App Review: Belowscape by MythPeople – An Asteroids Knockoff?
If you are familiar with the 80’s game Asteroids then Belowscape may look like a simple knock-off of that once-great game. However, Belowscape, while similar in appearance, is not the same game at all. It does share many similarities but if you are looking to relive your 80’s glory days at the arcade then keep looking. Having said that:
Belowscape by MythPeople is an awesome survival game and your goal is to simply stay alive. You are a triangle (a la Asteroids), whose only need is to destroy the other incoming shapes: squares, pentagons, circles, and triangles. But be aware. Some of these enemies multiply into smaller shapes before they are destroyed.
There are two game modes; Survival and Rush. In the survival mode, you must defend yourself by tilting the device to move, and touching the enemy to fire. You have three lives, making the game much longer. In rush mode, enemies fly at you from multiple directions, and you only have one life. Thus, the games are over pretty quickly.
If these controls do not work for you, tap the controls button on the options menu. You can choose four options for moving and shooting. They include Tilt, Touch, Left Joystick, and Right Joystick. You can even make both controls the same to make it easier. If you like to use the tilt feature, but not in the mood to sit up to play the game, calibrate. In the options menu you can change audio features and blur effects.
After your short-lived life, you can submit your score to the world wide scoreboard. This game is fun and challenging with a unique use of geometric shapes.
Belowscape is available in the iTunes App Store for $2.99.
Developer Website: http://www.belowscape.com
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