- Slick electric-neon visuals.
- Intuitive and responsive single-finger controls.
- Three unique modes to master.
- Level progress not saved on exit.
Silverfish is the sort of game you'd get if you crammed Snake and Geometry Wars together, but instead of some half-half mix it's a unique blend that looks and feels solid.
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Silverfish by Chaotic Box looks like a twin-stick shooter and feels like a twin-stick shooter, so you'd be forgiven for dismissing it as just another twin-stick shooter... But it's not. With merely one finger you'll dispense destruction and chaos while attempting to either scavenge for morsels of food, bide your time to become the predator and not the prey or to simply attempt to survive against the odds.
Instead of mucking around with virtual d-pads, analogue sticks or tilt controls, Silverfish allows you to swipe the screen to determine the direction of your 'silverfish'. Initially this has the feel of a kind of touch-anywhere d-pad, however with experimentation you'll learn to keep your finger touching the screen to elegantly swipe your way around enemies to corral them towards 'POW' bombs that you can detonate by passing over them. Each of the game's three modes feature slightly different objectives and while they initially share similarities, as the games progress in to later stages they diversify and require entirely new strategies to deal with unique enemies and challenges.
The visuals are also in keeping with its twin-stick masquerade, featuring neon-highlighted creatures and a rippling electro-water background that dynamically shifts as you swim around and detonate your enemies. Each mode also features a unique and dynamic electronic soundtrack to set the mood, though music from iTunes can be substituted if you're ducking in for a quick round.
Silverfish may wear the outward appearance of a generic twin-stick shooter, but it's anything but an average game and certainly not a twin-stick title. Whether you're scraping together enough resources to survive the next wave or biding your time to turn the tables on your enemies, Silverfish is a predatorial action arcade game that's surprisingly addictive and worth checking out.
DescriptionWeave through waves of attacking space bugs and use powerful detonations to destroy your foes! Silverfish was designed for touch input to provide authentic and unrelenting arcade action. It's retro reborn and reimagined!
CONTROLS: Flick Up, Down, Left, and Right anywhere on the screen to change direction. Tap with 2 fingers to activate a powerup. Alternate control styles are available in the settings menu and can be fully tweaked to your preference.
- IGN: 8.5/10 "Editors' Choice"
- GamePro/PCWorld: 5 out of 5
- Touch Arcade: 4.5 out of 5
- The Electric Playground: 9/10 and 8/10
- WIRED Magazine: 8 out of 10
- 148apps: 4.5 out of 5
- Yahoo's Appolicious: 5 out of 5
- Eurogamer: 8 out of 10
- AppAdvice: 4.5/5 "MUST BUY"
- Pocket Gamer: 8/10 "Silver Award"
- Reaper Mode -
Charge your POW and avoid enemies with the awesome Time Shock powerup. Earn MAX POW and turn the tables on your foes!
- Onslaught Mode -
Destroy waves of enemies as quickly as possible to avoid an overwhelming swarm. Drive up your score multiplier to rack up points and earn extra lives.
- Scavenger Mode -
Keep your POW from draining by destroying enemies and collecting tasty Protons.
- Haste Mode -
A constant race to max out your POW and defeat your foes. Full-on intense action right out of the gate!
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What's New in Version 1.1.9- New, less annoying, splash/loading screen
- Device will now stay awake while using a MFi controller
- Multitouch menus (holding the edge of the screen won't block other touches)
- Music play position properly restored when continuing a saved game