Star Hogs: Online & Campaign Battles Review
- Publisher: IUGO Mobile Entertainment Inc.
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 6 Jul, 2009
- Size: 42.2 MB
- Price: $3.99
- Fully online gameplay (Wi-fi, 3G, Edge) with up to 4 players.
- Great customisation options for your Hog.
- Great music and soundtrack options.
- Controls can take a little time to master.
- Game price may seem a bit steep for some.
Star Hogs is the game that the Worms iPhone port should have been. So if you want a Worms type game on your iPhone, invest in Star Hogs. It’s well worth the steep current price.
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Star Hogs is a Worms style shooting game, where players go head to head against other spaceships, known as Hogs, in fierce, explosion filled battles. If you’ve ever played Worms, you’ll know the type of gameplay to expect. Cash is earned from wins that players then upgrade their weapons, defences and other components in order to create the ultimate Hog.
Players control their Hog’s movement, weapon choices and attacks by tapping various buttons with their finger. Players aim their weapons by selecting the angle of their shot and firing by holding a power button until they have the desired weapon force. These adjustments are needed to try and maximise the damage with a direct and accurate hit.
The 3D visuals look great and are very detailed. The sound is exceptional and offers a bunch of different music tracks along with a diverse range of sound effects. Players also have the option to use iPod music during gameplay. Along with the single player campaign and practice, there are a number of online multiplayer options available to players, meaning you’ll always have someone to verse.
If you are a fan of Worms, then this game would be a great buy for you. The customisation options are a fun addition and will certainly keep players returning for more gold and upgrades. The controls can take some time to master, but they work well. This game has a ton of content and with the varied gameplay modes, there’s plenty of ship blasting fun waiting for players to experience.
Description*** BEST OF 2009 as selected by Apple ***
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Rig up your hogs, strap yourself in, and head out into orbit for the fiercest turn-based battles this side of Uranus. Obliterate the competition with a Cruise Missile or close in for some potshots from your Vulcan gun. Not your style? Don't worry, you've got more than 20 ways to destroy the opposition.
Nuke some asteroids for an extra payday, but remember, they're the only thing protecting you from a re-entry hangover you won't wake up from. Take out some chumps and unlock heaps of new gear in 32 campaign levels, or ride into the online arena to face curly tails from all over the universe. But remember, in space no one can hear you squeal.
✓ 32 single player levels for hours of gameplay
✓ Additional free 32 single player campaign maps in v1.2 update
✓ 3 difficulty levels for additional challenge
✓ Unlimited online multiplayer over WiFi/3G/Edge
✓ Loads of weapons and customization options
✓ Global online leaderboards with player rankings
✓ 3 game play modes: Freeplay, Campaign and Multiplayer (Online) mode
✓ Gorgeous 3D graphics
✓ Elegant, intuitive HUD and UI
✓ Automatic iPod music support (Just play your music and start the game)
✓ 3.0 USERS!! Additional iPod music playback option
✓ IUGO high-quality and polish
What the critics say:
"Forget iShoot and all of those easy-peasy, budget turn-based games. Star Hogs had the depth and gravity (pun intended) to keep you coming back again and again ... Star Hogs is easily worth the $4.99 for fans of games like Worms."
- Levi, IGN.com
4/4 "Must Have"
"Star Hogs is part loving homage to the classic franchise Worms, part insanely technical space opera, and entirely awesome."
- Steve, slidetoplay.com
"This game is so much fun, and I am no longer waiting for Worms to come to the iPhone. Upgrading your Hogs and completing the campaign is super fun but being able to take those Hogs online is a dream come true."
- Torbjorn, iphonegamenetwork.com
“The game is fully online (3G, Edge, Wifi) multiplayer which should make it really really interesting. Animations, sounds and most importantly, control layout and navigation are extremely beautiful.”
- Annalise, theappera.com
“I’ve been playing around with Star Hogs…all I can say is this is one beautiful game. I never really got into the whole “iShoot” hype and was never addicted to that game, but Star Hogs is a whole different story.”
- Daniel, nodpad.com
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What's New in Version 1.3.1- iOS4 support
- Campaign maps fixes
- Network protocol update
- Hi-res icons
*** Please note that if you switch to a new device, all your saved data will be lost! ***