App description: Shadow Warrior for iOS, enhanced classic shooter from creators of Duke Nukem 3D (original PC version) 3D Realms and from developers of Doomsday series (iOS) General Arcade.

Features:
- 3 highly customizable control schemes
- 11 deadly weapons including katana, shurikens, uzi, rocket launcher and even enemy head
- dozens of settings and options including Retro Graphics mode and Voxels
- cheat menu
- amazing original soundtrack
- hordes of cruel enemies
- hilarious Lo Wang jokes
- drivable vehicles
- classic hardcore gameplay
- destructible environment
- more features coming soon with update
- Lo Wang rap
- bunnies!

Video:
http://bit.ly/XqbbT3

Reviews:
GameSpot Users Score: 8.2/10
Metacritic Users Score: 8.8/10
IMDB Users Score: 8.4/10
GamerPro Review: 4.5/5
GameSpot Asia Review: 7.2/10
GOG.com Users Score: 4.5/5
PC Zone UK Review: 80/100
GameStats Overall Score: 7.7/10
Computer Hope Review: 7.1/10
Adrenaline Vault Review: 8.0/10
Computer Games Magazine Review: 7.0

Plot:
Lo Wang. Master ninja assassin for 20 years. A Shadow Warrior. Shadow warriors are the best of the best, and Lo Wang was the best of the Shadow warriors. Every top company in Japan had a shadow warrior... a protector, a negotiator, a cleaner.

Lo Wang worked for Zilla Enterprises, a conglomerate with control in every major industry. Too much control. Power corrupts, and Master Zilla's corporation was corrupted to the core.

Lo Wang discovered Master Zilla's demonic scheme to rule Japan, using creatures summoned from the dark side. A man of honor, Lo Wang quit. But one as powerful as Wang either must be on your side, or on no one's side. Master Zilla unleashes his creations for their first test: to kill a single man, a shadow warrior... Lo Wang!

Sanuku's comments:


12-19-2012, 05:23 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,868
Looking forward to this ! I was lucky enough to be one of the beta testers for this, really enjoyed it. An old 90's classic when you had lots of Doom style games coming out.

This ones very playable, controls work well, instant purchase for me later

12-19-2012, 05:35 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: NYC, New York. USA
Posts: 2,050
Free? Hopefully it's a free level and then a Iap to unlock full game.
12-19-2012, 05:47 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,868
Yep i read elsewhere its free for the first level or two and then you buy an IAP to unlock the full game (which is fair). Hope this does well
12-19-2012, 06:31 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Beaufort, SC
Posts: 316
Anyone know the IAP price? Instabuy for me regardless.

Favourites: KotOR, Gridlee, iDOS, Deus Ex: The Fall, Gamebook Adventures, Baldur's Gate EE, GTA: Vice City
12-19-2012, 06:37 AM
#6
LOL I remember playing through this on PC. Ridiculous game, with some pretty crazy things in it. I doubt it's aged all that well, but could still be fun.

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12-19-2012, 06:38 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,314
I also beta tested and had a blast revisiting Shadow Warrior on my iPod. There's some nice polish with a level selection option and very customizable controls. The controls are fluid and responsive on iPod/iPhone. General Arcade are real first person shooter enthusiasts as you can tell from their other releases (Doomsday series, HacX).

I'm glad to see from the app description they decided to keep the cheat menu... that allowed access to God mode and Get All weapons/keys features that some might recall from the PC FPS incarnations. Cheap but fun.
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Originally Posted by Dahak View Post
Anyone know the IAP price? Instabuy for me regardless.
The initial download gives you the first 4 levels free/trial then $1.99 to unlock the rest is what we were told.

Last edited by undeadcow; 12-19-2012 at 06:47 AM.
12-19-2012, 06:40 AM
#8
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Location: australia
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12-19-2012, 06:44 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,514
I was also beta testing this; while it is a pretty solid port, there are still a number of unfriendly core control/UI issues that won't make iPad users very happy (primarily lack of customisation for certain screen/control elements). The developers have stated that they're going to look at features/fixes that didn't make it in on time, however.
12-19-2012, 06:49 AM
#10
I spent many many hours and quite a lot of many on playing this game on line back in the day. It's not my favorite "build" game (which is Duke 3d), but it's excellent. And, it was one of the first FPS to have alternate shooting mode for each weapon and a tactical nuke that wipes out everything and different death animations for monsters. Excellent game it was/is.

HOWEVER, when porting to hand held, and that is judging from past ports of FPS games, controls usually become very annoying and clumsy and a lot of the fun is going down the drain.

I'll try the first level and then decide but the controls need to be good, possibly have accelerometer and gyro.

BTW if it is good, $1.99 for full unlock is practically free.

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