Chillingo has released their new sci-fi shoot-'em-up Assault Squadron for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The fast action, side scrolling, top down, extravaganza is now available on the AppStore for $2.99.
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The Global Defense Force (GDF) reports that Earth is under attack by a hostile, unidentified vessel containing thousands of enemy craft. Striking with unwavering precision, the invasion destroys key defensive facilities to leave Earth and its inhabitants at the mercy of fearsome alien attackers.
You are a part of the Assault Squadron, an elite tactical space combat force dispatched by the Federal Alliance to defeat the alien enemy. Assault Squadron's explosive sci-fi missions and in-depth storyline will thrill shoot-'em-up fans and casual players as they battle to save the Earth.
- Four Unique Playable Ships: Each ship has its own stats and unique abilities with fully upgradable weapon systems.
- Stunning Firepower: Earn upgrades for an arsenal of devastating weaponry ranging from Vulcan Cannons and Spiral Grenades to Torpedo Missiles and Tri-Vortex Bombs.
- Extraordinary Boss Fights: Unique enemy bosses present a unique, intense challenge accompanied by thrilling cinematic cut scenes.Special Abilities and Explosive Combos: Discover special abilities to unleash devastating chain combo attacks and achieve leading high-scores.
- Jaw-Dropping Presentation: Experience shoot-'em-up gameplay the way it's meant to be played, with a custom-built graphics engine enabling seamless 60 frames-per-second action. Experience the action from all angles via intense top-down and side-scrolling levels.
- Gameplay Modes: Battle armadas of unique alien invaders in the story-based Campaign Mode, or dive into Arcade Mode and start fighting straight away!
- Four Different Control Types: Weave through enemies and attack with meticulous precision via one of four control methods including Touch 1:1, Touch 2.5:1, Tilt Control, and Virtual Joystick.
- Three Difficulty Settings: Different levels of difficulty ensure this game is an appealing challenge to players of any combat capability - from Casual through to the most extreme shoot-'em-up experience!
- Vibration Support: Feel every hit and enjoy every explosion via the vibration function as you are fully immersed in battle.
- Crystal Leaderboards and Achievements: Players can see how they compare to other fearless commanders around the world via a comprehensive scoring system, online leaderboards and achievements through Crystal!
- Licensed soundtrack: By psychedelic trance music artist, Psygone