Eve of Impact – Review – 1159 on the doomsday clock
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Rik Schennink
Version #: 1.2.0
Date Released: 2012-05-15
Developer: Rik Schennink
Price: 0.99User Rating:
I always knew the Earth had a near infinite supply of missiles. Eve of Impact does a magnificent take at saving the earth from impending destruction by asteroids, with its stunning visual effects and simplistic gameplay style.
In Eve of Impact, players take control of the Earth’s defense grid, and launch missiles at asteroids hurling themselves towards the blue planet trying to take down the protective shield put up before eventually moving on to the planet itself. As the players do so, the population of Earth is evacuated via shuttle and the players’ scores are dependent on the number of people evacuated.
In Eve of Impact, there is no limit to the amount of shells one can fire. This makes it extremely easy to take out the dozens of asteroids trying to blast the Earth. However, the downside is that should you decide to launch a barrage of missiles at once, it will significantly slow down the speed of evacuation which in turn has negative consequences on your high scores.
In terms of graphics, Eve of Impact is basic and simplistic, but does a wonderful job in rendering the explosions as well as the abyss of deep space.
Priced at $0.99, this is one cheap form of entertainment that is set to thrill you for hours to come. I strongly recommend the purchase of this wonderful game.
Would I Buy Again:Yes.
Learning Curve:Simple, but difficulty quickly speeds up.
Who Is It For:Anyone and everyone.
What I Like:The graphics and addictiveness of the game.
What I Don't Like:Game is boringly repetitive once you master the later waves.
Final Statement:I never knew you could coordinate missiles from all over the planet into deep space.
Tap your screen to fire missiles at incoming asteroids, watch the immense explosions push away or shatter their targets. Aim carefully because the more missiles explode the more panic is caused and the slower earth's evacuation progresses. The moment you can no longer hold of the barrage of asteroids you witness the end of earth as it has never been shown in any mobile game.
Can you hold of the asteroids long enough, giving mankind a chance to survive?
"Eve of Impact is among the 5 best iPhone games of the week. There’s something both haunting and mesmerizing about this one."
"A beautifully crafted game exhibiting an original idea with detailed lights, explosions and missile trails. I can definitely recommend it."
"The graphics, animations, physics, and sounds all come together to create one hell of an immersive experience, especially for an arcade tapping game."
The App Shack ????
"A simple, yet well-done mix of Asteroids and Missile Command that’s perfect for a minute or two of free time."
Slide to Play ????
"One of the most aesthetically impressive minimalist iOS arcade games to date, though a lot more challenging than it first appears."
? Cinematic lifelike visuals that will pull you in.
? Challenging fast and strategic gameplay.
? Unique gameplay influenced score system.
? Dramatic and thrilling end game animations.
? Online leader boards and achievements.
? Ideal for those short pick up and play sessions.
Soundtrack by Remy van Dun
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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