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Mission Europa - Live Hands-On Preview

By , on March 3, 2011

Today we've got a special treat as Ryan Mitchell, the developer of Mission Europa has given us a sneak-peek at this upcoming title. I say 'special treat' because it's not often something this comprehensive makes its way on to the App Store and anyone craving something more substantial than the usual bite-sized games might want to take note of this title.

The game itself is set on Europa (the moon orbiting Jupiter, not the tiny island near Madagascar - just to be clear) and all hell has broken loose - probably literally, but now I'm getting ahead of myself. Contact with the colony was lost and you were part of a team sent to investigate what is happening; unfortunately everyone on your ship dies in the process and now you're being led by the nose by an AI intent on finding out more information about the demonic creatures on Europa.

Sound familiar? How about if I told you the game is a 3D FPS/RPG hybrid? That's right, fans of System Shock will find themselves sliding in to Mission Europa without a problem, though it should be pointed out the game looks about as dated as the original System Shock. This is, in part, due to the older OpenGL support that ensures this game will work on almost every iOS device currently available and with the game weighing in at around 170mb you won't feel the pinch on your space too much either.

Are you intrigued? Check out the game footage and my impressions in the following video: (more info after the vid)

For more information, check out the official site at

Official Trailer (YouTube):


doom 7 years, 3 months ago

Thanks to Andrew @appsy for the awesome preview...! To find the most current shots of in-game play go to www.twitter/doomfan I tend to post allot of pictures there (over one hundred so far!) as I continue to play from the start..on level 13 as we speak! Thanks again Appspy!

MrSpud 7 years, 3 months ago

I've been testing the game for awhile now and I had a lot of fun doing so. I'm very confident that it will stand on it's own as a very different and unique experience, the kind of game that just keeps getting better as you play and acquire new skills and weapons/armours. My favorites are summons and the flamethrower! Deadly combination... can't wait to see it in the arena!!

JoelTGM 7 years, 3 months ago

wow this looks pretty cool.  The main thing for me in these kinds of games is how easy the quests are to figure out.  If I'm getting lost and having to read crappy directions in a journal, I don't get far and quickly give up.  So as long as the quests are good I'll be checking this out.

andrew 7 years, 3 months ago

The quests haven't been too bad, though they're standard-fair for most RPGs (collect x objects, kill x creature). To prevent too much repetition it's probably best to only go in to levels with a quest in hand - I think I wasted a fair amount of time exploring the entirety of one level only to have to keep coming back thanks to quests ;)

talugo 7 years, 3 months ago

Very interesting title. The main issue for me will be price vs file size, and of course, the end review video. I like these live previews. We get to see more of the game and how it functions.

RyanMitchell 7 years, 3 months ago

There is a ton more information at
Check the media page..