Kim Rhode's Outdoor Shooting Review
- A slew of achievements to unlock.
- Responsive controls scheme.
- Strangely addictive.
- Needs more levels.
- No option to calibrate accelerometer.
- Graphics are a little chunky.
Kim Rhode's Outdoor Shooting is a well made title that will bring many hours of fun to those willing to slaughter innocent pixelated animals.
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Ethan Nicholas, the indie developer who brought us iShoot, has taken a break from rolling in all the money that his extremely popular debut app made him. Now he comes bearing a new game, and the high expectations we had for him were not unwarranted. Teaming up with Olympic skeet shooting gold medalist Kim Rhode, his hunting game Kim Rhode Outdoor Shooting is going for gold too.
Hunting games have been somewhat hit and miss on the iPhone, but Outdoor Shooting is aiming to change that. Going on the hunt through 5 locations, the player uses a variety of guns to take down deer, birds, boars and bears. Weapons range from pistol and shotgun, through to a minigun and even a rocket launcher, for those extra resilient turkeys.
Controls are simple enough to get used to. Turning and aiming is done via the accelerometer, which is responsive enough to aim with accuracy. A virtual stick on the left of the screen is used for movement, with the zoom and shoot buttons being on the right. All work well, and while other schemes may have been welcome, they are not necessary.
The graphics are decent, albeit not stunning. All animals are easy to identify and look fine, and the sky is particularly pretty. The audio is functional at best as some of the gun sound effects leave something to be desired and the game lacks music. There are many achievements to unlock, but strangely, no way to post and share these milestones.
This is one game that all hunting fans will love, and most people will enjoy.
DescriptionFrom the developer of iShoot, the #1 iPhone game in early 2009!
Join two-time gold medalist shooter Kim Rhode in hunting animals like deer, bears, and wild turkeys in this fully 3D free-roaming hunting game. Earn points to unlock additional weapons and locations by completing tasks such as killing two animals with one shot or killing twenty animals in a row without missing a single shot.
Because this is just a game, you can get away with things you can't do in real life... like take down grizzly bears with an AK-47 or even a rocket launcher. Or you can make things harder by defending yourself from an angry bull moose armed only with a pistol. A bonus location, The Killing Fields, contains hundreds and hundreds of animals, making it the perfect setting for a rocket-powered rampage. Enjoy hunting with no limits!