Pew Pew Land Piles on the Fun

Price: $.99   Score: 9/10   By Anna PapachristosPew Pew Land - Multiplay Defense Game

Perusing Apple’s App Store can be a rather daunting task.  With so many apps available, many claiming to offer the same thrills and conveniences, it quickly becomes difficult to tell which applications are worth your money and which are a waste.  Games are the trickiest of all the apps because there are so many, yet only a rare few stand out as different, innovative and promising.

With Pew Pew Land by Mobile Force, users will in fact find that this game is not only different and entertaining, but also unknowingly addictive.  (Trust me, most games bore me after the first level, but Pew Pew Land caused me to develop one of those glazed-over, intent looks that indicate I mean business.)

When playing Pew Pew Land, the gamers’ main goal is to defend the Pew Pews as an invasion of creep infiltrates their land.  Whether on arcade mode or endless mode, users must position weapons in various strategic spots all around the given level’s map in order to keep all the creep from reaching the end of their path and diminishing your life supply.

Pew Pew Land features 48 levels total, 13 of which are unlockable.  As you proceed, discover various upgradable weapons, as well as a diverse array of creeps, including the super huge boss.  For those having trouble clearing the maps alone, simply call in a friend for help!  What truly makes Pew Pew Land stand out is its Bluetooth multiplay capabilities.  Co-op mode allows two players running Pew Pew Land to work together to rid the world of creeps.  The main screen gives players the option to start arcade or endless mode as one player or two.

Upon first startup, users may also enable OpenFeint if they wish.  Those with a pre-existing account may simply login, while those new to OpenFeint may create an account or skip set-up altogether.  Here, users can keep track of various achievements as well as the global leaderboard.  Users may also connect their account to Facebook and Twitter here or broadcast their score on these two social networking sites when given the prompt at the end of each completed level.

But the one way Pew Pew Land immediately lets potential customers know that it is truly a worthwhile game is because it offers a Lite version for free.  Any developer who is sure they have a great game on their hands proves so by allowing users to test out the game with a free version, knowing that these players will love the game enough to buy the whole thing on the spot.  Confidence is a true sign that your money will not go wasted.

For a YouTube video demonstration, click here.  For a demonstration of endless mode, click here.

Pew Pew Land requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer in order to speed up the publication of this review.

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