- Familiar setting; new challenges.
- Fun 'lightspeed' tilting mechanic; challenging to master.
- Tiered levels in Arcade mode; start at a level suited for you.
- Boss, mini-boss and unique enemies for added variety.
- Controls can be difficult to master with confidence; alternate control or more customization options would help.
Hyperlight is a slick return to form for the neon shooter thanks to a twist on the formula that will have you tilting frantically to survive.
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While the twin-stick neon-shooter never really left us, it did seem to go in to hibernation as people explored other opportunities beyond simple flashy visuals and explosions. Hyperlight by CatfishBlues Games dips back in to this well, but the end result is something far more unique than the typical shooter as it manages to rekindle the joy of blasting ray-traced enemies.
Though perhaps saying 'blasting' is a bit of a misnomer as you'll find yourself needing to ram in to enemies to kill them. Of course there's a catch to take in to account as you can only ram enemies if you're in 'lightspeed' mode which in turn depletes an energy bar while the mode remains active. Ordinarily players control their ship and dodge enemies within the limited area by tilting their iDevice, however tilting a little further than usual activates 'lightspeed', turning off again if you return to simple relaxed tilting instead. Getting the transition down to a science isn't easy, but learning how to conserve your energy while dodging enemies in normal mode is incredibly satisfying and worth the trials and tribulations getting there.
Although there are two game modes, Arcade mode acts more like a progressive tutorial, allowing players to start at specific difficulty levels once they've mastered the earlier levels. To mix things up from simple AI opponents, boss and mini-boss creatures are added in to the game, each with their own strategies and required methods for destruction, while regular enemies feature some unique twists as well such as enemies that create trails that can only be avoided in light-speed mode. Power-ups and bonuses constantly scatter the level, providing ample opportunities for increasing your score while adding some eye-candy to the experience.
Hyperlight is a feast for the senses and a worthy successor to the twin-stick shooters that led up to this title. While the learning curve is likely to put off some players, the challenge is well worth tackling head on and is recommended for those after something a bit more exciting than the usual shooter.
Description** Hyperlight has got nominations for "Most Innovative Game of the Year" by PocketGamer!
** Hyperlight was featured by Apple in "New and Noteworthy" and "WHAT'S HOT" !!
Take control of the Hyperlight and burn your enemies faster-than-light in this innovative, psychedelic and super-fast retro arcade space shooter!
"Innovative and unique, Hyperlight may look as derivative as they come, but is a breath of fresh air to the Market Place." PocketGamer.co.uk
"Factor in tight controls and sharp neon graphics, and you have a leading candidate for App Store game of the year." MoDojo.com
"Hyperlight is a unique experience with outstanding HD visuals, all for a low price. It might be difficult, but it can easily be mastered with some practice. Definitely check it out!" Appolicious.com
"Hyperlight is a feast for the senses and a worthy successor to the twin-stick shooters that led up to this title." AppSpy.com
"Beyond a doubt, Hyperlight offers an immense amount of gameplay. Add a tasty difficulty and two different game modes, and what you have is a piece of iOS gaming art." TheiPhoneAppReview.com
"Overall the game gives you complete value for your money. Hyperlight is a kind of game you will end up playing for hour’s non-stop." iPhoneFootPrint.com
"It’s an exciting, adrenaline-pumping game that eschews traditional shooter gameplay!" FreshApps.com
Take control of the Hyperlight in this psychedelic cosmic environment where countless evil beings try to destroy you, the last human fighter. However, your ship posses an incredible power! If successfully used, it can wipe out all your foes: it can travel at faster-than-light speed (FTL) making it impossible for anyone to catch it and is also able to disintegrate everything it touches!
With simple gestures, you can move your spaceship at regular speed but also turn on its FTL engine to perform incredibly rapid attacks! Controls are simple and you can choose from touch only controls, tilt only or the exotic tilt & touch.
There are also dozens of power ups and weapons you can easily activate simply by gathering them on the battlefield. Hyperlight is easy to play but hard to master, there are so many ways to improve your skills that you will find yourself playing it for months! For a complete list of all the gameplay secrets of this game see the guide included!
Can you survive these incredible hordes of enemies?
Enemies will try to do everything to stop you, assuming several attack formations, different strategies, also leaving powerful dimensional trails on the battlefield that only at FTL speed you can cross!
And watch out for the evil commanders: huge bosses await the Hyperlight in the dark corners of the universe!
* Universal App: runs in HD on iPad and Retina Display devices.
* Extremely innovative gameplay: burn your enemies faster-than-light!
* 3 Control systems to meet your taste: Virtual Joystick, Tilt only and Tilt & Touch.
* Stunning 2.5D neon-style graphics, effects and animated backgrounds.
* Arcade mode with 40 different levels.
* Infinity mode for an endless fun.
* Several huge bosses to face.
* Exciting techno and rock musics!
* GameCenter support, with leaderboards and 24 achievements.
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