SkySmash 1918 Review
- The game’s controls are simple and easy to use.
- The 2D top down visuals look great and are incredibly detailed.
- Old British sayings like “Jolly Good” and “Splendid” pop up after destroying a series of enemy planes or tanks.
- Only 9 levels to play through leave the game as a short experience.
If you’re looking for a fun vintage twist on some top down shooter gameplay then SkySmash 1918 is a worthwhile purchase at its current price.
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If you're a fan of the old Galaga style vertical shooter, then you'll love SkySmash 1918. What sets this game apart other games of this genre is the era; set in 1918, it encompasses WWI and it's frantic airborne dogfights. You play as an English fighter pilot and must shoot down a myriad of enemy planes, anti-air guns,and other vehicles in an effort to end the war.
Players control their planes movement by dragging their finger around the screen to fly and dodge incoming projectiles. Shooting is automatic so you will need to focus on movement in order to destroy enemy vehicles. Players can also collect weapons upgrades and other bonuses scattered around the battlefield in order to cope with the increasing enemy attacks.
The visuals are standout in this game and are presented in great detail, despite being in 2D. Players are unable to use their iPod during gameplay but the Hogan's Heroes style music adds to the overall atmosphere. The game is single player only and has one main game mode with no leaderboard options.
SkySmash 1918 is a great throwback to the old arcade, vertical shooting games. The gameplay is addictive and while there are only 9 levels to play through, the replay value is high. This is a challenging and enjoyable title and additions like the use of old English sayings mid battle are a real blast. Pip Pip, Cheerio!
DescriptionSkySmash 1918 is a universal app that runs great on any iPhone / iPod touch / iPad. Now with enhanced graphics for iPhone 4 Retina display and iPad!
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"Graphics were great, game play was fun and exciting and once you start you will not want to put it down."
"Great Game, Highly Addictive!" - iPhone App of the Month
toucharcade.com forum posts:
"...it's an awesome game for a ridiculous price."
"I love this game. Good playability and fantastic background graphics/weather effects."
iTunes reviews (US store):
"This game is a great package and by far the best top down shooter I've tried on the iPhone. The graphics are sublime, easily top of it's class, and the game itself is smooth and not too fast. Highly recommended"
"Great game! Unbelieveable value! Good job thanks."
"Great graphics, fantastic overall gameplay, I highly recommend it!!"
Can you single-handedly turn the tide of World War 1?
Classic arcade Shoot Em Up action rejuvenated for the 21st century!
- 9 big levels
- Huge end of level bosses
- 10 collectable powerups, including Bouncing Bomb, Time Warp and Smart Bomb
- Incredible detailed graphics and animation
- Amazing lighting and special effects
- Atmospheric music and sound effects
- Easy/Medium/Hard difficulty settings