One of our favorite shooter games for the iPhone has been Minigore by Chillingo so we had to try it out for the iPad. Having played the iPhone version for many hours we were happy to see that the iPad version did not disappoint me. This dual joystick shooter’s translation onto the bigger screen is superb as it suits the platform very well. Read more
One of our favorite app producers – Chillingo – has launched their latest title Zombie Wonderland onto the iTunes App Store. Zombie Wonderland is another zombie shooter games but with a cool twist. You must defend your home from the invading zombies, bouncing from window to window to kill them before they enter and ultimately overtake you. The game features Crystal (Chillingo’s own social gaming platform) and has two gaming modes: story mode with 5 levels or endless mode. Initial reviews are promising in iTunes so this may be another winner…
Full press release below:
Zombie WonderlandZombie Wonderland is now available on the Apple App Store! Get ready! Grab your handy shotgun and your mop because the undead are coming! Residents of Niceville are terrified of the zombie infestation and there’s only one person they know who does house calls. Chuck the most qualified (and only) zombie cleaner in Niceville. Direct Chuck to take out those shuffling zombies in five different locations of Niceville – Oh, and no one likes a messy houseguest, so clean up those zombie guts!
Zombie Wonderland is the frenetic new undead blaster, where staying on top of your chores is as important as keeping both barrels trained on the next unwanted, zombie visitor. Fun, fast and engaging it plays like a defense shootem up in 3D. Be sure to strategize and manage your time as you run from window to window blasting the undead whilst cleaning up the mess left by the ones that got through. The residents of Niceville are depending on you – so LOCK and LOAD!
- Frantic Gameplay: Protect all possible entrances to the building and mop the floor (with the zombies and their guts respectively). You’ll need to strategize whom to attack and when because not all zombies are created equally. Tap the entrance for Chuck to move to and tap on zombies to unleash the bullets.
- The long and short of it: Play five-night story mode or just see how long you can survive in Endless play. In story mode unlock 5 different locations and spend 5 nights each defending the residents of Niceville.
- Four Different Zombie Types and Levels: Swat back Greenies, Greenies on fire, Grannie and Meanie zombie types. Remember some zombies shuffle more quickly than others!
- Upgrade Your Firepower: Unlock bigger more menacing weapons to cope with the escalating onslaught of brain hungry groaners. Borrow Aunt Lilly’s box of Super Slug bullets, mount a machine gun sentry on the window sill, and even upgrade your mop and bucket to a Gutvac super vacuum for those hard-to-shift blood stains.
Full Cyrstal Support: Beat challenges, win achievements and track your score on the global Crystal online leaderboards. You can even challenge your friends and submit your scores to Facebook and Twitter.
Full press release follows:
CHILLINGO CELEBRATES iPAD EUROPEAN LAUNCH
WITH NEW GAME AND UPDATES TO ITS POPULAR TITLES
Dominion HD App Debuts While Puzzler World XL and Ice Age Deluxe: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’ Apps Unveil New Game Features
San Francisco, CA and London, UK – May 28, 2010 – Leading downloadable game publisher, Chillingo, announced that in celebration of the iPad release in Europe, the company launched Dominion HD App, a tactical, risk-taking, world domination game. The company also revealed exciting new updates to its popular Puzzler World XL and Ice Age Deluxe: Dawn of Dinosaurs titles.
“We’re proud to have a total of 15 stellar titles and counting for the iPad,” said Johnny Coghlan, Chillingo’s Head of Publishing. “The international availability of the iPad enables us to introduce our games to an even wider audience who demand innovative, high-quality apps. We are confident that they will find exactly that throughout our new and existing game line-up.”
The following apps are available today and maximize the astonishing features of the iPad:
Dominion HD (Dot Matrix Interactive Design) – Conquer your enemies in this intense turn-based strategy game with one main goal: World Domination! Players will be familiar with its classic gameplay but thrilled to find modern twists. Local and online multiplayer options include rankings, asynchronous turns against competitors and the ability to have multiple games active at one time. $4.99
Ice Age Deluxe: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (20th Century Fox) – The Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs update is here! Experience the ingenious new world, Dinosaur Dusk, with 6 original levels comprised of new challenging puzzles! If you think you’re an expert, challenge yourself with these exciting new levels. $2.99
Puzzler World XL (Team 3 Games) – Delivering more than 1,000 premium, classic games for the iPad ranging from Hangman and Fitword to Link-A-Pix and Sudoku. The updated title brings brand new puzzles and a special UK version that features British-style crosswords and words from the British/English dictionary. $4.99
All of these apps are available from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore. Additional information and game trailers can be found at www.chillingo.com. Get up to date news from Chillingo by following twitter.com/Chillingo
Crystal is Chillingo’s premium social networking platform, offering complete customization, easy integration, Unity support, Facebook and Twitter integration, and a variety of game community features such as leaderboards, challenges and achievements. For more information about Crystal, please visit CrystalSDK.com.
