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Looking for recommendations. Best of the dual-stick shooters?

11-01-2010, 08:05 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
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Looking for recommendations. Best of the dual-stick shooters?

So, I have purchased over 60-something games for my Ipod, but I have never actually bought a single dual-stick shooter for it. The dual stick shooter genre is quite possibly one of the most over saturated genres on the iOS. With so many options to choose from, it is hard for me to decide what is worth looking into.

Some of the most recent games in this genre seem to be Age of Zombies, Gun Brothers and Revolt (going by the TA main page), are any of these worth getting? Or what about older games in the app store like Predators (this one is in the top 50 game list on the Canadian app store), Mini Gore and iDracula?

What would you guys recommend?
11-01-2010, 08:07 PM
#2
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ok... predators isn't a dss

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11-01-2010, 08:09 PM
#3
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It isn't? Looking at the screen shots, I assumed it was.

But it is on sale for 99 cents... worth getting?
11-01-2010, 08:11 PM
#4
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Age of Zombies and Alive 4-ever RETURNS are probably 2 of the best from what I hear. I haven't player either so I can't confirm. I have played the first Alive 4-ever, and it was a blast (no pun intended). Minigore is okay.
11-01-2010, 08:11 PM
#5
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ye predators is good, but what you really need to get is minigore, its the best DS shooter out there
11-01-2010, 08:19 PM
#6
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Well there are over 100 that I have been able to find. But I do have a few favorites:
Minigore
Solomon's keep (and boneyard)
Meteor Blitz
Annihilation Undead
Max Adventure(not out yet)
PewPew2
Meow Meow Happy Fight
Alive 4Ever returns
Alien Space
And Revolt seems pretty good from what I have played so far.

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11-01-2010, 08:23 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 525
Quote:
Originally Posted by mister-k81 View Post
So, I have purchased over 60-something games for my Ipod, but I have never actually bought a single dual-stick shooter for it. The dual stick shooter genre is quite possibly one of the most over saturated genres on the iOS. With so many options to choose from, it is hard for me to decide what is worth looking into.

Some of the most recent games in this genre seem to be Age of Zombies, Gun Brothers and Revolt (going by the TA main page), are any of these worth getting? Or what about older games in the app store like Predators (this one is in the top 50 game list on the Canadian app store), Mini Gore and iDracula?

What would you guys recommend?
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Originally Posted by rooteboy View Post
ye predators is good, but what you really need to get is minigore, its the best DS shooter out there
OBJECTION!



These are my favorites. IMO all of these are ten times better than Minigore.

Revolt. iDracula. Meteor Blitz. Isotope. Revolt. Guerrilla Bob. Meteor Blitz. PewPew 2. Revolt. Solomon's Keep. Meteor Blitz.

You may notice that Revolt and Meteor Blitz are mentioned three times. (hint: It's because they're really, really, really, really good.)

Last edited by csklimowski; 11-01-2010 at 08:50 PM.
11-01-2010, 08:30 PM
#8
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My favorites are Revolt, Solomon's Keep/Boneyard, Meow Meow Happy Fight, Alive 4Ever Returns, and Meteor Blitz.

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11-01-2010, 08:44 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mister-k81 View Post
It isn't? Looking at the screen shots, I assumed it was.

But it is on sale for 99 cents... worth getting?
It's more or less a top-down beat-em up with a ton of violence (for an iPhone game at least). For a buck, it's more than worth it. I definitely got my money's worth.

And as for best dual-stick shooters, I'm giving it to Alive 4 Ever Returns, Revolt, iDracula (old school but still sick), and possibly Age of Zombies. Minigore isn't bad, but it's definitely overrated. Let's just hope the upcoming update lives up to all the hype.
11-01-2010, 08:53 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csklimowski View Post
OBJECTION!


These are my favorites. IMO all of these are ten times better than Minigore.

Revolt. iDracula. Meteor Blitz. Isotope. Revolt. Guerrilla Bob. Meteor Blitz. PewPew 2. Revolt. Solomon's Keep. Meteor Blitz.

You may notice that Revolt and Meteor Blitz are mentioned three times. (hint: It's because they're really, really, really, really good.)
Objection Sustained. I'll agree with the ones on that list that I've played.

And a little known one that I found pretty awesome was ZombieHunter [7DA] (formerly known as 7 Days Apocalypse). It's a bit overpriced at $3.99, but it's still a great game, especially seeing as it was one of the very first actually violent zombie games out there. Not a bad game at all, though.

iDracula still holds up surprisingly well. While others died out over time (Minigore), iDracula still remains one of the best out there, and not just because it was basically the first out there.