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iPhone: Metalion from ZIO Interactive, Inc [ 0.99$ ]

10-31-2009, 06:25 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 93
Metalion from ZIO Interactive, Inc [ 0.99$ ]

Developer: ZIO Interactive, Inc
Version: 1.0
Size: 29.0 MB

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Metalion, the action mecha shooting game is coming to the iPhone and iPod touch with new specific features: forget about virtual keypads: just 2 fire buttons are necessary to perform all the attacks: primary, charged and bomb. Now, forget about directional keypad, since you won’t find it! Instead, the game uses a full tilt-based control system that allows you to play the game with a single hand!
Eradicating mutants has never felt so intuitive!

Before starting the fight, choose among 3 robots with different Speed, Power and Defense stats. Then go to the Remodeling screen to fine tune your mecha’s stats and equipments and get ready for your mission.

If you do well in the missions, you will be able to gather enough mineral to purchase upgrades for your robot. Beware of the boss and sub-boss characters: you’d better keep your Bombs (Special attack) for them, since they are resistant and extremely dangerous!

Move your mecha by tilting your device.
Fire Bomb (Special attack) with the Bomb icon (left): be careful: the quantity is limited.
Fire Primary attack by holding the Attack icon (right).
When the attack gauge is full, release to launch a Charged attack.
All attacks vary depending on your character.

Save your Bombs for the fights against the bosses.
Watch your shield value (mid-bottom of screen): you will lose HP if you get hit when your shield is low.
Spend your mineral wisely: Bombs and Units disappear after use, while other upgrades are permanent…
The difficulty is already quite high in Easy mode: don’t be ashamed, this is definitely NOT a “rookie” mode.
10-31-2009, 07:28 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Earth
Posts: 92
reminds me of the old top gun game on SNES except with a robot instead of plane. tempting

10-31-2009, 07:42 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 540
Looks great, why isn't it getting any attention?
10-31-2009, 08:42 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 385
It looks nice, but player motion looks incredibly choppy. Was this a port of a cellphone game? Graphically it looks like it, with many enemies looking like 2D sprites, as well as player motion appearing very choppy, as if one were tapping on a phone's number keys to move. The action looks nice and intense and it does look fun though. For 0,99 I suppose it can't do much wrong.

Plays: Zaxxon Escape, Plague Inc., Phoenix HD, Block Fortress, Knights of Pen and Paper.
Using: 64 GB iPod Touch 5G
10-31-2009, 08:54 AM
I played this on PocketPC years ago. Certainly takes me back... Can be a lot of fun if you like the old Space Harrier genre.
10-31-2009, 08:55 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 818
Originally Posted by sokaroka View Post
Looks great, why isn't it getting any attention?
cuz of doom, eliminate, and touchpets coming out on the same day
10-31-2009, 09:40 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 385
Hell, I'll TOFTT.

Impressions later.

Plays: Zaxxon Escape, Plague Inc., Phoenix HD, Block Fortress, Knights of Pen and Paper.
Using: 64 GB iPod Touch 5G
10-31-2009, 09:41 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 5,809
Looks like Exzeus

Add me on Steam for TF2: eggzbacon
10-31-2009, 09:54 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: omaha, ne
Posts: 1,441
definitely chop city, i can see why they wasted 60 of the trailer space on the matrix rather than the game.
10-31-2009, 10:39 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 109
Game looks good, looks like alot of action goes on in there.

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