Chillingo publishes innovative games and software for various platforms. Other hit iPhone and iPod touch titles include Angry Birds, Ravensword: The Fallen King, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Minigore, iDracula, Guerrilla Bob and Cash Cow. For more information about Chillingo please visit chillingo.com.
From the same producers as Minigore, Chillingo has delivered another dual joystick, top down shooter – Guerrilla Bob. We’ve been a big fan of Minigore when it came out last year so when Chillingo released this game, which is very similar, we were eager to take a look. Guerrilla Bob, with enhanced graphics and story mode gameplay makes for a fun and enjoyable iPhone gaming experience, even if you beat the game in less than an hour.
The first thing you will notice when you install Guerrilla Bob is that the 3D graphics are awesome. You are presented with a rich, 3D world of what looks like some Mexican village (complete with clothes lines!). There is a path down the center for you to follow and walk along and as you do you will encounter various enemies. Some enemies hide behind bunkers while others will come charging right at you, so you have to be on your toes. You can also go exploring, to some extent, behind the small-town buildings where you will likely find power-ups, health restores, other weapons and even more enemies. However, you’ll want to explore as much as you can because there’s almost always some type of power-up to help you out.
As previously mentioned, controls are via two virtual joysticks. One for moving Guerrilla Bob (you) and the other for controlling your chosen weapon. The dual joystick games are great since you can walk in one direction while shooting in another – a much needed feature when getting chased by one of the many super-enemies at the end of each level. Also, if you missed it, you can collect three different weapons: machine gun, rocket launcher and flame thrower. Each of these has it’s own advantage in different scenarios such as the flame thrower for close fighting, the rocket launcher for hitting enemies in bunkers (you can’t hit them with the machine gun) or the machine gun for well, just mowing them down!
Each level ends with a larger, harder to beat enemy that you must defeat in order to progress. However no worries since you start the game with a whopping 10 lives and there are more lives that you can collect if you’re looking for them. If you beat the last level then you unlock endurance mode where it’s pretty much just an onslaught of enemies. There’s even a surprise at the end of the last level, which is significantly harder to beat than all of the others (so save those lives).
I really like Guerrilla Bob. As mentioned, the graphics are great and the controls are good and the gameplay if fun and addicting. Our only complaint is that the game is pretty easy to beat but yet the price seems a little high ($2.99). I was able to beat all of the levels in less than an hour of total gameplay, so it’s pretty fast. However, that aside it is very fun and if you’re a fan of Minigore or some of the other top-down shooters then we highly recommend you checkout Guerrilla Bob.
What we liked: Excellent Graphics, dual joystick controls.
What we didn’t like: Relatively short overall game to beat, sometimes seemed difficult to aim.
Chillingo’s Black Friday Sale: Super Shock Football (Free!) and Secrets .. Mysterious Island ($0.99) [Updated]
Chillingo is proud to announce a Black Friday Sale! This Friday, you can get an amazing deal on two of its games:
Super Shock Football [iTunes Link] – GET IT FOR FREE THIS FRIDAY!
Secret of the Mysterious Island [iTunes link] – You will be able to get this great game for 0.99 USD for 24 hours …..
Updated: Adding the following for Chillingo:
Cocoto Kit for Kids [iTunes Link] is now $0.99
Defender Chronicles [iTunes Link] is now $0.99
We’ve known for a while that augmented reality apps were on their way. In fact, there’s been a few of them already hit the app store. However, Chillingo and Toyspring have teamed up to bring us the first augmented reality game. However, we haven’t had a chance yet to give it a go yet (hopefully in the next few days) so look for a review soon. The game is available now in the iTunes App Store for $2.99 and requires an iPhone 3GS (needs the compass). Some pics and a video follow the official press release:
Chillingo’s Arcade Reality Emerges Onto iPhone
For the First Time, Fight Alien Invaders Face-to-Face in the Real World Using Your iPhone.
United Kingdom, October 7, 2009 – Chillingo, the leading iPhone publisher, today announced that its groundbreaking shoot-‘em-up game, Arcade Reality, has released to Apple’s App Store. Developed by Toyspring, this augmented reality blaster is the first game of its kind for iPhone.
