Suspect in Sight! Anniversary Edition
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Suspect in Sight! Anniversary Edition is a spanking new release from Jujubee and earns its stripes within the first few minutes of gameplay. For gamers who demand fast-paced, cops and robbers-esque action, this app is an absolutely must have. At only $0.99, and with a huge plethora of in-app add-ons and levels, you’re sure to find enough excitement to keep you glued to the screen.
This Anniversary Edition of Suspect in Sight has 30 missions spread across 3 cities; Miami, New York and Los Angeles. The user selects from four helicopters, and sets out over the city to catch the deviant speeders cruising along the highway.
You can enter the “Cop Shop” to purchase additional items, like speed increasers and XP multipliers, or progress normally through the levels by capturing wave after wave of criminal. Once you get to level 5 (of 10) you move your hunt for criminals to New York. Finally, as you gain mastery of the game, you move to Los Angeles, where the fastest criminals of all await.
The game measures your points, the wave of criminal you’re currently capturing (they come in batches) and how many suspects you’ve gotten in all. Earn more points by capturing criminals quicker, and earn bonuses and multipliers by knocking out suspects in a row.
Concept and Functionality:
The gameplay and theme of Suspect in Sight is actually through the roof. There’s literally no way to get bored here, since as soon as you lock in on a criminal, there’s about ten new ones to catch. The user soars through the air by tilting the screen, and spots criminal cars that are red. After identifying the criminal, your cop buddies on the street will head over to try to knock the violator out of commission.
The clock starts as soon as you lock onto your first target, so you’ve got to be quick.
The graphics here are excellent, 3D renderings of cityscapes and surrounding oceans capture the essence of the city, and add to the excitement of dynamic gameplay. The only problem here is with the sensitivity of the tilt screen. While you can adjust the sensitivity while using iOS, the screen tends to flip around during intense gameplay.
You must tilt forward to move faster, but this same motion often flips the screen around. The user can adjust accordingly, but this does subtract from the general fluidity of gameplay.
This game is well worth the purchase, and is immensely entertaining. One of the major flaws of most iPhone games, is that the initial purchase is exciting and enough to keep you playing for a few days or so, but you usually beat the game and move onto the next after exhausting whatever challenges were presented.
In Suspect in Sight!, however, the XP upgrades provide increasing difficulty of catching criminals and level changes so this game does an excellent job of maintaining excitement throughout. We definitely recommend speeding over to the app store and picking this one up right away.
Suspect in Sight! Anniversary Edition is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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