Traditionally, apps created to coincide with a movie release have fallen a bit short. It’s not that developers aren’t working hard. It just seems like they are more concerned with garnering a little tie-in cash than putting a timeless app in our hands.
From the rubble rises a new hero, the Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty iPhone app. Sure, the app release fits perfectly with the new Captain America movie release. However, where other tie-in apps fall short Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty is an iPhone app that reaches for the stars.
During my Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty iPhone app review I quickly found myself leaping, sliding and, of course, beating up the occasional bad guy. The in-app tutorial quickly showed me that I was in for a bit more than a standard runner or a beat-em-up and run app.
When I heard an actual Marvel writer, Christos Gage, wrote the app’s story line I was instantly impressed. The Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty iPhone app does not take a verbatim story line from the movie, it’s something new.
Captain America, along with his faithful friend Peggy and a score of other characters, are out to save three commandos who have been taken behind enemy lines for by HYDRA’s leader, Red Skull.
You will leap, slide, smash, dash, destroy and otherwise kick some butt as you work your way through 24 challenging levels in three different settings. Each level has multiple routes through, hidden areas, and items to collect. The story grows richer and the action more demanding the further in you get.
Like I said, Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty iPhone app is no laughing matter. It’s actually an intelligent action adventure app with a lot to offer fans and the everyday gamer.
The savvy developers who put Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty together knew the golden rule when you are making an iPhone app: keep distracting buttons to a minimum, screen space is king.
There are literally two very unobtrusive buttons on the screen while you are playing, a pause button and a shield button. All other controls are done by your finger on the screen swiping up, down, left or right.
I do wish that the story line screens had a tap to continue or tap to hurry it up option. Although the custom drawn comic panels in them are pretty stunning, sometimes you just don’t have time to sit around enjoying all the little things.
There have been a few grumpy user reviews that mention the Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty iPhone app graphics do not function properly on elder iOS devices. It appears when the app was released people without the sufficient software version were able to download the app, which caused some confusion.
I can happily report that an iOS device with 4.0 will not have any issues with the app. It runs like a dream.
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty iPhone app is regularly priced $4.99, however it is available during a brief launch window for $.99. I think $.99 is a steal for the high quality of this app, and predict the app will still please fans at the higher price since it is so well made.
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
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