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.
With other sniper based games already in the app store, Shooter comes out and takes a shot at them all. Shooter is a new movie based sniper game by Paramount Digital Entertainment and is probably the best first person shooter style game for the iPhone today. As the sniper, you start each level with a mission briefing. From there you pick your weapon and what attachments you want on it. Then you proceed to the mission site and are ready to begin.
Bob Lee Swagger was accused of attempting to assassinate the President of the United States. Now he is trying to earn back his reputation and clear his name by completing dangerous tasks and taking out his enemies.
To start out the level you go into binocular view and follow the indicators to the set location. Once you have found the location, you then press a button that will bring out your gun and zoom into the enemies. From there you try to eliminate all of the enemies as quickly as possible. To steady your gun for a limited time, you can press a button to hold your breath. To reload your gun, just slide the bar located in the bottom right of the screen. Your health indicator is on the right side of your scope. If your health gauge hits the bottom then you fail the mission, and have to restart from the beginning of the mission. There are two modes, story mode and arcade mode.
In story mode, there are 30 detailed missions with fantastic graphics and moveability. The level terrains include the desert, the city, the forest, the mountain, and the snow. Besides just sniping enemies, you also defuse mines, and even destroy heavy artillery such as military jeeps. There are even nighttime missions that are played using night vision. As you get farther in the game there gets to be bosses. Each time you defeat a boss you get a reward or medal.
In arcade mode, you can skip the story line and immediately play your favorite levels. Before the arcade mode becomes available, you must complete the story mode for the level that you wish to play. In the arcade mode there are also two training levels to help you become more accurate in your shooting. This mode is perfect for those times when you just have a couple of minutes to experience some real fun.
If you like first person shooters, or the sniper based games already then you’ll love Shooter.
Shooter is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.
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