Isotope: A Space Shooter
By Affogato LLC
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"Isotope probably has more content than any other shooter and is one of the most addicting iPhone games that I’ve ever played." - 148Apps
"Isotope Lite: A Space Shooter" - A "Must Get" Game" - TouchArcade
"If you haven’t yet, please please please get Isotope" - TouchMyApps
"Isotope is a fully featured, visually stunning twin-stick shooter that blends intense action with a rare depth and complexity." - SlideToPlay
"You should change the name from “Isotope: A Space Shooter” to “Isotope: THE Space Shooter”." - Appversity
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Isotope is a retro arena shooter with RPG elements that add strategy and depth to the game. We have spent a lot of time making sure that Isotope is one of the most intense games on the iphone. Isotope maintains a steady 30 frames per second with hundreds of enemies, bullets and effects on screen. If you enjoy shooters like Geometry Wars or Robotron, check out Isotope!
- Fast and Frenetic gameplay with tons of enemy mobs.
- A Full Campaign Mode with over 30 missions.
- Earn credits from missions and spend them in the store to expand your arsenal of ships, modules, abilities and satellites.
- 40 different ships to purchase and level up.
- Purchase and equip modules to increase your ship's effectiveness.
- Use abilities like mega laser, blackhole and time stop to turn the tide in battle.
- Equip satellites and have them fight by your side.
- Take your leveled-up ship and compete in survival mode with online leaderboards.
- Play the game exactly how you want to play it with 5 different control schemes
What's New in Version 1.5.2
Fixed rendering bugs seen on the iPad
This is EASILY the best dual-stick shooter I've yet played. It has an extra RPG feel to it, as you can gain XP and level up, as well as gain money to buy power-ups.
The controls are very well executed. By default, each stick repositions itself to wherever you put your finger, and stays there until you lift your finger. You can keep your fingers anywhere you want, even the center of the screen, if you like to block your view that way. You can also change it so the stick moves with your finger if you move outside the initial edge.
Surprisingly, it also has a campaign mode. In this campaign, you play a series of levels. In each level, there's a series of rooms. When you reach each room, you fight a few waves of enemies, then move to the next. Some levels have bosses at the end.
The graphics are also very well done. It has a very consistant graphic theme, and runs very smoothly. I'm even using an old piece-o-crap iPhone 1, and I still have no problems with framerate.
My only real complaint is that you have to level up each ship individually. You begin with one basic ship that has fairly low stat caps. You can buy ships with higher stat caps as you go, but each (as far as I've seen) begins with minimum stats.
In summary: For only two clams, TOTALLY WORTH IT! Great dual-stick shooter, it'll keep my occupied for hours to come.
Awesome, but a shame...
I was flipping through my games today and decided to give this one another go after sooo long. It could sure use a little TLC after all this time. Flawless little shooter with incredible polish and depth. It feels a little incomplete though, and for a little while it seemed like content updates were coming.. but this game was one of the first I ever downloaded, once-upon-a-time. I still think it's a great game, and 100% deserving of the 5 stars I still give it. I'd just like to see it get the attention it deserves. Obviously a talented game designer/writer/creator/programmer here. Should be a cakewalk to update this gem to fit some of the new screens. And while you're at it (while I'm wishing on a star), make us an IAP add-on. :)
Update to iPhone works!
Great game! Great sounds! Great graphics! Great explosions! Great update! Love the upgrades. One of the first games I spent money on, couple of years ago. One of the iphone updates screwed up some rendering, but now that's fixed. Deleted from my phone, then, so lost all my progress. Now I need to start all over again. But, I don't mind, so much. Each ship needs to accumulate experience, anyways. Love how the ship is small, compared to other dual-stick shooters, so lots of action fits on the screen. It's just fun!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 20, 2010
- Version: 1.5.2
- Size: 11.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Affogato LLC
- © 2009 Courtland Idstrom and Peter Ju
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.