music to cheer you on. I can see why the developer chose this route, but the fun gameplay would do well to have a sound track. Great game and fun! Thank you!
I wanted to throw Annihilate some love, since it's a good game that hovers beneath the radar. The game won't wow you with fancy graphics. There is no soundtrack whatsoever. It's a minimalist dual stick shooter that makes up for in gameplay what it lacks in pizazz. The frame rate is rock solid and the intensity builds quickly.
I only dock the game a star because the virtual sticks are not able to be customized, which is a BIG omission in the world of dual sticks on touch screen devices. This makes it so the virtual sticks are high up on the sides of an iPad, with no way to place them lower on the screen where they should be. Couple this with the fact that the game has *never* been updated and you're left with a fun experience (on an iPhone) that SHOULD stand out as a hallmark shooter on iOS, but instead has slipped into obscurity as something that feels 90% finished due to a lack of support.
Worth the .99 cents to download without question, but keep expectations in line for an abandoned app.
Control issue - Please Fix
One simple update could make it so much better...if the ship would stop moving when not steering with the left control stick.
I think that's how every other dual stick shooter works. Why does the ship always ave to be moving? I like to hover, it's more control and adds a basic dimension.
I do really like how it auto pauses when not using the controls. I will try playing again after an update.
- Category: Games
- Released: Mar 27, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 7.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Owens Rodriguez
- © Owens Rodriguez
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.