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Best Vertical Overhead 2d Shooter for iPad?

05-14-2011, 04:42 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 15
Best Vertical Overhead 2d Shooter for iPad?

Hello,

I'm looking for the best (whatever that means!), overhead vertical scrolling shooter for the iPad.

Just to clarify: I'm thinking of 1942 as a perfect example. I'd like something visually appealing and with variable difficulty settings. I'm not the gamer I once was, and would like to just have fun playing.

I've seen some great shooters from "Cube," but unless I'm mistaken they are iPhone only. I'd really like to find something along those lines but developed for the iPad.

Thanks in advance!!!!
05-14-2011, 04:53 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vauxhall95 View Post
Hello,

I'm looking for the best (whatever that means!), overhead vertical scrolling shooter for the iPad.

Just to clarify: I'm thinking of 1942 as a perfect example. I'd like something visually appealing and with variable difficulty settings. I'm not the gamer I once was, and would like to just have fun playing.

I've seen some great shooters from "Cube," but unless I'm mistaken they are iPhone only. I'd really like to find something along those lines but developed for the iPad.

Thanks in advance!!!!
unless I'm mistaken it's cave.

im back guys!

05-14-2011, 06:09 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 15
Yep, "Cave.". Let that serve as a lesson to all you kids out there: never post in the forum after taking a muscle relaxant for severe low back pain! ;-)

So, any suggestions for games? I just saw a game, "Cosmic Birds HD," it looks promising?
05-14-2011, 06:33 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vauxhall95 View Post
Yep, "Cave.". Let that serve as a lesson to all you kids out there: never post in the forum after taking a muscle relaxant for severe low back pain! ;-)

So, any suggestions for games? I just saw a game, "Cosmic Birds HD," it looks promising?
i don't have an ipad. just wanted to clear up if you actually meant cube

im back guys!
05-14-2011, 08:03 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I had great fun with Cosmic Birds on the iPhone once they'd sorted the crash issues. I'm not strictly a SHMUP kinda guy though so I couldn't go into details on the pros and cons compared to the competition. I just know it looked beautiful and it was kinda tough, but the upgrading meant I got further each time I played which was cool.

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05-14-2011, 08:54 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 509
I'd suggest checking out these overhead 2D shooters for the iPad:

- AirAttack HD
- iStriker: Rescue & Combat
- Rosewell Fighter
- Ultrablast
- Icarus-X
- Shmup
- Pac Sam
05-14-2011, 09:29 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 15
Thanks! AirAttack HD is perfect. Just what I was looking for.
05-14-2011, 10:59 PM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 456
Phoenix and Infinity Field are my 2 favorite 2D games. iF is iPad only.
05-15-2011, 01:09 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 509
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vauxhall95 View Post
Thanks! AirAttack HD is perfect. Just what I was looking for.
Another good one similar to this (which I was trying to remember last night but couldn't) is SkySmash 1918. AirAttack HD is a better game, but if you want more try SkySmash 1918 too.
05-15-2011, 08:38 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Brazil
Posts: 609
Until Cave ports their games to iPad, I don't think there's any shmup better than Space Invaders Infinity Gene. Superb.

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