In Arcade Reality, videogame invaders from outer space are attacking the real world. These alien enemies fly around the player’s body in real-time, with laser beams and missiles attacking from every angle. The attackers are invisible to the human eye, but unbelievably they are now visible via the iPhone camera.
Multiple game modes and bonus levels are available including Arcade Reality, Infinite, and Asteroid Attack, while integrated sound effects and music bring players closer to the action than ever before as they battle aliens face-to-face. A variety of enemies must be defeated, including impressive boss characters with powerful special moves. Players can use power-ups including Rockets, Shields and more as they attempt to score high enough to enter then online Hall of Fame.
“Non-stop fun and activity is guaranteed in Arcade Reality,” said Johnny Coghlan, Head of Publishing for Chillingo. “This groundbreaking new game is perfect for gamers on the go, as it can be played anywhere by moving the iPhone around in real-time to spot and shoot alien enemies. No other shooter-‘em-up achieves such high-quality immersion and enjoyment.”
“This game is a fantastic combination of classic arcade shooter gameplay and real-world setting,” promised Szymon Ulatowski, CEO of Toyspring. “Enemies are everywhere, but skillful players can unlock devastating power-ups and intense bonus levels before they face fearsome alien bosses.”
Arcade Reality is available for iPhone via Apple’s App Store now, priced at USD$2.99.
Toyspring is an independent game developer, previously known for widely acclaimed Palm OS games.
We originally reported the release of Underground a few weeks ago and it wasn’t long until Chillingo hooked us up for a full review. We are typically pretty excited to get apps from Chillingo as they are well-known for publishing awesome apps. Hoping that Underground would be in the same category, we dug right in. Read on for our take… Read more
Today, Game publisher Chillingo has released their new title “Underground” to the app store. Underground is a side scrolling, 2D, shooter with great graffiti art. The game is available now for $3.99 in the iTunes App Store. The full press release is below:
Chillingo and Kinelco Bring 2D Survival Shooter – Underground to the Apple App Store
United Kingdom – September 16th, 2009 Chillingo, the leading iPhone publisher and game development studio Kinelco today announced the immediate availability of their fast-paced side scrolling shoot em up, Underground on Apple App Store.
Underground takes you on a journey with a graffiti artist through the underground transport system as you battle through his inner demons on a mission to rectify a previous art crime. Fight your way through a series of street art inspired levels and lift the curse that haunts their every move. Unfold the story as you stop at each beautifully 3d rendered station and get closer to the truth behind the myth. Classic 2d side scrolling shoot em up gameplay takes you between the stations and represents the thoughts and anxieties of our cursed artist as they make their way to their final destination.
The game uses the iPhone and iPod touch’s tilt and multi touch controls and multi-directional shooting action, using the touch screen. There are three difficulty levels: Easy, Hard and Impossible! You can explore over 60 different enemies with a vast range of behaviors and battle them with 11 different weapons.
The graffiti artwork in Underground is created by Mr Frames, who has previously been commissioned by the BBC, MTV and Royal Academy of Arts. Mr Frame’s contribution lends the game an air of authenticity that is bound to impress the graffiti community and iPhone owners alike. Finishing touch to the game is the immersive and original Hip Hop music score composed by Pp3d.
“Mr. Frames’ cutting-edge graffiti plus an original hip-hop music score from Pp3d are groundbreaking features in the shoot-‘em-up genre,” said Johnny Coghlan, Head of Publishing for Chillingo. “These elements combined with accessible but intense gameplay results in a game that will appeal to anyone with a genuine sense of style.”
“Underground is a solid shooter with a great story line, beautiful visuals. It’s fun to play and the varied enemies and powerups available will keep things fresh as you replay the story line,” “Paul Barnes of Kinelco Gamessaid, CEO of Kinelco.
Underground is available for $3.99 from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore
Chillingo Ltd is a publisher for innovative games and software for iPhone and iPod touch.
Kinelco is an independent iPhone development studio dedicated to creating high quality iPhone games.
Chillingo does a pretty good job at marketing the games in which they produce, and InkVaders also fell into that category. Since Chillingo has produced so many hit apps, we usually pay attention to them when they make an announcement. So when InkVaders came out, we were ready to give it a whirl. If you are or were/are a fan of Zombieville USA by Mika Mobile then you’ll love InkVaders by Games Faction / Chillingo. The two games are very similar in game play, controls and especially the gore factor.
