Eve of Impact Review
- No matter how good you get at the game, there is always a sense of inevitable defeat.
- Great haunting soundtrack.
- It might be on purpose, but even direct hits don't always destroy asteroids.
It's Missile Command with a greater sense of the consequences of failure. Not much more too it, but a worthwhile gaming experience.
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With a title like 'Eve of Impact', one gets sort of an apocalyptic vibe. The game itself does a good job of reinforcing this uneasy feeling. Earth is being bombarded by asteroids. Spaceships are carrying people to safety off-world and as the controller of the planet defense grid, you need to delay the planet's inevitable destruction to save as much of the population as possible.
Essentially this is missile command. A tap on the screen will send a missile out to that location. The goal is to destroy the incoming asteroids, and if the explosion causes the asteroid to break up into smaller chunks, you need to destroy them too. Be mindful of the fleeing spaceships however as exploding one can drastically impact your score. The earth is protected by a shield which regenerates over time. Lastly, there is a shock wave attack you can perform that will eat up a great amount of shield, but will obliterate any asteroids close to the home planet.
The visuals are decent enough, although the action might be a little too zoomed out for some player's liking. The soundtrack is very atmospheric and haunting, reinforcing the hopelessness of the given situation.
While an immersive experience (especially for such a simple game), the missiles seem to only explode asteroids when they feel like it. While this might be on purpose, it does make the game more frustrating than it perhaps needs to be. Regardless, the tone set by this title makes it an intriguing play.
DescriptionBlast away at an increasing barrage of asteroids to protect earth from destruction!
Tap your screen to fire missiles at incoming asteroids, watch the immense explosions push away or shatter their targets. Aim carefully because the more missiles explode the more panic is caused and the slower earth's evacuation progresses. The moment you can no longer hold of the barrage of asteroids you witness the end of earth as it has never been shown in any mobile game.
Can you hold of the asteroids long enough, giving mankind a chance to survive?
"Eve of Impact is among the 5 best iPhone games of the week. There’s something both haunting and mesmerizing about this one."
"A beautifully crafted game exhibiting an original idea with detailed lights, explosions and missile trails. I can definitely recommend it."
"The graphics, animations, physics, and sounds all come together to create one hell of an immersive experience, especially for an arcade tapping game."
The App Shack 4/5
"A simple, yet well-done mix of Asteroids and Missile Command that’s perfect for a minute or two of free time."
Slide to Play 4/5
"Eve of Impact does a magnificent take at saving the earth from impending destruction by asteroids, with its stunning visual effects and simplistic gameplay style."
What's On iPhone 4/5
● Cinematic lifelike visuals that will pull you in.
● Challenging fast and strategic gameplay.
● Unique gameplay influenced score system.
● Dramatic and thrilling end game animations.
● Online leader boards and achievements.
● Ideal for those short pick up and play sessions.
● Can be enjoyed on both your iPad and iPhone.
Soundtrack by Remy van Dun
Beta tested by Frank Buiting, Leon Schrijvers and Marc te Vruchte