Ghost City: iPhone App Video Review
Be prepared to make the town a little more ghost friendly, it is Ghost City after all. In this unique iPhone game from Ether IT Solutions it is your job to turn out the lights so ghost can make it safely through his new stomping grounds. He’s a bit sensitive to light, you see.
There are 45 challenging levels in this new ghost-friendly world. You will traverse them all, from the parking lot to the sea shore, into a series of underground tunnels and even the living room. Each scene must be completed at various levels of difficulty. You unlock levels as you go along.
Now might be a good time to ask, are you afraid of the dark? We hope not, because it’s time for lights out. Using a touch to fire mechanism, you will aim ricocheting shots to try to shoot out all the lights before running out of ammo. If you fail, a heart wrenching wail will spoil the peace as ghost tries to visit, but can’t because it isn’t dark.
While this is not the most original game we’ve ever seen, the spooky theme is certainly intense and interesting. The variety of levels and challenging shots keep it exciting, where other strategic shooters might lose a bit of steam.
Layout & Design:
Spooky is definitely the theme here. Every level in Ghost City is peppered with an eerie soundtrack, and some of the levels contain downright unnerving props. The design work is pretty straightforward, 2D and decidedly simple. One of our favorite game features is the option to view a projection line for your shot, which can make finding a trajectory a bit simpler as the game gets darker.
The price is most definitely right on this spooktacular shooter. Ghost City is available for just $.99 in the app market. That’s a pretty good deal for 45 levels of polished, light bulb destroying fun. If you’re not sure about the game, give it a try for free. The first 12 levels can be played free of charge by downloading Ghost City Lite, but trust us, you’re going to get hooked and want all the neat levels and settings. The creepiest props don’t appear until later in the game. Why not indulge that urge when the app just costs a buck?
The app does have some mild horror themes, and the ghostly shriek can be a bit unsettling. Ghost City might not be the ideal iPhone app for children under the age of 9, but its content is pretty tame. We wouldn’t worry about handing it to children over that age.
In the end, Ghost City is an amusing game with a titillating theme and some great effects. So if you like walking on the paranormal side, it’s time to visit Ghost City. Shivers available at no extra cost.
Ghost City iPhone app requires iOS 4.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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