App Review: Warheads by Pangea Software

by Rob   on January 30, 2010
Filed under Daily App Reviews, Games

warheads8 300x200 App Review: Warheads by Pangea SoftwareFrom the makers of Enigmo, Enigmo 2, Cro-Mag Rally and many more great iPhone games Pangea has released Warheads to the iTunes App Store.  Warheads is a missile defense style game that we’ve been playing for the past couple of days and have been enjoying it.

As in most missile defense style games you must defend your base from incoming missiles by shooting them out of the sky.  You do this by touching the sky and your missile launcher will launch a missile to that location and explode.  It’s the explosion of your missile that will destroy the inbound warheads.  Warheads also has some slow falling bombs that are tied to parachutes, you must also take these out by hitting them with one of your SAM’s before they touch down as they pack a pretty big punch.

In one game you defend four base stations or sectors for which you rotate through on each wave of attacks.  As the waves progress, the attacks become harder and harder to defend against as they send more and more missiles, warheads or drop bombs faster and faster.  Furthermore, some of the incoming missiles start to seperate and turn into multiple missiles, making them that much harder to destroy before falling onto your base that you’re trying to defend.

Graphics are great with Warheads.  The entire UI feels very fluid like and the explosions of warheads (and you) are very well done.  Controls are simple, just touch the screen (sky) where you want one of your defensive missiles to strike and hopefully take out one or more incoming missiles or warheads.

Warheads is a fun game that keeps you rather panicked as you try, very quickly, to destroy the incoming missiles.  The games are usually kinda short (about 5 to 10 minutes) which is perfect for a mobile device and for when you have a few minutes to kill.  We recommend Warheads to anyone that likes shooter style games or missile defense style games or even for people looking for something that will give them some excitement for a short period of time.

What we liked: Fun and exciting game play, great graphics, simple controls, not a long duration game.
What we didn’t like: Some incoming missiles come in at an angle from the side of the screen – unless you are always watching that area these nearly always result in you losing one of your missile turrets.

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