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App description: Retro. Minimalist. Meditative.

Micro Shooter is a relaxing take on the classic shoot-em-up genre. Clean artwork, a streamlined interface, easy controls, ambient sounds, and algorithmically-drawn enemies make for a simple yet addictive nostalgic experience.

Micro Shooter is a free download. Purchasing the full game unlocks the following features:
- removes ads
- displays score, level, species encountered while playing
- provides unlimited levels (Free version quits at level 15)

Features include:
- Minimalist interface and art style
- Procedural enemy drawing - each one is unique
- Beautiful and varied enemy spawn patterns
- Endless waves of enemies (unlock full game for unlimited gameplay)
- 3 Game Center Leaderboards
- 15 Game Center Achievements
- Weapon power-ups
- Easy to use control scheme
- Music and sound by sineqube
- Share your high scores on Twitter and Facebook
- Optimized for Retina Display

PeteOzzy's comments:
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NZ Release info:

The Game is out in New Zealand. Size of the app is 14.4 MB.

Price in NZ is Free.

Requirements:

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
• Retro. Minimalist. Meditative. •

Micro Shooter is a relaxing take on the classic shoot-em-up genre. Clean artwork, a streamlined interface, easy controls, ambient sounds, and algorithmically-drawn enemies make for a simple yet addictive nostalgic experience.

Micro Shooter is a free download. Purchasing the full game unlocks the following features:
- removes ads
- displays score, level, species encountered while playing
- provides unlimited levels (Free version quits at level 15)

Features include:
- Minimalist interface and art style
- Procedural enemy drawing - each one is unique
- Beautiful and varied enemy spawn patterns
- Endless waves of enemies (unlock full game for unlimited gameplay)
- 3 Game Center Leaderboards
- 15 Game Center Achievements
- Weapon power-ups
- Easy to use control scheme
- Music and sound by sineqube
- Share your high scores on Twitter and Facebook
- Optimized for Retina Display

iPhone Screenshots:











07-16-2014, 07:44 AM
#2
In the screenshots above, you control the cyan colored circle. The other cyan shapes are power-ups and there's generally multiple power ups on the screen, at least in the opening levels. The circle around your "ship" represents health, and gradually disappears after collisions, unless you pick up a health boost.

This dual stick shooter doesn't scroll, so you're fighting in a fixed space-arena, against alien swarms and larger bosses.

It's strangely calm, as the description says, even while it gets quite frantic as the screen fills with enemies that charge directly towards you. The calmness comes from the music, the floaty movement of the "ship" and the minimalistic graphics.

Would be better if the bottom 1/3 of the screen was part of the game-play, rather than control buttons and an advert. And if the alien swarms didn't spawn right beside you.
07-16-2014, 11:40 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Germany
Posts: 107
It's true, the actual gaming sreen could be bigger, but it's definitely worth to check this one out. Lovely, cool art style, and still hard to master. And you can try the first 15 levels for free. One of the few interesting games this week.
07-17-2014, 10:42 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 418
Not too interested in updating my old iPad 2 to iOS 7 so I'm out... Not sure why developers would purposely lock out a potential customer base. Oh well.
07-18-2014, 02:06 AM
#5