★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: This application is compatible with the iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5 and newer devices (older devices are not supported).

Blast your way through waves of enemies and bullets and defeat massive boss ships in this fast-paced vertical Shoot'em Up with a traditional Arcade Mode and an experimental Campaign Mode that borrows from the mechanics of ARPGs such as Diablo and Borderlands.

CAMPAIGN MODE

Choose from 3 ship classes, gain experience up to level 30, loot randomly generated weapons, shields and mods from your enemies and carefully spend points in non-resetable skill trees.

Make your own challenge: overwhelm lower level enemies with devastating firepower, min-max your ship's stats to farm a specific chapter for rare loot, or bite all that you can chew and risk losing it all in hardcore mode.

Randomly generated enemy waves
3 sub-modes: Casual (no death penalty), Normal and Hardcore (perma-death)
3 ship classes: Fighter, Cruiser and Destroyer
30 levels of ship experience
15+ stats to min-max, such as Critical Damage, Armor, Shield Regeneration, Hitbox Size and more
3 skill trees (Attack, Defense and Technology)
Evolutive special powers
Billions of randomly generated items with 4 quality tiers and according rarity
4 tiers of difficulty
World ranking

ARCADE MODE

1 bullet death: no life bars or shield shenanigans
Chain scoring: combos increase your score multiplier
1CC scoring: you can continue when out of lives but your score and chain will reset
In-game power-ups

COMMON FEATURES

Replays
Leaderboards
Achievements
Original soundtrack

HOW TO PLAY

Move your ship by dragging it with your finger (relative touch).
Double tap to trigger your special power.

Campaign mode:
Collect the blue orbs released by enemies to fill your energy bar.
Once the energy bar is full you can trigger your special power.
Collect white, green, blue and orange loot released by enemies.
You can only equip new items between levels (and you should!).
Your overall campaign score is the addition of each chapter's highscore (regardless of tier).

Arcade mode:
Kill all enemies in a wave to increase your Chain.
Collect power-ups (blue items), bombs (orange items) and extra lives (white items) released by enemies.

TheQuadsphere's comments:

Icarus-X: Tides of Fire

The Quadsphere
Genres: Games Entertainment Arcade Role-Playing
GAME CENTER ENABLED
$3.79 NZD


Quote:
This application is compatible with the iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5 and newer devices (older devices, and specifically the iPhone 4S, are not supported).

Blast your way through waves of enemies and bullets and defeat massive boss ships in this fast-paced vertical Shoot'em Up with a traditional Arcade Mode and an experimental Campaign Mode that borrows from the mechanics of ARPGs such as Diablo and Borderlands.

CAMPAIGN MODE

Choose from 3 ship classes, gain experience up to level 30, loot randomly generated weapons, shields and mods from your enemies and carefully spend points in non-resetable skill trees.

Make your own challenge: overwhelm lower level enemies with devastating firepower, min-max your ship's stats to farm a specific chapter for rare loot, or bite all that you can chew and risk losing it all in hardcore mode.

Randomly generated enemy waves
3 sub-modes: Casual (no death penalty), Normal and Hardcore (perma-death)
3 ship classes: Fighter, Cruiser and Destroyer
30 levels of ship experience
15+ stats to min-max, such as Critical Damage, Armor, Shield Regeneration, Hitbox Size and more
3 skill trees (Attack, Defense and Technology)
Evolutive special powers
Billions of randomly generated items with 4 quality tiers and according rarity
4 tiers of difficulty
World ranking

ARCADE MODE

1 bullet death: no life bars or shield shenanigans
Chain scoring: combos increase your score multiplier
1CC scoring: you can continue when out of lives but your score and chain will reset
In-game power-ups

COMMON FEATURES

Replays
Leaderboards
Achievements
Original soundtrack

HOW TO PLAY

Move your ship by dragging it with your finger (relative touch).
Double tap to trigger your special power.

Campaign mode:
Collect the blue orbs released by enemies to fill your energy bar.
Once the energy bar is full you can trigger your special power.
Collect white, green, blue and orange loot released by enemies.
You can only equip new items between levels (and you should!).
Your overall campaign score is the addition of each chapter's highscore (regardless of tier).

Arcade mode:
Kill all enemies in a wave to increase your Chain.
Collect power-ups (blue items), bombs (orange items) and extra lives (white items) released by enemies.












Supported Devices:
  • iPadMini
  • iPhone5
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPhone5c
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5s
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPhone6
  • iPadThirdGen

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 6.0

Download Size: 78.8MB

06-24-2015, 02:15 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Nice!

06-24-2015, 02:47 PM
#3
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 448
instabuy.
06-24-2015, 04:15 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 157

Last edited by TheQuadsphere; 06-24-2015 at 04:45 PM.
06-24-2015, 04:27 PM
#5
The videos are not showing up for me. I found another one (?), maybe this one works.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S_kOza4sxrA

Definitely an instabuy, though the word has to get redefined due to Apple's disability to fix their new releases problem.
06-24-2015, 04:46 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
The videos are not showing up for me. I found another one (?), maybe this one works.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S_kOza4sxrA

Definitely an instabuy, though the word has to get redefined due to Apple's disability to fix their new releases problem.
Thanks! I fixed the youtube link.
06-24-2015, 05:01 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,328
If it doesnt need internet connecrion to play, i will buy as soon as it is available here
06-24-2015, 06:27 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,206
Yay! I've been waiting for this one!

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
06-24-2015, 07:05 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: a[V-O-I-D]
Posts: 14,104
Send a message via MSN to syntheticvoid
AHHHH!!! Holy carap!! I absolutely LOVED the first one... Can't wait to snag this! =oD

Thanks for the vids, I had yet to even hear of this. It looks fanfarickintastic!
06-24-2015, 07:19 PM
#10
Interesting observation i just made.
I opened my regular TA site "newest games and drops" and another instabuy (for me) showed up - Piloteer. I went to my swiss store and was able to buy it right away. Icarus isn't there yet with the old BS result "not available anymore".