By Chillingo Ltd
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Welcome to Assault Squadron, an explosive and fast-moving sci-fi shoot-‘em-up. The Binary Mill and Chillingo redefine bullet-hell blasters in the iPhone's hottest arcade shmup extravaganza.
The Global Defense Force reports that Earth is under attack by a hostile, unidentified vessel containing thousands of enemy craft. Striking with unwavering precision, the invasion destroys key defensive facilities to leave Earth and its inhabitants at the mercy of fearsome alien attackers.
You are a part of the Assault Squadron; an elite tactical space combat force dispatched by the Federal Alliance to defeat the alien enemy. Assault Squadron’s explosive sci-fi missions and in-depth storyline will thrill shoot-‘em-up fans and casual players alike as they battle to save the Earth.
SlideToPlay: Perfect 4/4 Rating - “Assault Squadron is one of the best-looking and best-playing shooters on the App Store!”
TouchArcade: “Assault Squadron is a "bullet hell" shooter that's particularly striking for the insane frame rate at which it runs - a solid 60 FPS!”
Geek.com: “Assault Squadron, a visually stunning iPhone shooter”
Appmodo: “Assault Squadron can easily be considered as the best top-down shooter. It has tons of shooting, 2 game modes that provides hours of gameplay, an amazing frame-rate that makes animations first class, and cinematics that will throw you straight into the scene.”
- Added Relative Touch Controls
- Increased ship movement speed
- Increased point bonus for completing a level without dying or being hit
FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE, UPGRADABLE SHIPS
Each ship has its own stats and unique abilities with fully upgradable weapon systems ranging from Vulcan Cannons and Spiral Grenades to Torpedo Missiles and Tri-Vortex Bombs.
ADRENALINE-POWERED SPECIAL ABILITIES AND EXPLOSIVE COMBOS
Discover special abilities to unleash devastating chain combo attacks and achieve world-beating high-scores.
Experience shoot-‘em-up gameplay the way it’s meant to be played with a custom-built graphics engine enabling seamless 60 frames-per-second action, presented in both top-down and side-scrolling perspectives with epic cinematics.
NON-STOP ACTION AND DISCOVERY
Battle armadas of unique alien invaders in the story-based Campaign Mode and unlock Arcade Mode to jump right into the action anytime! And don't forget to power up your ship ready for the action-packed boss battles!
Feel every hit and enjoy every explosion via the vibration function as you are fully immersed in bullet-hell battle, and take to the war-torn skies using touch, tilt, or virtual joystick controls.
CRYSTAL LEADERBOARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Players can see how they compare to other fearless commanders around the world via a comprehensive scoring system, online leaderboards and achievements through Crystal!
By psychedelic trance artist, Psygone.
What's New in Version 1.2.3
- Fixed vibration bug
- Fixed minor control bug
- Fixed vibration option incorrectly appearing on iPad
- Optimized video playback on older devices
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This game puts a completely unique twist on the standard arcade genre of Top-Down Shooters that the Raiden X series perfected, with its transition between the traditional over-head and side views. The Ships are well balanced and the style of the enemies movements was well planned. The method of weapon upgrades was very clever, and I appreciated how the 'continue' system worked. The storyline is overall very standard with all games in this genre, whether it be "Active Lancer," "Raiden X," or "Assault Squadron," bit that's the beauty of it. It continually keeps that Retro feel to it that everyone loves. The cutscenes. Oh man, wow. You guys went all out on those, they were the cherry on top of this grand old ice cream sunday. Good job guys. Why you ever allowed this to be the free app of the day I'll never know, but with the amount of effort you put into this you definitely deserve the money you sell this game for. Wow.
The best shooter available
If you see any negative reviews be assured that they are highly suspicious because every aspect of this game is nearly perfect.
Ever had a hard time maneuvering around with thumb or clearly being able to see current health/enemy health/etc? Not in this game, the unique "thumb control" mode makes sending your ship into any area of the screen precisely and instantly as simple as how fast/much you move your thumb.
Whoever wrote this game/soundtrack/story loved it a lot and had a lot of experience doing it right and it shows. My favorite iPhone game ever purchased. Hell, favorite action/scroller/2d game purchased period on any device/console.
Beware if you're not a lefty...
Everything about this game is top-notch except the controls.
The buttons are layed out in a way that almost seems intentionally awkward. For example, if you use your right hand to steer the ship (as most right-handed folks would be apt to do), all the buttons for bombs and special weapons are hidden by your hand, as theyre all lined up along the right side of the screen, while your hand has to be in the center of the screen to control the ship.
So if you want to drop a bomb, charge a weapon, or even check how much ammo you have left, you literally have to move your hand off the controls. In a frantic arcade shooter, i think its obvious why thats a bad thing.
On the upside, if you're a lefty, it looks like everything is positioned just right for you!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 02, 2010
- Version: 1.2.3
- Size: 204 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Chillingo Ltd
- © (c) 2010 The Binary Mill.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.