By Clockwork Pixels
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Awarded 90% on Touch Arcade and 148 Apps! Battle your way around 100's of massive 3D asteroids, fighting hostile aliens and protecting remote mining colonies.
Watch out for orbiting chunks of rock, blast them into oblivion before they destroy the mining colonies. Try to stay on the sunlit side as much as possible, the dark side of these asteroids can be pitch black and full of danger. Luckily your ship is equipped with headlights!
- Fly around massive asteroids in glorious 3D.
- 100's of fast paced levels packed with aliens.
- Ten awesome power ups of mass destruction.
- Share your progress across devices via iCloud.
- Full Retina support, including 4-inch displays.
- Game Center support & achievements.
- Configurable dual stick controls.
A single In-App Purchase is available to unlock an additional two game modes (Missions & Survival). This also equips your ship with smart bombs, ideal for when things get a bit scary!
Darkside is Retina display ready, on both the iPad & iPhone/iPod Touch and features configurable dual stick controls and Game Center support for scores and achievements!
iPad players can use the 'Joypad Game Controller' app to play Darkside using an iPod Touch or iPhone!
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"The game’s visuals are, quite simply, awesome. Each planet is highly detailed and every weapon and explosion is a dazzling treat of lighting and particle effects. I would have unequivocally recommended Darkside if it cost any reasonable amount. However, considering you can download it for free, you have no excuse not to check out this most excellent arcade shooter." : Touch Arcade : 90%
"This is a fantastic twin-stick shooter, both in its free and paid versions, and if you have any kind of love for the genre then it cannot be resisted. With 100 missions to play through, and indeed missions which are challenging right from the off, Darkside is absolutely ravenous for attention." : 148 Apps : 90%
"With the use of lighting and particle effects, this is a feast for the eyes. With no barrier to entry, and no in-app purchase design model, it's easy to recommend Darkside to all fans of arcade games and twin-stick shooters." : AppSpy : 80%
"Darkside is a great-looking game, the glittering light show of explosions and weapons fire is a sight to behold." : Pocket Gamer : 80%
"Darkside is a wonderfully smooth game, with some breath-taking nebula backdrops and barely a drop in the frame-rate, even when the action is at its most frantic. There's an awful lot to love about Darkside!" : Modojo : 90%
"Get the free arcade mode. Play it for a few minutes. Shove your eyes back into your head. Buy the full game." : Arcade Life : 95%
"It's great for a quick dose of asteroid blasting and the mission mode provides a good balance to the game which should keep you coming back for more." : AppGamer : 80%
"The graphics are amazingly detailed. My thumbs are still hurting from all the dual-stick gaming I played! This game is fantastic." : App Advice : 100%
"A brilliant shoot em up that is surprisingly tactical and full of depth." : The Smart Phone App Review : 91%
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"The graphics are beautiful, and the lighting fantastic, on the new iPad this is a gem."
"All in all the game is a little diamond and for sure, great eye candy! The unlock price makes this game a steal."
"The gameplay is like things you've played, and yet not really like anything you've played. It's hard to explain, which is frankly a very good thing!"
"The arcade mode is one of the nicest shoot'em'up style games I've played in a while."
"This game offers a true and very enjoyable arcade experience with drop dead eye popping graphics that you'll drool over. Awesome fun!"
What's New in Version 1.10.1
iOS 7 compatibility tweaks.
marred by nagware
This game might be fun, except that between each level, it pops up an ad for another game or the full game that makes it too easy to accidentally hit and leave the app. After 7 levels, with each midlevel break nagging me to spend more money, and trying to get me to accidentally click ad links, I deleted it. It might be a decent enough game, but nagware that borders on deception that destroys all sense of immersion and fun is where I draw the line. I will never even consider trying another app made by this dev. — the ads are that bad.
Almost a great game
I have only 1 complaint for the creator. In a game with 100 levels, level 40 should NOT be impossible to beat! I've played the level about 100 times and it is virtually impossible! I'll bet the only person to get past forty is the creator! There should be a easy or for beginners level!
You guys dropped the ball!
Love the game
Nagware was intrusive not not enough to keep me from playing big this game. Simple concept done very well. The graphics are very good too. $2 is a small price to pay to remove the ads and gain access to more fun. Money well spent!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 26, 2013
- Version: 1.10.1
- Size: 26.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Clockwork Pixels Ltd
- © Clockwork Pixels Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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- Full Version$1.99