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App description: FIRST PLACE IN AMIGA GAMES AWARD 2010 (MorphOS game category)!
Classical shooter in new 3D arrangement, amazing graphics and effects will guarantee you great fun time! FORTIS means in latin strong, courageous and heroic and that what takes to fight with the enemies and successfully accomplish the game! The player controls the agile plane equipped with 4 weapons and the shield.

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148apps rating: 4 stars

"Fortis has impressive graphics, with virtually everything rendered in 3D."

"Its exciting to see some of the classic games of the past making a comeback on the App Store and Encore looks to have done a great job resurrecting this genre with Fortis which will likely pickup fans of existing games like Geometry Wars."


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Features include:

- Universal application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

- 36 LEVELS DIVIDED INTO 3 STAGES

- BONUS LEVEL AFTER EACH STAGE

- FANTASTIC 3D GRAPHICS (all environments and enemies are realtime calculated 3D)

- 4 DIFFERENT 3D BACKGROUNDS
Each stage has different 3D background with great graphic art and visual effects. The camera follows player's moves at all times

- 4 UPGRADEABLE WEAPONS WITH LIMITED AMMUNITION
The player has 4 weapons to use: cannon, plasma, rocket and fireball. The cannon is the basic, but the weakest weapon and the only one having unlimited ammunition. The weapons differ so it's necessary to choose them as per the enemy's strength.

- SHIELD

- SNAP TO ENEMY OPTION for each weapon

- GREAT REALTIME VISUAL EFFECTS such as explosions, smoke, shots and lava.

- INCREASING DIFFICULTY THROUGH THE GAME

- IMPRESSIVE 3D MENU

- STORING BEST RESULTS

- AMAZING SOUND EFFECTS, 2 SONGS in the background, volume control

- INTERFACE IN 3 LANGUAGES: English, French and Polish

- 3 PLAYER PROFILES with independent save game for each

- STORE
Earned money can be used to buy the upgrades and ammunition

- 2 THUMB-STICKS to control the ship

- DIVERSITY OF ENEMIES
Levels are full of enemies who want to interrupt player's mission. They have different kind of weapons, strength and resistance and they can be consolidated into bigger ships

- DIFFERENT BONUSES TO COLLECT
During each stage there are bonus levels to collect upgrades, points and money. The destroyed enemies leave the pickups as well (energy, shield, bombs, ammunition, weapon, points, money, extra life, extra time)!


See VIDEO-TRAILER on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMh8zEFM3fo

More details, screenshots and video-trailer available on our website - http://www.encore-games.com/fortis_iphone_ipod

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/encoregames

ImNoSuperMan's comments:


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05-25-2010, 05:13 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,245
Looks pretty polished for .99. I wonder how well it plays.

05-25-2010, 05:36 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 457
Quote:
Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Looks pretty polished for .99. I wonder how well it plays.
as I have a weakness for dual-stick shooters I bought this as soon as a saw it.. It plays well, rather than an endless shooter... It has levels.. Graphics are really polished and the controls work well . You can upgrade your weapons... This game is worth the 59p in my opinion

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05-25-2010, 06:17 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 4,761
http://www.encore-games.com/fortis_iphone_ipod.html

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Check lite version first to see if you are happy with its performance.
We are working on HD version of Fortis for iPad. It should be available soon. Please stay tuned for more details.
05-25-2010, 06:23 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: In an Apple store near you
Posts: 1,549
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Originally Posted by UncleLimey View Post
as I have a weakness for dual-stick shooters I bought this as soon as a saw it.. It plays well, rather than an endless shooter... It has levels.. Graphics are really polished and the controls work well . You can upgrade your weapons... This game is worth the 59p in my opinion
Is this a dual stick shooter? How is everything controlled and are they responsive?

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05-25-2010, 07:34 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
How do the 36 levels play out?

Like do you play the first area (background) for the first 1/4 of the game, then move to the next? Or does the game mix up the stages (backgrounds) to keep things fresh?
05-25-2010, 09:02 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
The game looks and plays very well.
There are 4 weapons that you can upgrade and buy ammo for. First weapon has unlimited ammo, all subsequent weapons have limited ammo but are more powerful. You can buy extra ammo and upgrades with money you pick up after destroying enemies.
It plays like any other dual stick shooter where you can fly in one direction while shooting in another direction.
I have played 6 levels now and the playing area is what you see on the screen. If you go off screen you end up on the opposite side, so the playing area is really small. After a few levels I ended up on a "lava map" which you can see in one of the screenshots. Its a bonus map where you pick up as many powerups as you can. So far I've been destroying meteorites, spikey mines and occasional enemy ship. Looks like you do get a variety of environments but the fact that I am limited to the screen sized map disappointed me. I expected large maps.
So far I'd say the game is worth $0.99. It looks awesome. I'll play some more and report back later.
08-05-2010, 04:39 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,505
What's new

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Last entered nicknames (for each profile separately) is stored and used as default when you enter a new nickname.

Changes in French texts.

Added iPad mode (enabled if the application is started on iPad): high screen resolution, big HUD graphics, touch joysticks adjusted to iPad screen size.

New help screens (high resolution for iPad).

Added high resolution icons for iPad and iPhone4 (Retina screen).

Modifications in touch screen handling (fixed small problem with multitouch handling).

Handling of multitasking (for iOS4 and devices which support multitasking).

Changes in many parts of the engine of the game, which do not affect the look and feel of the game.

If a player doesn't have enough money for buy something, the store between levels is hidden.

Fixed occasional error with wrong rotation of the hero ship after a collision.

Fixed error with fonts in game after changing language.

Changed profile info texts after finishing all stages and levels of the game.

Fixed loading screen.