Now this makes a nice change. Fullblast by UFO Crash Games isn’t a game that rips you off or costs you a fortune to play. Yep back to the way mobile games should be! Download a free demo and if you like the game, £1.49 and you have the whole game with no hidden extras, no buying lives. About blooming time. 🙂
Controls have been thought through well and you are offered a choice (nicely, no assuming going on here) Relative control, Inertia, Touch Control (My Favourite) and iCade. In Settings, you can set the quality of your graphics depending on the power of your IOS device and (now, I like this a lot…..) you can even set the difficulty (Easy for me). Sound wise, there is a pumping rock track to keep you in the mood. So how does it play? Very nicely……..
The gameplay is very smooth, controls are very responsive and the graphics all work well. I particularly like the “BOOM” graphic when a ship blows up. 🙂 . Difficulty curve seams about right and you can collect upgrades for your ship along the way. My only gripe is that if you quit the game and choose the next level for you to play later, you lose all your power-ups. It would have been nice if you could keep your upgrades. The same is true if you lose a life in the game. From a casual gamer’s point of view, we need all the help we can get. Also, more varied scenery would be nice.
All in all, I would recommend this game if you like old school shooters even if it only to support developers who keep to the old values and don’t try to rip the player off every other level.
iCade support for FullBlast
- FREE Atari Greatest Hits app with one free game (downloads via App Store)
- Play Atari classics like Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone (sold separately)
- Works with 500+ games
- Classic wooden cabinet perfectly sized for iPad
- Authentic, full-sized controls for a genuine arcade experience
- High-quality iPad-cradle specifically designed for a safe, secure fit
- Retro cabinet design that is fun, nostalgic and great-looking
- iCADE game cabinet with built-in joystick & buttons
- Instruction manual
- Quick-start guide
- 2 AA Batteries