InkVaders is a fast action shoot ‘em up game. You advance forward and kill aliens as they run up on you from both directions or are beamed down next to you. The more money you get, the bigger guns you can buy. However, be careful, using up your ammo will result in you having to change guns (usually to a smaller gun). As you walk along you can grab things out of the air that give you more money or pickup items from boxes (have to touch them) that give you various things such as ammo. To put the game into “Rush” mode (super fast paced) just pickup one of the boxes with an “R” on it (some of the “?” marked boxes will also contain a “Rush”).
Graphics in InkVaders is unique. I am reminded of paper-drawn cartoons where the foreground and background move at different speeds (to provide depth) but with obvious paper edges. However, I should stress, while they look cartooney they are super cool. I found the graphics pleasing and fun and definitely added to the appeal of the game.
Controls are easy. Since you are on a single plane and you advance forward/backward and fire or run the jet-pack there are limited controls. You guessed it, forward/backwards/fire/jet-pak. There’s also a weapon select in the top corner and a pause button. Pressing the jet-pack button will allow you to do little ‘flights’ so that you can grab things flying in the air (give you money).
Upgrading guns or buying ammo only occurs when you come across a vending machine. When you get there, touch the vending maching to go into purchase mode where you can select from more advanced guns (providing you have the money), ammo, health and fuel for the jet pack. Since vending machines only come across every once in a while you must be ready to buy when they do. Likewise, if you run out of ammo you’ll have to wait to buy more, so hopefully you have another weapon and ammo for it.
InkVaders by Games Faction / Chillingo is a fun, fast-paced, action, shooter game that will keep your interest and excitement going. Whenever I start playing it I have a hard time putting it down. If you like shoot ‘em up style games then you can’t go wrong with InkVaders. When we last checked the game was on sale for $0.99, so hurry and get it before the price goes back up!
If you’re a fan of the classic game Asteriods from the 80’s, but you’ve been looking for an updated version then look no further. cs.one is a great line-art, space shooter game that will have you asking for more. I’ve been playing circuit_strike.one off and on for a couple of weeks now and every time I play it I learn something new of the game. The game is intriguing with cool graphics and upbeat music that keeps you going.
Like Asteroids, you are a small space ship and you fly around shooting the objects that come at you. There are several of them, even some that will shoot back at you. The main idea of cs:one is to score as many points as you can. You have three lives, once you’ve lost them all the game is over. Each level is a large, open area divided into cells. You can cross from cell to cell. Your enemies are scattered all around each cell. There are no boundaries so you can keep flying and shooting up the enemies. To move on to the next level, you must destroy the power supplies which are generating the shields that protect the data.core. After you have eliminated all of the power supplies the shields will drop and you will have 30 seconds to destroy the data core. Destroying the data core progresses the game forward.
There are three different types of controls: easy, dual stick and advanced. The easy controls are pretty much exactly like the classic game Asteroids. You have acceleration, fire and a thumb-pad for direction. Dual stick gives you two thumb pads, one for direction of movement the other for direction of fire. Advanced is the hardest to get used to. Other than fire and thrust, the direction change control could be anywhere on the left of the screen – it’s all relative to the first touch of your left thumb. From there you simply move it left or right to steer. Of the three different types of controls I found the dual stick to be the best, since it allowed me to fly in one direction while shooting in another. Also, shake your device to active slow motion mode to give you an extra edge over the enemy.
circuit_strike.one has excellent music integration. When you start up the game you can select either iPod or cs.one as your music. Selecting iPod allows you to pick some of your own music that you have loaded (Breath, by Nickelback worked well!). However, the music included with cs:one is excellent. It is upbeat and keeps you jazzed, it is also nicely integrated into the game (slows when the time slows, etc). I’d recommend you play the first few games with the cs:one music before moving to your own, it’s just a better game experience.
I have a couple of complaints with cs:one. For starters, you must read the instructions to really know what you are supposed to do in the game. Yeah, I know, this isn’t much of a complaint but how often do people really read instruction? Hardly ever. The graphics, while excellent, need some improvement. It is quite difficult to see the laser that you shoot, so it is often hard to track which direction you are shooting.
circuit_strike.one is a great space shooter game with excellent line-art graphics. I love the music integration that keeps you pumped and going after the enemy. I’d recommend cs.one to anyone looking for a game that gives you a lot of action in a short period of time. Whether you’re looking for an action game for those periodic gaming moments or something you can play for an extended period cs:one can fill the need.