One of our favorite iPhone games ever has just got a version 3.0 update and with this downloadable content that includes both new ships and levels. If you have missed our previous post on Infinity Gene you can read it here. Here is just a little snippet of what we thought about it:
The graphics are fantastic. Retro-vector just adds to the feel of fast paced modern shooter. The pace is just right, not too fast nor too slow, progression feeds sense of success and I just can’t put it down.
What’s included in the Ver. 3.0.0
1. Enjoy the game like a side-scrolling shooter by turning your device sideways and switching to horizontal display mode!
2. Your “OPTION” ship appears by filling your Evolution Gauge during gameplay.
3. Download ships and unique stages based on DARIUS, NIGHT STRIKER, METAL BLACK and other arcade classics!
At $1.99 a pop, the 3 upgrades may be considered somewhat expensive, costing you a total $10.96 (!) for the whole game. If you haven’t played the game before, it’s a must regardless. If you like it, like we do, you won’t think twice about downloading extra content. The basic install should keep you going for hours anyway or just try the lite version available here instead (itunes link).
That legendary shooter, “Space Invaders” has evolved once again with an unprecedented new system!
The game starts off looking like the classic “Space Invaders”. But the more you play, the more the game “evolves”. Unlock new stages and new system features for a whole new shooting game experience!
Developer: TAITO Corporation
- Space Invaders Infinity Gene [iPhone] Space Invaders Infinity Gene is now in the AppStore! Exactly what we hoped for, the game is absolutely incredible. I have now reached sector 3 and the game is getting seriously more difficult. I have collected three weapons; rapid fire, seeker and wave and for now feel most conformable with the first. I can see how other weapons will be more useful later but we'll see as we go. The graphics are fantastic. Retro-vector just adds to the feel of fast paced modern shooter. The pace is just right, not too fast nor too slow, progression feeds sense of success and I just can't put it down. Seems like this is not going to be a particulary productive day, and no, I don't get paid to play games, unfortunately. I can comfortably say Infinity Gene has just become on of my top 10 games for the iPhone! Get it! An absolute must! Why are you still reading this? =] That legendary shooter, "Space Invaders" has evolved once again with an unprecedented new system! The game starts off looking like the classic "Space Invaders". But the more you play, the more the game "evolves". Unlock new stages and new system features for a whole new shooting game experience! How your game evolves is entirely up to you!!! Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $4.99 Developer: TAITO Corporation Space Invaders Infinity Gene [iPhone] from CreativeApplications.Net on […]
- Space Invaders Infinity Gene [iPhone] Guys at Taito Corporation have just posted a video of their upcoming Space Invaders Infinity Gene shooter for the iPhone. The game has originally been developed for the Japanese mobile phones market but only few days ago they announced iPhone version currently in development. Vector-sharp retro-future take on the series (Brandon Boyer)Â Infinity Gene looks incredible (see video). If you are a fan of the original series or the more recentÂ Eliss aesthetic (my favorite iPhone game), you will love this. Game also includes some of the 3.0 software features such as being able to load you own music tracks whilst playing. Taito + Facebook Page + Twitter The company was founded in 1953 by a Russian businessman named Michael Kogan as Taito Trading Company (æ ªå¼ä¼šç¤¾å¤ªæ±è²¿æ˜“kabushikigaisha taitÅ bÅeki?). Taito started out importing and distributing vending machines. Later, they began leasing jukeboxes and they eventually started to manufacture their own. Taito has had a big influence on the course of videogame history, developing some very innovative games.Â Space Invaders is probably the most notable, but games such asÂ Qix,Â Bubble Bobble,Â Jungle Hunt,Â Elevator Action,Â Puzznic,Â Operation Wolf andPuzzle Bobble also introduced unique and innovative gameplay ideas. […]
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- Commodore 64 [iPhone] Not available just yet but Commodore64 emulator for the iPhone has now been submitted approved and available in the AppStore. If you don't belong to the generator of C64, it is the best-selling single personal computer of all time, with over 30 million units sold worldwide. I owned one myself and i still remember much of the wonderful first experience playing video games for the first time. Soon, you will be able Now you can play C64 games on your iPhone thanks to the great looking c64iPhone. Since the release of 3.0 for the iPhone, it appears that the app may want to utilize in game purchases, but not sure. For the time being, you get 5 great games for free. KEY FEATURES: - Full speed, Commodore 64 emulator - SID sound emulation - Auto-save, to continue exactly where you left off - Realistic joystick and beautifully crafted C64 keyboard - Portrait and Landscape play - Vertical and Fullscreen gaming (auto rotate for iPod users) - and much more... + 5 GREAT GAMES FOR FREE With Commodore 64 youÂ´ll get 5 great games for FREE to get you started: Dragons Den, Le Mans, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck and Jack Attack. See more gamesÂ here If you would like to get an e-mail when itÂ´s ready for download, you can sign up to their newsletterÂ here and make sure you also check out the site with many more app screens. Commodore 64 for iPhone is officially licensed trough Commodore Gamin B.V. - published and developed by Kiloo and Manomio. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $4.99 Developer: Manomio […]
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