Infinity Field Review
- Tight Controls.
- Impressive visuals.
- Upgrades add a lot of fun to the game.
- It is a pretty blatant rip off of Geometry Wars.
As far as twin stick shooters go, Infinity Field is up at the top of the ladder.
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Ever since the success of Geometry Wars, the twin stick shooter has become a staple of the iPhone's game library. Many games have tried to capture the same feeling of fun and visual excitement, and even Geometry Wars itself got released with a great reception. Infinity Field is Chillingo's entry into this genre and they've pretty much hit the ball out of the park.
The first thing you'll notice when you load up either one of the many game modes or the campaign is how tight the controls are. Weaving around the screen and narrowly avoiding enemies is a hassle free experience. In other games, there has been an issue with the player's thumbs taking up valuable screen space and obscuring incoming enemies, but in the default graphical mode (one of four available), the camera travels lower than the bottom of the game field so your thumbs aren't in the way.
The campaign itself takes you through short bursts of the game's many modes and includes boss fights, and upgrading your ship and weapons. If you'd like to see everything the game has to offer right out of the gate, the survival mode is available with such game variations as unarmed, insane mode, snake, and zombie; each putting a small gameplay spin on the initial mechanics. As you fly around and raise your multiplier, satchel drops that can be collected for upgrades and bonuses roam the field. These range from extra lives and bombs to new weapons, helpers, and even force fields and putting the game in slow motion.
Graphically the game evokes Geometry Wars with its colored shapes and over-abundance of screen warping and particle effects. Just like it's inspiration, sometimes there's so much going on that you end up running into an enemy hiding amongst the bursts of color, but it's a small price to pay for such visual flair. The electronica soundtrack will keep your adrenaline pumping, but more music would have been a nice addition.
Unless you've had your fill of twin stick shooters or the visuals of this game are too much for you, there's no reason why this wouldn't be a great addition to any iPhone gamer's library.
DescriptionDestroy countless enemies in this addictive and visually stunning dual stick space-age shooter.
Guide your little ship through a dangerous field of enemies and blast them to smithereens using a huge variety of weapons. Infinity Field captures all that’s great about twin-stick shooters and squeezes it all into one action-packed package!
Infinity Field Highlights
• Intuitive and familiar dual stick controls.
• 7 Game Modes
• Bright, vibrant and colorful enemies of all shapes and sizes fill the screen and explode in a hail of bullets.
• Collect power-ups as you zip around the field turning your regular cannon into a myriad of ultra powerful weapons.
• Use lasers, bombs and special weapons to destroy the incoming craft!
• Six game modes including a survival mode and a campaign mode
• Battle huge and challenging bosses as you progress through the campaign where every stage is a whole different fight!
• Fully integrated with Crystal and tons of achievements to be collected.
For more information or support, please visit www.chillingo.com
What's New in Version 1.1[NEW] IPHONE4S OPTIMIZED
Infinity Field looks and runs even better on iPhone4S.
[NEW] HEAD-TO-HEAD MULTIPLAYER
Now you can enjoy Infinity Field with a friend in the same device.
[NEW] HAMMER MODE
A new game to play alone or with a partner.
[NEW] INTELLIGENT ENEMY
A new challenge is in the horizon.
New particle system, polished effects and improved retina graphics.