• Publisher: Wandake
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 269.9 MB
  • Version: 1.4
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 3.6 (7)
App description: 148apps: "For fans of the side-scrolling shoot-em-up, Apocalypse Max delivers quite a lot in a fairly compact package. Requiring a fair amount of concentration, but never overly harsh, it wants you to be a survivor and will equip you with the appropriate weapon to do so." TheVerge: "With the zombie shooter, Wandake Game Studios reminds us why we love killing undead, by doing what everyone else has done. Just better." TouchArcade: "We're digging Max. The production elements are off the wall good, which helps. But more importantly, we're clicking with its action. Solid pacing keeps you moving, while sharp level design keeps introducing interesting choices." PocketGamer: "Enter the no-nonsense star of Wandake's new blood splattered side-scroller Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead. He's got guns. He's got knives. He's called Max." Modojo: "When it comes to iPhone and iPad, 2D graphics don't get much better than Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead, a side-scrolling zombie shooter from Wandake Studios." The iPhone App Review: "The overall graphics and images of Apocalypse Max are pretty stellar. Animation is also spot on." Apptudes: "Max is an high quality action title for any iPhone or iPad user looking for some run and gun gameplay. Overrun by a mysterious strain of mutant zombies, Hellthroat Island has never been more in need of a real hero. You, Apocalypse Max, are the lone survivor of this zombie apocalypse. Journey through 20 levels of heart-thumping, adrenaline-pumping action spread out over 9 perilous worlds! Master in-air maneuvers as you find your way around precarious platforms. Discover secret treasures and collect gold as you overcome more than 16 wacky types of zombies. Unlock over 18 insane weapons and find crazy ways to blast past your enemies. Don't like guns? Wanna get up close and personal? No problem! Rip apart your foes with your oversized, battle-hardy combat knife. For the first time ever on iOS, Wandake Studios present to you the re-invention of the classic retro platforming experience. Apocalypse Max combines timeless zombie slaying fun with free roaming, acrobatic platforming awesomeness to create an action packed, hack-n-slash, shoot-em-up adventure like the world has never seen before! Engage in the epic and timeless battle of man against zombie in this fast action, 2D adventure with Apocalypse Max! FEATURES VAST WORLDS-- Explore rich and deep content. Lead Max through 20 unique levels across 9 distinct regions for hours of gaming entertainment. UNIQUE HAND-DRAWN ARTWORK-- See beautifully designed and stylized 2D artwork within each level of the game, along with fast and lively animations. WIDE ARRAY OF ENEMIES-- Test your hand-to-hand combat skills with a variety of enemies, and eliminate 16 different and creepy zombie types  ADVANCED WEAPONRY-- Select from a variety of over 20 different types of weapons and ammo that you can use to slice, shoot, and blow up zombies. UNIVERSAL APP-- Enjoy on your iPod, iPhone or iPad! OFFICIAL TRAILER-- bit.ly/amax2012 CONTACT WANDAKE STUDIOS-- Twitter: @wandakegames Facebook: facebook.com/ApocalypseMax2012 Web: wandake.com Email: support@wandake.com We hope you enjoy our latest game! Please rate Apocalypse Max.

Exact-Psience's comments:


Looks to possibly be the best release this week. The previous 2 weeks' releases spoiled me too much that im craving for much quality than the usual casuals.

This might just be it. But im not downloading this until i finish Wild Blood so i can delete it. It's another massive 353mb before install.

EDIT: I just realized it might not be out worldwide yet.



09-13-2012, 08:28 PM
#21
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,255
Dear God, I seriously hope my wife doesn't look to closely at my credit card bill this month....all those lines of iTunes purchases...

Sounds like another one I won't be able to resist.
09-13-2012, 08:30 PM
#22
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Greece kos island
Posts: 1,023
The Game is Awesome with amazing gameplay great sound FX and astanding Weaponry!

This is a must have for every one!!!

