AstroWings3: iPhone Written App Review
Looking for some shoot-em-up fun? Then you just might be up to the challenge of taking on AstroWings3: Icarus. In the third installment of this guns-blazing series of games from M2m entgame, it really is gods versus machines. You play as Athena, Ares or Poseidon, and pilot your ship through outer space, dodging bullets and taking out the baddies as you go. Let’s see how the latest title stacks up.
Since the initial inception of this game, AstroWings has always been about the gun fire. And AstroWings3 is no exception. This title is like a game of Asteroid all grown up and hyped up with pumping music and super-sharp graphics. There’s so much going on in this game that it’s hard to believe.
In addition to a cool background story and never-ending gun action, AstroWings3 has an expansive system of updates and customization. You can access new weapons, aircraft, defenses and more as you navigate through these hostile skies. Personally, I found AstroWings3 a bit difficult to master, at least right away. This is the kind of game you’ll have to play for a bit to get a good feel for the gameplay, if you haven’t already exposed yourself to the initial titles.
Despite my reservations, it’s easy to see why this game shot to number 1 in Korea, and has charted around the world. AstroWings3 is just plain fun to dig into, and so lively and full of action that you can play for 15 minutes at a time, and then start wondering where the time’s gone. It also expands with three levels of difficulty for even more fun.
Layout & Design:
I’m really impressed with AstroWings3’s clean, crisp graphics. And there are a lot of them. The game seems to have a never ending supply of new ships to combat, and the game’s slick soundtrack, vibrant colors and laser-hot gun show definitely impress.
I was a bit disappointed in the AstroWings3 pricing structure. If you want to start the game as Ares or Posidon, ships with different strengths than Athena, you have to fork over a buck to gain access to the base ship, which is kinda lame. However, the devs are giving new players 3,000 coins to start with, so you can easily add a few upgrades to your ship before you shove off into the hostile skies.
After about half an hour of playing or so, I made good progress in AstroWings3, and I can say that this is the sort of game I could see myself coming back to again and again, making it a bit further every time and figuring out the best way to clear my enemies at all costs.
AstroWings3 is a super solid app, and it’s available for just a buck. That’s a great value for mobile gamers everywhere. We highly recommend checking out AstroWings3: Icarus next time you’re jonesing for a new game.
AstroWings3: Icarus iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 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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