App Review: iDroidsMania by Artificial Life, Inc.
iDroidsMania by Artificial Life, Inc. is a fun, unique platform game. You are HAXX, an iDroid that lives in iDroidOpia. You live a peaceful life until one day BAD RAMM steals your lovely wife and baby bots. You must travel through lands to save your family from being sold for scrap metal. Lucky for you, you have many utilities to help you on way.
To begin, you have a grappling hook and your ability to jump. To move your iDroid, you have two options: touch controls, and accelerometer. Throughout the lands, weapons are randomly scattered. Some of these weapons include: Zappers, Bombs, and Goo Shields. These weapons are used to help you defeat your enemies. On the right side of the screen are your controls to jump and use your weapon. To change which weapon you are wielding, tap the indicator at the top right of the screen until it displays your desired weapon. Your default weapon, grappling hook, hurts you and your enemies. This hook attaches itself to your enemy, and overloads their power source to destroy them. This takes away part of your energy (life). As your energy begins to get low, there are recharge stations every so often to charge your internal power source. Approach this rejuvenator and select the indicated icon to recharge. After a few seconds you will be top quality and will be ready to go take out some enemies. As you defeat enemies, you gain points.
As you travel through the levels, you will see your baby bots. To secure them, simply get near to them and they will follow you. Be aware of certain types of enemies that will scatter your bots. There are 11 levels overall with unique graphics and locations from the city, to the ocean, to the sewer. In arcade mode, you can play levels that you liked that you have previously beaten. Each of these locations has slightly different controls that are excellently presented at the beginning of each level. Throughout the game, there is occasionally a boss bad guy that you must defeat.
iDroids is a great game with excellent controls, well designed levels, and nice looking graphics. This is the perfect game for anybody looking for an old school platform game with a unique theme.
iDroidsMania is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Developer’s Website: http://www.artificial-life.com/alife/index.php