By Little Guy Games Inc
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It’s the year 3042 and the ultimate form of entertainment is the Battle Blasters tournament which pits the world’s best fighters against each other in gun-blasting death matches. Take control of a roster of futuristic combatants trained in the art of armed conflict. To succeed you will need to determine your opponent’s fighting style, avoid their attacks and unleash your own devastating specials and combos.
Built with original artwork, unique character designs, and live recorded audio, Battle Blasters includes several gameplay modes and features:
• Campaign Mode - Battle your way through fearsome opponents across three difficulty levels. Unlock Supreme difficulty to compete against the elite Battle Blasters fighters.
• Multiplayer – Engage your friends in intense 1-on-1 battles on the same device!
• Bluetooth Local Multiplayer - play against your friends on different devices!
• Quickplay – Hone your skills against any fighter in the Battle Blaster tournament
• Facebook Leaderboards - Post your high scores to Facebook Leaderboards to compete against your friends and other Battle Blasters fighters across the world!
"...as I played and eventually conquered Battle Blasters, I began to finally understand what those fighting game fanatics were raving on about...Battle Blasters contains a hidden level of strategic depth that, once discovered, really changes the nature of the game."
"The addictive nature of the gameplay ensures Battle Blasters quite literally packs a punch... The single player potion of the game is a real challenge. While completing the game on the default Easy setting won't take you long, finishing it on Hard is no mean feat."
"The controls are easy and completely gesture-based... I had no control problems whatsoever, and the gestures were intuitive and easy to use."
"For a game as simple as it looks, Battle Blasters is a technical fighters dream. This is not just a game for the casual gamer... If you like fighting games, then Battle Blasters should be at the top of your list. Download this game now!"
"Battle Blasters is a very consistent effort that looks and plays equally well. While pretty satisfying when played for short bursts, those looking to master the game will be rewarded by the game’s subtle nuances... It offers a unique thrill that is easy to pick-up, but may be hard to put down."
Battle Blasters is an intense shooting/fighting experience for your iPhone or iPod Touch. It features six characters, each with their own unique fighting style, abilities, and special weapons. Whether human, robot, alien, or something in between, in Battle Blasters the only language is gunshots and the only currency is plasma and lasers.
What's New in Version 1.1
LOCAL BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER NOW AVAILABLE!
Play against your friends over bluetooth
+ same-device multiplayer control adjustments
Lots of skill and technique involved
I'd say that the skill and technique required is similar to Street Fighter. At first the moves and controls take a bit of getting used to, just like with fighting games, but once you've got it, each character has their subtle strengths and weaknesses that make this game very fun to play. This is no button-mashing game but rather takes some skill, thought, and a lot of gameplay to get good.
Just like Street Fighter, while playing against the computer is fun, where it will really shine is the multiplayer. Right now there's only bluetooth or hot-seat multiplayer (two players on one device), but I'm looking forward to the online play that they say is coming soon.
I think if you like fighters that take skill where button-mashing won't get you anywhere, this is something to try. There's a lite version which maybe you should check out first.
More depth that it seems at first glance
This is definitely a fun game; the combat system makes good use of the iPhone interface (no d-pads or fire buttons), and there's enough variety in the moves and attacks to keep things interesting -- it's a bit like a ranged-attack version of a Tekken or Soul Calibur. The presentation is very polished, with some of the better pixel art I've seen on the platform. Very much recommended.
BTW, anybody who asks for a "d-pad" for this game should just quit gaming on this platform. Get a PSP or a DS. D-pads have their place on some games, but the controls on Battle Blasters are spot on perfect.
I purchased this game based on the positive reviews, the screen shots, and the trailer on you tube. I am really enjoying this game! The gameplay is simple- choose from a handful of interesting characters to literally blast ur opponent into defeat. Controls are smooth and responsive. I disagree with those reviewers who feel a D-pad is necessary. It took me one go thru of the tutorial to get the controls.
Graphically 'Blasters' is visually impressive. Different fighting areas are well drawn and colored. Giving the game an underground grimey look. There is also a retro feel to the days of Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. Sounds, music, and efx are on point too.
Im playing on easy and it's anything but. Im glad the developer took the time to polish this game. In all areas I give 5 stars. This is the 1st game(app) on the iphone Ive paid $3 for and im satisfied. I wonder what is next from these guys?
Very Nice Job.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 18, 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 36.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Little Guy Games Inc
- © Little Guy Games 2009
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.