Price: $1.99 Score: 7/10 By S. Campbell
If you were ever a fan of the original Doom then this shooter from MOALAB is going to be right up your alley. The game-world’s equivalent of a musical ‘cover’, Doom’s Knight pays homage to its namesake in this iOS throwback to the 90’s classic.
The story goes something like this – it’s the future and you’re a space marine stationed on one of Mars’ moons. There’s some kind of teleportation experiment going on and suddenly your boring assignment descends quickly into chaos when hordes of evil demons start pouring into your base. After all of your buddies get killed it’s left to you – the sole survivor – to reclaim the base, and save Earth from imminent attack.
While Doom’s Knight looks much like the original Doom, it features 36 all new levels. Many of the weapons will be familiar, and there is a selection of firepower to collect throughout the game including a pistol, shotgun and chain gun as well as more powerful weapons like the rocket launcher and plasma rifle.
Navigating the game world is easy, with movement controlled on the left side of the screen by tapping and dragging. To shoot your weapon you just tap on the ‘fire’ icon on the right side of the screen. Tapping the chip icon in the top left corner accesses the map and the ‘M’ icon in the right corner takes you back to the menu.
There’s a multiplayer WiFi option if you get tired of despatching computer enemies on your own, as well as a number of difficulty levels to make things even more challenging.
Doom’s Knight is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.