Travel Back in Time to WWII with Enemy Dawn

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Price: Free
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Enemy Dawn
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

New from Simplus Technologies Group, LLC, Enemy Dawn pits you against an army of tanks and airplanes in their World War II game.

Features:

Enemy Dawn is a side-scrolling shooter set during the World War II era. You’re a Polish soldier commanding a mobile rocket launcher that’s armed with a heavy-duty gun that is capable of taking down enemy airplanes and tanks.

Occasionally, you’ll even have an opportunity to fire an artillery strike on the enemies. However, you aren’t the only one armed in this game; of course the enemy tanks and airplanes are always shooting too.

With precision and proper aim, it is possible to shoot the airplane bombshells out of the sky. However, the mobile rocket launcher is incapable of shooting the tank’s artillery shells, thus making it impossible to avoid any of their fire.

This is rather frustrating since one of the game’s main objectives is based on surviving the enemies’ incoming shots. Overall, the controls for Enemy Dawn are rather complicated which makes the game a lot more difficult that it should be.

There are technically two control options for the game, but there isn’t much of a difference between the two. Enemy Dawn also lacks any way of saving game scores. Additionally, although the game features an option to connect to social media profiles, there isn’t any leaderboard or way of viewing previous scores for levels.

Appearance and Layout:

Enemy Dawn iPhone App Review

Enemy Dawn iPhone Game

The high point of Enemy Dawn is that is does offer good graphics and a unique artistic style. In fact the video that opens up the game does a terrific job of setting the stage for the WWII battle that you’re about to experience.

This challenging game features five levels with varying landscapes and locations that are very well designed to put you right in the action.

In fact, it is pretty satisfying when a launched artillery shell hits its target and subsequently explodes. In terms of layout, the menus were a bit odd and not very intuitively arranged.

For example, the “How to Play” section also included “Rate Us,” “Report a Bug,” and “Credits.” Also, after selecting a level, the game displays objectives, but instead of a “play” button there is a little red “x” and a “back” button. This isn’t a big issue, but it was rather confusing at first.

Value:

Enemy Dawn is free to download from the Apple App Store. The game incorporates advertisement videos that you can watch to earn credits, and after a short period you’re given the option to skip the video.

The free version of the game includes two levels. The second level is initially locked, but it can be unlocked if you reach a certain score in the first level.

However, I surpassed the 5,000 point limit on more than one occasion, but the second level never unlocked for me. Hopefully this bug will be fixed soon in a future update. The additional three levels can be unlocked for $0.99 each. However, at a total of nearly $3, this fee seems a bit steep for the amount of content Enemy Dawn has to offer.

Overall this game has tremendous potential and since it is free, it give you an opportunity to get familiar with it, without spending a penny, as the developer works to evolve it into a classic.

enemy qrEnemy Dawn iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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