Star Battalion Review
- Epic space/fighter pilot battles.
- Local and online co-op gameplay.
- Beautiful, varied environments and Retina support.
- Obvious multiplayer combat mode missed.
- Occasional lag issues
Once again Gameloft have set a standard for future games to aspire to with Star Battalion's excellent space fighter combat and co-op multiplayer modes.
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It seems like the release of Apple's most recent iDevices has lit a fire underneath Gameloft and while not every recent release has been a winner it's hard not to be impressed by them. Star Battalion is their latest App Store release and it's hard to express how hard I've fallen for this space fighter pilot sim.
Shades of classic Lucas Arts titles like X-Wing and Rogue Squadron along with other Nintendo classics like Star Fox are immediately recognizable in Star Battalion, but instead of a galaxy far away or a completely different dimension, players are thrown in to a struggle where humanity hopes to reclaim the throne from the Royalists that usurped it. Ok, the story doesn't exactly go out on a limb creatively speaking, but the game itself is simply gorgeous and easy to dive in to. After a brief introduction to accustom players to their accelerometer or joystick controls you'll be thrown in to a mission along with your wing-men.
And don't think those wing-men are just for show either because Gameloft have included a co-op multiplayer feature that can be accessed via local or online networks via their own matching service or the Game Center. Sadly there's no deathmatch mode to partake in, but it's a small price for such a great new feature. The only other niggling issue with the game would have to be the slightly jerky framerate on Retina displays, but it never seriously hampers your progress.
Star Battalion will pit you against ships small, large and epic and whether or not you tackle the game solo or with a friend it's hard not to love every moment. For fans of games like Rogue Squadron this is a must have and for action fans you'd be hard pressed to find a better space fighter right now.
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OPTIMIZED FOR iPHONE 4! High-definition graphics that fully utilize the iPhone 4 Retina display and new gyroscope controls make this the benchmark for space combat simulation that fans have been waiting for.
You are an ace star pilot fighting against the militaristic Royalists who usurped your leader and spread fear across the galaxy. Lead the Resistance in a high-intensity space simulation filled with fierce action.
FIND YOUR WINGMAN
Recruit your friends into the Resistance by playing Co-op Multiplayer online or locally via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth – a first for a 3D game on iPhone! You can also meet fellow ace pilots in the Game Center to team up for the campaign mode or compare scores.
A UNIVERSE IN HD
The war between the Resistance and the Royalists will rage throughout space and across several planets, all presented in truly amazing HD graphics. You’ll battle through a futuristic city, jungles, deserts and ice mountains.
OPTIMIZED FOR iOS 4
Log into the Apple Game Center to unlock achievements for completing game challenges and performing amazing feats. You can also use gyroscope controls for a full 360° of immersion as you pilot your ship into battle.
THE RIGHT SHIP FOR THE JOB
Jump inside the cockpit of 4 different starships, each with a unique arsenal of weapons and abilities suited to different missions and play styles. But you’ll also face an equally staggering array of both small and massive enemy ships carrying devastating firepower and piloted by insidious foes.
Every mission offers a new challenge to overcome. Some will test your speed and reflexes, while others will require tactical thinking and cunning.
A TRUE SPACE OPERA
Dive into a deep storyline full of memorable characters, grand ambitions, epic conflicts and unexpected twists.
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