Seal Force Review
- Publisher: Nordisk Film Games Publishing
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 15 Dec, 2011
- Size: 20.1 MB
- Price: FREE!
- Launching out of the mouth of a whale is always good for a chuckle at the start of each play.
- The balance between coins earned and the price of upgrades is better than most games of this type.
- Only having control of one seal at a time, while creating tension, is quite frustrating... especially when the game speeds up.
- The upgrades aren't enough to keep playing.
Complete in tow with mission system and upgrade store, this color-coded action game quickly bombards you with obstacles. Some may rise to the challenge, but others will feel baited.
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So who else always thinks of Steven Seagal with a black nose and flippers every time they hear the term Navy Seal? No one? Ah well. Seal Force is a highly trained amphibious unit tasked with stopping the evil mastermind Krillian from polluting the oceans. What's more, they launch their missions out of the mouth of a sperm whale. How's that for advanced?
As the game begins, you think you're going to get an animated TV show version of Jetpack Joyride, and you'd be right in spirit. This game has all the trimmings you'd expect it to. Mission based objectives, and an upgrade shop that you can either earn the cash for in game, or pay more money to expedite your unlocking. It even has the endless runner feel, but that's where the comparisons end. See, Seal Force is kind of like a three pronged moving Dr. Mario. Each seal can only destroy incoming plankton of his own color, so a line needs to be drawn to intercept the whale food before it breaches your defenses and ends your mission (along with a pun-tacular “You are krilled” message). Once the plankton have been intercepted, they blow up, and any chain reactions add to your score, which nets you more clams once the game is over (the currency is clams. Get it?).
This would be a fast, frantic, and fun experience if you could move more than one seal at a time. With incoming missile fish and the plankton changing up their color patterns at a quickened pace, you really feel hampered by only letting one seal attack at a time. The united front power-up allows you to attack with all your seals simultaneously, but instead of that elated feeling a power-up usually gives a player, you just wonder in bafflement why the game couldn't have been like this from the get go.
And that's really what holds this one back for us here at AppSpy. The presentation is excellent and the gameplay idea is quite clever, plus they've balanced the store prices quite well. It's the one design choice to hamper your team's attacks to one at a time that is the hurdle here. Others might disagree, and if that is the case, this game should amuse and delight.
Description2nd Highest Rated iPhone Game of Q4 2011 !!! – according to Quality Index
The entire ocean is counting on you to help defeat the evil krill mastermind Krillian from poisoning the sea !
"I could easily see Seal Force as a Saturday morning cartoon. From the 80's or otherwise. The game itself is actually pretty cool, too." 4.5 out of 5 stars - www.148apps.com
"Seal Force is simply a joy to play. The gameplay is incredibly well-done, but it's the overall feel here that makes this such a winning title." 4.5 out of 5 stars – www.gamezebo.com
"The artwork is simply beautiful, with highly detailed cartoon seals and other characters providing high quality production values and adding a ton of character to the game." 9/10 - www.appgamer.net
Seal Force is a combo-filled game of underwater action where you must clear the seas of krill infected by Krillian’s neon-colored virus, Plato. With three seal commandoes to control simultaneously, you will have to use each of their special abilities to clear the screen of krill. Match the color of each seal to the color of your enemies for maximum efficiency and rack up shells for upgrades, weapons and more in the Seal HQ shop!
## FEATURES ##
- Intense line-drawing gameplay !
- Control three seal commandoes - Fonzie, Sarge and Milo
- Perform crazy combos to achieve higher scores
- Lots of fun and crazy power ups to collect
- 11 challenging missions
- Visit the Seal HQ and use shells to buy awesome upgrades for your seals: weapons, suits and cool gadgets
- Game Center achievements and leaderboards
- High resolution graphics for iPad
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What's New in Version 1.1* Fixed minor bugs.
* Minor tweaks done.
* Improved control! The Seals have learned a brand new trick. You are now able to use all of them simultaneously...