Arodius - A Dual-Stick Shooter with Plentiful Power-Ups Review
- Simple gameplay flawlessly executed.
- Detailed 2D and background artwork.
- A lot of time required to access more difficult gameplay.
- Some artwork is entirely unnecessary.
Arodius is a great twin-stick shooter that long time fans and new comers to the genre will enjoy.
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Sure, you could draw a parallel between the name Arodius and classic arcade shooter Gradius, but you'd be leading yourself astray. Despite some similarities to arcade shooters this latest release from Mobile Force is a great twin-stick shooter that's just begging to be your favorite.
There are no strange controls to be had with Arodius as it sticks to the usual left-stick to move and right-stick to fire controls. A special weapon button appears at the bottom of the screen once you've gained enough energy and is easy enough to quickly fire off. Movement is quick and perfectly responsive, though special moves interrupt firing and at times requires retouching to start firing again.
The 2D sprite artwork is extremely detailed and at times fairly creepy to behold. Combat is fast paced and there are plenty of power-ups to deck out your character with so you'll be too busy to notice the lack of real animations for enemies. Extra artwork is unlocked as worlds are completed, some of which is fairly adult orientated so the rare 17+ age rating is definitely warranted.
Arodius is a great blend of gameplay elements and even if it isn't unique it's still beautifully executed. Gameplay is fast and bite-sized with scaling difficulty that you can unlock as you get better. If you can put aside the more adult artwork it's a great twin-stick shooter that will keep casual and hardcore fans happy.
☆ + Featured by TouchArcade
Are you tough enough to find the sisters? This is a shoot em up with dual controls. Use the touchscreen controls to fly and fight off the evil hordes that are after you. This is sure to give you a blast of adrenaline one way or another!
The time is now, the place is far way. The sisters have taken what you hold most dear. Which must be something big when you’re one of the Gods with unlimited power at the end of your fingers. You call your best friend “Holy Smokes” who tells you about a lead. Now its time to suit up and put on your leather shorts, there some busting to do. Revenge is best served cold and you have the perfect method of delivering it.
1. Details worlds with 30 levels of intense combat.
2. Play and upload your score onto the global ranking. Are you the best?
3. Collect images from the worlds you visit and people you meet in the Gallery
4. Options for Music BGM on/off, all sound on/off, vibration on/off.
☆ HD Gameplay Demo:
What's New in Version 2.001. iOS4 support.
2. Fix iOS 3.x crash issue.