iDodge: Space Ninja Review
- Publisher: Jormy Games
- Genre: Arcade
- Released: 31 Dec, 2008
- Size: 39.0 MB
- Price: $5.99
- Leaderboard access available to players.
- Great visual presentation.
- Two to Four player local multiplayer mode available as well as the game’s lengthy main game.
- The gameplay itself isn’t too varied.
- There is virtually nothing ninja related in the game.
What iDodge lacks in story and variation, it more than makes up for with enjoyable gameplay, creative game design and overall game value.
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iDodge: Space Ninja is an accelerometer based arcade game where players guide their delivery ship in order to successfully evade and dodge enemy turret fire, ensuring your survival and the safe delivery of your cargo. Players will need to control speed, harness their intuition and use of your space ninja skills to survive each level.
As mentioned, the game is controlled by tilting your iPhone to control the speed and direction of your space ship. Players are also free to use a number of collectable power-ups to make things easier, and can slide their finger along the screen at any time to use the slow-motion event. The controls are very simple and make this a fun play for any level player.
The visuals are a great throwback to the retro space shooters and the fun game music makes the game very enjoyable. Players are free to fly through around 45 levels and in case you get lonely in the cold depths of space, players can play locally with an additional three players for some frantic multiplayer action.
While story isn’t the game’s strongest suit, iDodge: Space Ninja does offer players some enjoyable arcade gameplay at a reasonable cost. The added local multiplayer mode is also a plus to the game’s value and although the game is simple enough to play, the game gets progressively more challenging. So if you’re a fan of simple space arcade games then iDodge is a great play and well worth the price.
Editor's Choice Award
"Find a game with better accelerometer controls -- double-dog-dare you. An extremely challenging, yet fun space adventure well worth your four bucks."
An accelerometer based space game that takes the shooting out of shooter and still delivers solid, difficult, and amazingly fun arcade action.
"‘Space Ninja’ Nails the Controls"
"Awesome presentation; simple, but incredibly fun; slowdown mechanic is brilliant"
Must Have Award -- slidetoplay.com
You are the elite space mercenary "Space Ninja". You have been tasked to deliver a certain object to Jupiter, but mysteriously turret defense systems throughout the galaxy started attacking you.
Force your way through 40 stages of galactic defense systems using your special time-slowdown ability (touch the screen to activate) or using 7 different powerups to help you get through the hardest of defenses.
Over 40 levels, with 5 challenge missions. You can save replays of epic moments you went through to show your friends. Gain medals by finishing stages without special abilities.
Featuring music by Jake Kaufman (virt) and Samuel Ascher-Weiss (shnabubula).
Control is accelerometer based, and you can custom calibrate it. So you can play it vertically, while laying down in the couch, or whatever position you want.
Difficulty of this game rises from very easy to very hard. There's space for everyone.
What's New in Version 4.40A new ability besides slow motion : magnetic fluxor, which can be used to repel bullets. Tap the left side of the screen to activate. The right side now belongs to slow motion.
The path to Jupiter is now filled with asteroids. They also react to your ship's fluxors.