EXO-Planet Elite Review
- Strategic grappling hook and zero-g use.
- Simple 2v2 CTF and 4 player Deathmatch modes.
- Upgradeable weapons and armor.
- Gameplay limited by internet access.
- Repetitive content.
It's hard to beat being able to flip upside-down and pick off an opponent as they careen past you on their grappling hook, but they're rare moments and you'll need to be online to truly appreciate this multiplayer title.
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SGN are no stranger to creating multiplayer games for the iPhone and it's great to see them try their hands at a shooter-based game in EXO-Planet Elite. Players can take part in capture-the-flag and death-match games that take place in zero-g combat arenas where players can freely jump in to the emptiness of space or grapple their way between platforms.
EXO uses standard customizable FPS controls for their third-person shooter, with two thirds of the screen being dedicated for moving your camera and the remaining are used for strafing movement. Tapping the screen will allow your player to 'jump' however touching magnetized surfaces will launch a grappling hook that will lock you in to place, while regular surfaces allow you to use your momentum to free-fall and even bounce of platforms.
There's only a handful of game environments and the 3D isn't spectacular, but it does cleverly hide the texture detail by using 'futuristic' platform decal designs. Players earn experience and points for upgrades as they play, however an offline speed-run mode is available to practice and earn bonus points. Like other games in this vein, the leveling approach can result in some seriously unfair match-ups, but the servers do try to ensure players are relatively well paired up.
For now, EXO-Planet Elite looks to be an amusing playground with frantic action almost always on tap for players to enjoy, but this does mean your game time will be limited by your access to the internet. A fun multiplayer experience worth trying out.
DescriptionEXO-Planet - the first 3rd-person shooter in ZERO G! Live Multiplayer DM and CTF action over 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth! Elite players earn DOUBLE the SCRIP every match and start the game with enough scrip to immediately unlock new weapons and armor
Free yourself from the bonds of gravity. Compete in multiplayer matches against other players on iPhone and iPod touch devices, and also against iPad players.
Set in a stunning galactic vista, on a spaceborne platform in a distant orbit, deadly games are played in zero gravity! Magnetic boots let you run on floors, walls, ceilings, or anything magnetic. Detach and leap into space to surprise opponents from above, below, or anywhere they least suspect! Launch your magnetic grapple to reel yourself back to the arena walls. Don’t drift too far or you’ll disappear into the void!
Leverage your arsenal of gear to dominate at Capture the Flag or Death Match online with opponents all around the world. Your exo-suit protects you from the cold vacuum of space and has flexible armor with regenerative energy shielding. Start with the LX-Automatic chain gun and acquire additional weapons including a rocket launcher and a laser sniper rifle! Outfitted with your powerful exo-suit, weapons and lightning-fast Mag-Line grapple, the action is swift and deadly.
Play matches to earn your way to stronger and more versatile weapons. Earn Scrip in every match based on your performance, and spend it to upgrade the different attributes of your exo-suit, grapple, and weapons -- like damage, speed, and range.Dominate the match by RENTING FULLY UPGRADED weapons and armor.
Compete in 1v1 matches locally over Bluetooth or 2v2 matches online over WiFi or 3G against opponents anywhere. Capture the most flags and score the most kills to earn the most scrip!
• The first 3rd-Person shooter played in zero-gravity!
• Play Capture the Flag, Death Match, or Gauntlet on unique, dedicated high-orbital platforms!
• Inhabit a powerful exo-suit with magnetic boots to navigate the void!
• Sling your way into enemy territory with a high-strength magnetic grapple!
• Win matches to earn scrip and upgrade your exo-suit, gear, and weapons!
• Play 1v1 over Bluetooth
• Play 2v2 Online over WiFi or 3G
• Compete against iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad players, all in the same arena!
BEST IN CLASS
• Experience a fully 3D, 3rd-Person Shooting experience
• Unique, innovative, and intuitive touch controls to navigate in space
• Run on floors, walls, ceilings, or fly in zero-gravity
What's New in Version 1.5-Added new map for multi-player and Gauntlet modes!
-EXO Planet now fully supports retina display graphics!
-Added iPhone4 Gyroscope support.
-Use of player device name or your SiGN name for in game play.
-Supports iOS 3.1 thru iOS 4.1.
-Connectivity issues fixed
-Improved loading times
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