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First Strike 1.3


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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

Translation issues corrected


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Customer Reviews

Major click fest

Game can be fun but can be infuriating due to it being a click fest most of the time. Basically if you choose a more difficult nation you can expect the computer players to primarily just launch missiles at you and you'll essentially just be clicking to keep your missiles re-upped plus having to defend territories that are building new missiles. It gets annoying. Also there are some end of game bugs where it doesn't record victories or defeats. Lastly sometimes inexplicably you won't be able to defend a site, you touch a territory and its options don't come up and so you just watch the missile hit your territory. All in all not a terrible game but also kind of brain dead clicking.

Needs Final Hour

This game is pretty good I must say, but it is lacking in comparison to its much more advanced twin on PC. There is really no reason why you can't bring Final Hour to IOS, so why not do it?

Also, maybe some nerfs and buffs need to be placed in on some of the super weapons. The Cobalt bomb, the Tsar bomb, the Laser Satellite, and the Air Defense Dome are all quite underwhelming when you compare them to the other, much better super weapons. The Stealth Bomber and the Infiltrator are a completely different story, as they are both game winners that your enemy can't do anything about. Basically it's "Tap a country, wait 5 seconds, this country is now dead/in your command, wait 5 seconds, repeat.

Good, but could be improved

I like it very much for its unique game design and easy to learn format, but:
1.It needs multiplayer. I think you could run a server every
~10 minutes where a multiplayer game is hosted of 6-12 players, one for every nation. At the beginning of the game, players create a nation in a random area of choice 2 nations large. There should be no attacking for one minute, and no time slowdown. The nation symbol is the # player they are (player 1, 2, etc.)

2.Diplomacy. Just like final hour. I don't need to say anything more.

3.Various countries should have more territory, or better tech, like USA should have Alaska and definitely should have ICBMs and war tech 1. Western Europe shouldn't include Italy, and some countries like Brazil say they have technology in the country selection menu but don't when they start in game.

4.More Countries/Alliances like NATO should be added and India&Pakistan should be separated

First Strike 1.3
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
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  • Size: 149 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

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

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