- Publisher: Kristopher Peterson and Jaap Kreijkamp
- Genre: Action
- Released: 1 Nov, 2010
- Size: 79.8 MB
- Price: $2.99
- Familiar twin-stick action gameplay.
- Clever use of lighting and artwork.
- 20 random arenas for the endless mode.
- Monotonous corridor clearing campaign.
- No automatic camera turning.
Revolt may not pack the best campaign, but it's more than your average twin-stick shooter and thanks to its upgrade system and random arenas you'll have a solid endless mode to look forward to as well.
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It has been hard to avoid the somewhat excited word-of-mouth lead up to the release of Revolt by Kristopher Peterson and Jaap Kreijkamp and now that I have it in my hands it's not hard to see how it garnered all of this attention.
In Revolt you get to play as 'Guy', a talented engineer and former slave for the mechanical forces that have claimed Earth (yup, it's that old chestnut) and it's up to you to storm the fortress and take down the robot over-mind. The controls will be familiar to those who have played twin-stick shooters, with independent movement and firing sticks, however reloading, weapon swapping and throwing grenades will require holds, taps and swipes respectively.
The game's visuals are minimalistic, but well designed and the combination of smoothly animated models, sharp textures and detailed lighting helps to flesh out the twisting corridors. Unfortunately players will need to control the camera separately, turning it around when enemies are obscured by overhead objects or a bad camera angle and an automated system would have been appreciated.
However the game's real success isn't merely in its relatively short story mode, but in its survival mode that allows you to upgrade between waves as it randomly makes its way through 20 different arenas. Revolt is a rounded out action title that only stops short of including multiplayer and between its campaign mode and endless arena you'll have plenty of reasons to be absorbed for hours.
DescriptionRevolt is a 3d Dual-Stick-Shooter set in the future, where machines have risen up to exterminate humanity. You must battle against the robotic hordes and blast through a series of sabotage missions deep in the underground robot catacombs. Turning the enemies technology against them, you’ll wield powerful weapons to fight your way to the heart of the cybernetic machine core to save mankind.
Welcome to the Resistance!
You have been selected for this unique operation of utmost importance, pivotal to the future of humanity. Because of your skills and abilities, you represent the best hope mankind has in the battle against the robotic hordes. It will be your mission to infiltrate into the depths of the machine catacombs and learn the truth behind the enslavement and eradication of your fellow man.
You must take control of Guy, a resistance fighter who has infiltrated into enemy territory, to battle against the robotic hordes and blast through a series of sabotage missions deep in the underground catacombs of a robot factory and beyond. Turning the enemies technology against them, you'll wield powerful weapons to fight your way to the heart of the cybernetic machine core to discover the source of the deadly virus and uncover who or what is behind the plot to wipe out mankind.
=== Advanced Gameplay ===
-Fast paced, strategic gameplay! Use obstacles to take cover behind or out manoeuvre your enemy, manage your ammo and grenade supply across your weapon types, coordinate your weapon reloads so you aren't left high and dry, and use dive rolling to dodge fire and blasts.
=== Destructible Environments ===
-Deny your enemies a place to hide, or use the environments explosive properties to your advantage, almost every object in the game can be destroyed with enough firepower. Leave the battlefield a smoking crater field in your wake!
=== 8 Story Levels and 20 Survival Arenas ===
-Spend hours battling across a multitude of varying locations in your quest to stop the machines. Survival Mode features random enemy and random map selection so you'll never play the same game twice!
=== 15 Weapons ===
-5 different weapon types all with unique properties and abilities. Use your Rifle to run and gun, throw Grenades over barriers, lay down suppressing fire with your Heavy MG, or send rockets and missiles directly into the enemy with your Launcher weapons.
=== 8 Unique Enemy Types and a Bad-ass Boss ===
-Each enemy has their own set of strengths, weaknesses, and behaviours with different weapon types working better against different enemies.
=== Purchase-able Upgrades ===
-Use the scrap and technology from destroyed enemies to create and upgrade your weapons and armor.
=== 3 Difficulty Modes ===
-A game for every level of ability.
=== Kicks-ass 3d Graphics ===
-Sharp 3D environments and beautifully animated characters are punctuated with intense visual special effects. iPhone4 Retina support.
=== Killer Music and Sound Effects ===
-Professional sound track creates an eerie atmospheric mood setting with hard hitting sound effects that drive home the on screen action!
- iPod music also supported.
=== Game Center Leaderboard and Achievements ===
- Try to get the best score on the block!
- Boost your gamerscore by completing achievement challenges throughout the game.
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What's New in Version 1.4.0- Support for iPhone 5;
- Openfeint is removed, highscores and achievements are handled by Game Center
- Bug fixes and performance optimisations.