Absolute Instant Review
- Gameplay tightly balanced around the 'teleportation' feature.
- Responsive controls; relative or absolute positioning available.
- Five levels, each with a unique theme and tactic to learn.
- Only available for 3rd gen or higher iDevices.
Absolute Instant shows a lot of consideration for not only the audience it's intended for, but also the mechanics employed within the game; a short, but exciting treat to play.
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One of the biggest advantages a touch interface has over traditional means when it comes to the shoot'em-up (shmup) is the ability to quickly translate every single twitch you make in to an accurate, analogue command to move your character. The downside of this was the need to go back to the drawing board in order to balance the gameplay to account for instantaneous and finessed movement, but Absolute Instant by Mobili Studio goes one step further - now you can teleport.
With such unparalleled accuracy in movement, adding the ability to move anywhere you want on screen without the intermediary terrain in your way can only mean one other thing - bullet hell. For some this can be a drastic turn-off as having endless waves of bullet after bullet streaming down while only providing narrow pathways for escape requires intense concentration and the dedication to replay levels until you've mastered them. However Absolute Instant takes yet another approach as it introduces enemies that have attacks that can't be avoided.
This opens up an interesting loophole in the design of the game as now enemy waves can be restricted to lower numbers, creating 'walls' of bullets that need to be dodged via teleportation. Most combat prior to boss battles feels like a strange ballet of dancing back and forth in and out of danger, which is perfect practice for the bosses that pull no punches at all with their massive attack patterns that force you to time your teleports and movements carefully.
Sadly the game feels all too short with only five levels to complete and while you have access to two fighters, their only real difference is in the 'spread' of their weapon fire. For a game that provides so much eye and ear candy, it would have been great to see more variety in the enemies and more levels for epic boss battles, but at least you can compete with others for high-scores once you've completed the game.
Hopefully Mobili Studio takes the time to explore the gameplay in future updates to Absolute Instant, but for now it's still a fantastic little bundle for fans of shmup titles.
Description*** Featured in App Store’s “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” sections! ***
“A shooter designed for the iPhone from the ground up? Yes, please!” - 148Apps.com
“I’ve never played a game like this before with teleportation—and I love it! The controls are extremely easy to use, yet the game is still very challenging. This game is worth the $1.99” – AppAdvice.com
“…if you’re looking for an action packed, futuristic, battle style game, Absolute Instant is a great pick!!” – AppDictions.com
“Designed specifically for iOS and with touchscreen controls in mind…Fans of arcade-style shooters will want to give this a shot…” - Appolicious.com
“Fans of bright explosions and shiny ships will love this one, and the teleportation brings a little something new to the genre.” – 148Apps.com
"…Absolute Instant by Mobili Studio goes one step further - now you can teleport." - AppSpy.com
"Absolute Instant is a great example of designing from the ground-up for an iPhone. By integrating the touch screen for teleportation and using the shake feature to drop a bomb, the developers have managed to completely remove control interface elements from the game. This allows them to use the full screen to show off the stunning visuals." - FreshApps.com
"If you tap anywhere on the screen, your fighter will teleport there...This dynamic definitely makes this game stand out from its brothers and sisters, and it’s a lot of fun." - Appolicious.com
"Absolute Instant is an epic shooter that combines flying jets and apocalyptic creatures with a twist of teleporting yourself out of danger. Yes, teleporting. This app is an excellent addition to the iOS gaming platform for those who enjoy a good story, great action and even better weapons." - AppCraver.com
*This game will only run on iPhone4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd Generation and up, and iPad devices. iPhone 3G, 1st Gen iPod touch, 2nd Gen iPod touch are not compatible.
*Since this application uses a significant amount of memory, it is possible that it will lag when the device memory is low.
Mobili Studio presents a new breed of shooting game designed base on iPhone’s unparalleled controls.
DRAG the circular region to move the fighting jets.
TAP anywhere to teleport out of enemies’ attacks.
SHAKE to drop a black hole bomb that sucks in all enemies’ bullets, even the smaller enemies!
•Unique teleporting gameplay (only possible on touchscreen!)
•3 difficulty levels
•3 characters with different attacks
•6 stages with bullet hell bosses
•Over 30 different enemy types
•Various magical attacks from special enemies and bosses
•Compatible with Game Center & OpenFeint
•Awesome HD graphics
•Fast paced and adrenaline rushed music
Enter the war zone and conquer the Celestians using the breakthrough technology Terrestrians discovered – Absolute Instant (A.i.)! With this newfound power, the oppressed gained the ability to TELEPORT in the sky, and swore to end the centuries long battle…
*To unlock the secret character, beat the game with both Liz and Judas!
*To unlock the secret stage, beat the final stage Eden!