Invaders World Tour 3 Review
- Classic gaming with a modern twist.
- Plenty of power-ups and mini-games to unlock.
- Simple tilt and tap control scheme.
- vBOX audio system to record your own sound effects.
- Power-ups need to be shot; limits your chances to upgrade your ship.
- vBOX controls can be hard to use effectively.
Invaders World Tour 3 manages to retain the feel of an old-school game while adding enough modern Arcade influences to keep the game short and exciting.
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Invaders World Tour 3 by Appular and MeYuMe is yet another dive in to the nostalgia pool of ideas, however this Space Invaders inspired title is packed with modern updates and players can dive in to a quick game to relive the classic days of gaming without giving up the mod-cons we've come to expect in Arcade titles.
The basic setup will be familiar to old school gamers, with players being given three shields to hide behind and a ship that can be moved back and forth on the bottom of the screen. Tapping the screen will fire up to three missiles at a time, though this limit can be exceeded thanks to power-ups dropped by ships passing along the very top of the screen. Your enemies will progress back and forth on the screen and depending on how many of their allies are left they can split off from the pack and perform one of a variety of maneuvers to attack your ship, though your shields can provide a temporary safe-haven until they've taken too much damage.
As you complete stages you'll also be given the chance to participate in one of several mini-games to boost your score and every few stages you'll be whisked off to a new location around the world to continue your defense of the planet. Power-ups earned can carry over between stages, so while you can start a new game at a specific future location, you'll miss out on the opportunity to gain important bonuses to make your life easier. Finally, an interesting feature dubbed 'vBOX' has been included as well, giving you the opportunity to record your own sound effect sequences in place of those in the game. It didn't seem to work as well as intended, however it's a neat feature and sounds can be shared between friends via Bluetooth.
Ultimately, Invaders World Tour 3 still feels like Space Invaders despite the modern graphics, AI, power-ups and mini-games, but that's not a bad thing at all because it retains a lot of the addictive simplicity of this classic game as well. Worth checking out if you're a fan of classic arcade titles.
Description"Retains the addictive simplicity of this classic genre. Worth checking out if you're a fan of classic arcade titles. 4/5" - AppSpy.com
"My other main issue was the fact it was hard as hell to put down the game was too damn addicting." - Platformnation
Join the fight to guard the Earth against an impeding celestial encroachment on human life in Invaders World Tour. Secure the borders of 12 different countries in 60 explosive levels and bonus stages! Unlock mini-games to achieve higher scores to take control of the global leaderboards!
DEFEND THE WORLD
Countries all over the world have witnessed a surge of extra-terrestrial activity accompanied by the appearance of worm-hole-like portals and slews of strange-looking life-forms. It’s up to you to defend the borders of countries like the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and more!
PLAY ON THE BIG SCREEN
Now you can connect your iOS device to any television and use your iPhone or iPod touch as a wireless remote!
Annihilate the cosmic enemies that are being spewed from the mouth of the monstrous warped portals! The fate of the world, as we know it, is in your hands!
Pick up massive power-ups and ship upgrades as you work your way from continent to continent! Ammo includes numerous different types of death-dealing missiles and guns.
Create your own worm hole or snatch up a Time Ripper, a detonator that rips apart the space-time continuum to take every living creature into another dimension!
Choose from two different sound themes, Modern for the new age gamers, or Retro, for a nostalgic throw-back. Invaders World Tour also features a new, never-before-seen sound-effects generator that allows you to create your own, customized, in-game soundtrack!
Create the illusion of a stained table top directly on your screen to fool your friends! (iPad Only)
NOTE: iPhones or iPod touches can be wirelessly synced to iPads without connection to television
What's New in Version 2.0- Universal App
- Retina GFX
- Remote Controller for iPad
- TV OUT + Remote Controller for iPhone4 / iPad
- VGA + Remote Controller for iPhone4 / iPad
- Slider control for iPhone / iPod Touch
- New boss - Brain Man
- New Powerup - Side Swipers
- New Powerup - Extra Bullet
- New Powerup - Rapid Fire
- New Invader Bomb : Firestorm
- Updated Detontaor and Ice Raider gun platforms
- New menu graphics throughout
- New help screen
- New TIME RIPPER effect
- Achievement sync between OpenFeint and Game Center
- Show score on game over.
- Sound themes accessible from PAUSE menu
- Bug fixes.