- Simple and easy to use control scheme.
- Detailed 3D visuals and lighting effects.
- Achievement and leaderboard access via OpenFeint.
- Only one ‘endless’ game mode; no levels or mode variations.
- Current games will be lost if the application is quit.
If Asteroids was placed into the witness protection program, then it would get a facelift and call itself AstroBlast.
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AstroBlast is a 3D space shooter, where players must take control of a small ship, blasting incoming asteroids to survive as long as possible. Players are given three lives and after a short while, the asteroids and other obstacles, such as UFOs, will become more apparent and frequent.
Aside from tapping the screen to shoot, players must drag a line for their ship to follow to move around; which you will need to do in order to collect ammo and dodge any incoming asteroids. The controls are simplistic and work a treat using the iPhones touch interface.
The game is presented in a top down 3D rendered style and features some great lighting effects. The game sound can get quite hectic, in the good way, and players have to option to use their iPod during gameplay. The game consists of the one main game mode but players can upload their highscores to the global leaderboards via OpenFeint.
For the most part, AstroBlast is as close to Asteroids as they come. Almost everything is the same, the only difference is the 3D facelift and name change. Regardless, the gameplay is simple but enjoyable, and players have the freedom to listen to their own music and submit highscores to leaderboards. So if you are a fan of Asteroids, then giving AstroBlast a look at is a no-brainer.
DescriptionTake command of a deadly, nimble space-fighter in Clock*Rocket games' arcade shooting extravaganza: "ASTROBLAST!"
Soar through a churning field of asteroids with a simple tap-and-draw interface.
Tap the screen to fire, blasting the asteroids to oblivion with a swiveling laser turret.
Draw your course through ammunition gems to recharge your turret.
And be ready for combat against alien space-fighters!
DRAW! - FLY! - SHOOT!
Copyright 2009 Clock*Rocket games. Visit us on the web at: www.clockrocket.com
Keywords: game, arcade, asteroid, space, shooter
Version 1.0 Features:
- Simple tap-and-drag spaceflight controls!
- Even simpler tap-to-fire blaster controls!
- Sound and music options: listen to iTunes while you play!
- Endless survival-mode gameplay.
- Achevement ranks for total asteroids cleared.
Requirements: iPhone operating system version 2.2.1 or later
What the reviewers are saying about AstroBlast:
- "Oh My Goodness.... Gotta say I wasn't quite expecting to get the whooping that I got with this game. WOW! Shell Shocked."
- "This is an ACTION game no doubt about it. Not your typical line drawing game that one might be expecting."
- "You have no choice but to be on the edge of seat the entire game-play."
- "All in all this is a very fun, easy to play and exciting line-drawing-space-shooter."