I am the punishment of GOD
if you had not committed great sins
GOD would not have sent
a punishment like me upon you Genghis Khan

09-13-2012, 08:33 PM
#23
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Originally Posted by Rip73 View Post
Gonna have to go with ironsam on this one.
Went from the sissy difficulty and it really changed it up a gear.
Had a look at the iap's as well. Totally unnecessary. You will not hit a pay wall of any kind.
And yeah, it is very addictive. I have to go to a work meeting in five hours and I haven't gone to bed yet.
Hehe.. Exactly my situation... Tomorrow even Friday i have two tough meetings and i cannot put it down this one.. I have to go with sunglasses lol
09-13-2012, 08:42 PM
#24
I'll start with these two words...

BUY IT.

Rip73 above has covered most of the good stuff. Graphics is really sharp on both the 4s and the iPad3. Enemy's are varied, bright and well detailed, just as your character is. For a game like this, expect lots of same looking enemies, but that is how it is one this type of game. There is still a good variety of enemies later on as you progress. Actions, interactions, reactions, all have proper sound effects. Even the menus, mission select, shop and other UIs are well-designed. Not unique, but pretty good.

Controls are very responsive. Even if you slide from the L to the R button all over to the middle of the screen, it still registers as moving to the right which is an awesome touch.Tapping on each of the action buttons does just that, and all the movement respond very fluidly to the controls.

The Knife attacks are done by swiping left or right, in which you swing your knife into that direction. This takes some getting used to, but im sure anyone who picks this up will learn it in no time.

In shops you can buy and upgrade your weapons. This is where you also need to buy the ammo, and the grenades. There's also the IAP shop there.

The IAP seems to be for the impatient only. 2 levels in on the Easiest difficulty level and I can already buy the Shotgun, although we'll see how much grinding is needed to upgrade them.

Sounds perfect? Almost. Well, there's one thing I wish i could do... I wish i could move buttons around so that the jump button will feel a lot more natural to me. Right now, it's on top of the shoot button, which is the large button on the lower right corner. It's fine where it is, but i can definitely see how it would improve my enjoyment if i were able to move the buttons around. But the game already feels great without it.

I just played 4 levels in the easy difficulty, and i have been hit a few times, so im sure the 2 other difficulty levels will be a good challenge later on.

If you love Metal Slug, you will love this.
If you dont, you will still love this.

Overall it controls great, looks and sounds great, and is definitely something i'd strongly recommend. The only serious downside is the file size at 446mb installed, which is a little bit too much for a sidescrolling action-shooter, but im sure it is easily forgiven due to the design, style, and quality of this game.

As I said, i havent scratched the surface yet, and im looking forward to any bosses and how theyd look like.

IM SURE I'VE FOUND MY GAME OF THE WEEK.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

Last edited by Exact-Psience; 09-13-2012 at 08:45 PM.
09-13-2012, 08:43 PM
#25
Quote:
Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
Dear God, I seriously hope my wife doesn't look to closely at my credit card bill this month....all those lines of iTunes purchases...

Sounds like another one I won't be able to resist.
If she complains, let her play this. It's that good. Oh... and dont forget that running game where you carry the chick with the machine gun.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
09-13-2012, 09:08 PM
#26
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,255
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
If she complains, let her play this. It's that good. Oh... and dont forget that running game where you carry the chick with the machine gun.
Unfortunately, she's far from a gamer. But maybe she'd like the wet bare back of the dude in that runner game.

Now, the only question is whether to pass on playing through the hard mode of Wild Blood for this. Wish WB had iCloud saves.
09-13-2012, 10:12 PM
#27
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,533
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
If she complains, let her play this.
Did anyone else instantaneously think "if it bleeds, we can kill it"? >_>

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
09-13-2012, 10:48 PM
#28
Are there achievements via GC or just leaderboards?
09-13-2012, 10:56 PM
#29
Finally downloaded it! Played some and it seems pretty damned awesome
09-13-2012, 11:07 PM
#30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post

IM SURE I'VE FOUND MY GAME OF THE WEEK.
Yeah, definitely the game of the week.
Spot on review as well. Nice one.

Time for quick sleep now. Didn't realise it was so bloody late.

Last edited by Rip73; 09-13-2012 at 11:11 PM.

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