★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
  • Publisher: Black Lab Games
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 51.0 MB
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating:
    Not enough votes.
App description: When Novus falls, will you be its saviour?

**THE PSP TURN-BASED STRATEGY HIT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR IPAD!**
**"..it was the perfect small download to have sitting on the PSP. On the iPad, its even better." - digitallydownloaded.net

Star Hammer Tactics for iPad is the explosive new iOS release of the PSP Minis sci-fi hit. Take command of the infamous NSG-14 as Lieutenant Fredan Dyce in Campaign mode, or battle your friends for supremacy in Pass-the-Pad Skirmish mode. With every ship of Naval Strike Group 14 under your direct command, launch missiles to annihilate your enemies from afar or close in for explosive ship-to-alien melees.

BATTLE FOR FREE
Experience engaging turn-based tactical battles between the Alliance forces of Novus and the mysterious Nautilid invaders for free! Features unlimited play in four Campaign missions and small Skirmish battles, with all further content unlocked with a single in-app purchase.

TURN-BASED STRATEGY
Quick and easy to pick up with tactical depth to master. Control every vessel of the Alliance Navy, launch devastating missiles and use the unique Power Balance mechanic to tweak your fleets offensive and defensive capabilities.

OPERATION STAR HAMMER
An epic Campaign story specifically crafted for the iPad release. Play as Lieutenant Fredan Dyce, earn promotions within the Alliance Navy and come face-to-face with the single greatest threat to the safety of your homeworld Novus.

HOTSEAT MULTIPLAYER
Skirmish Mode gets you to design your own fleet and jump straight into the battle against a friend or the challenging AI. Shiploads of options to make the battle of your choosing.

INCREDIBLE SCI-FI SETTING
Explore the vast universe of Star Hammer with the encyclopaedic Data Archives. Get the facts and history about Novus, and find clues on how to defeat the Nautilid swarm.

GAME CENTRE SUPPORT
Achievements and Leaderboards on Game Center to prove you are the Alliances greatest commander.

**********

For more information about Star Hammer Tactics, visit our homepage at http://www.starhammer.com
Follow us on Twitter @blacklabgames
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/blacklabgames

blacklabgames's comments:
Hi!

I wanted to announce that Star Hammer Tactics for iPad is now available on the App Store. Previously released on PSP via the PlayStation Store, it's a game of tactical space battles. The new iPad version is a complete re-write and features a heap of improvements, including:

* Intuitive touch-based controls
* New 3D graphics, including awesome explosions!
* Totally revamped 15-scenario campaign
* Game Center support

Launch Trailer :





Enjoy!

L8r, Paul
Black Lab Games
11-24-2011, 11:17 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
Thanks for releasing on IOS, looking forward to trying this later.

Favorite mobile RTS: Autumn Dynasty, Amoebattle & Red Conquest
Great TBS/SRPGs: Wesnoth, Battle Academy, Kingturn, Pantheon Cycle, Dungeon Crawlers, SW&E, Viking Lords, Metal Brigade Tactics, Tactical Soldier, Ravenmark, Tactics Maiden and Banner Saga

11-24-2011, 05:53 PM
#3


Nice One. I will give it in a few Minutes a Try and report back as soon as i have played it some Rounds.

Last edited by Sanuku; 11-26-2011 at 01:40 PM. Reason: HD Gameplay Trailer added (iPad 2).
11-25-2011, 12:26 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 117
Gave the game a whirl. Its not bad, but I can't seem to go pass the campaign's mission 2. I keep crashing to the desktop. Using an iPad 2.
11-25-2011, 02:03 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
@Kildar - That's no good! Drop an email to support [ at]blacklabgames[dawt]com.au and we'll see if can get that sorted out.

Paul Turbett
Black Lab Games
Website | Twitter | Facebook
Available now : Star Hammer Tactics for iPad
11-25-2011, 03:24 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 117
Please to report that all I needed to do was turn off my iPad and restart the device and I'm no longer experiencing the CTD.

Looking forward to progressing to the end of the free portion of the campaign so I can give a more detailed impression on the game.
11-25-2011, 03:34 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
Quote:
Please to report that all I needed to do was turn off my iPad and restart the device and I'm no longer experiencing the CTD.
Good to hear!

Paul Turbett
Black Lab Games
Website | Twitter | Facebook
Available now : Star Hammer Tactics for iPad
11-25-2011, 03:38 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 117
Are we going to be limited to only five (5) types of ships? Or do you guys plan to add some more ships?

Also any chance to customize ships in the future?

The timer on player moves doesn't allow much time for a relaxed review of the tactical movements by a player. You guys plan to add an option to remove the timer?
11-25-2011, 03:54 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
If there is support for the game, then there will certainly be updates, and additional ships (and enemies) are the first things on the list to add.

Customization is certainly possible, too. What would you like to see? Appearance, weapons ???

In skirmishes, there is already an option to adjust the timer (including turning it off). It's included in the campaign to maintain a snappy pace to the game, however I've had similar comments before, so we are looking into it.

Paul Turbett
Black Lab Games
Website | Twitter | Facebook
Available now : Star Hammer Tactics for iPad
11-25-2011, 01:05 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
I also have problems with the timer due to the nature of how you move the units. I'm used to tapping a unit and then tapping the location to move to. Since in this game you have to hold and slide the unit around, most of the time I can't slide the unit to the correct square. And units are especially hard to move around when their are a bunch of units close together. I would like the option to turn off the timer for single player.

Favorite mobile RTS: Autumn Dynasty, Amoebattle & Red Conquest
Great TBS/SRPGs: Wesnoth, Battle Academy, Kingturn, Pantheon Cycle, Dungeon Crawlers, SW&E, Viking Lords, Metal Brigade Tactics, Tactical Soldier, Ravenmark, Tactics Maiden and Banner Saga