Lock ‘n’ Load Review – Get your guns ready

On April 24, 2012

App Type: Uncategorized

Lock ‘n’ Load Review – Get your guns ready

Our rating:

By: Chillingo

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2012-04-19

Developer: Chillingo

Price: $0.99

User Rating:

Lock ‘n’ Load. The name itself suggested an afternoon of mindless iPhone and iPad fun involving blasting enemies to smithereens. Fortunately, I was not disappointed by this game, I hope this shows in my review. While the plotline does not serve much significance in Lock ‘n’ Load, the game basically involves players controlling a man in a hockey mask destroying the evil minions of an insane magic infused girl so as to stop her from achieving her evil plans.

Lock ‘n’ Load is a Chillingo game, like so many blockbusters before it (have you checked our review of The Fancy Pants Adventures, Cut The Rope or Contre Jour?) They are usually looking for the best combination of addicting game and in-app purchasing, Lock ‘n Load being no different from other games from the company in this regard.

Lock ‘n’ Load features twin-stick shooter control system. This means two joysticks are given to players to control their character. One controls the movements of the character, whereas the other stick allows players control over where to point and shoot their weapon. This twin-stick shooting system is not unique to Lock ‘n’ Load(has been used in countless iPhone and iPad shooters already, meaning iPad and iPhone gamers are used to it) but nevertheless is a refreshing experience compared to the classic d-pad and buttons from games of the same genre.

Lock ‘n’ Load is available in two different modes: Campaign and Mission mode. As previously mentioned, the plot of Lock ‘n’ Load hardly matters, as the whole idea of the game is just to destroy all the enemies that stand in your way as well as complete any assigned task by collecting items scattered across levels.

Upgrades are also made available as added incentives to play the game. Character upgrades and customization are some of the little perks the game has installed for players.

For $0.99, Lock ‘n’ Load is an awesome game that is worth a download. Easy fun for an endless stream of shooting.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Simple. The twin joystick system is a breeze to handle.

Who Is It For:Gamers who like mindless shooting action

What I Like:Engaging gameplay

What I Don't Like:Game gets a little repetitive over time

Final Statement:Shoot all the minions!

Read the Developer's Notes:
Once upon a time, there was an evil little girl whose goal was to conquer the world…now it’s up to you to grab your gun and save the day. Get ready to blow some crazed creeps away in Lock 'n' Load, a twin-stick shooter packed to the brim with style and substance.

We are aware that some users are experiencing crash issues at the start of Lock 'n' Load. We are working closely to correct this bug as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you experience this bug - please turn Airplane mode on before starting the game to solve this temporary issue.

Lock 'n' Load is one huge game. With 16 massive levels in the main campaign, 9 huge additional levels in the unlockable Call of Minions campaign, plus 6 tough challenge maps, there’s more gameplay here than you can shake a boomstick at!

Use a variety of deadly weapons from shotguns to a chainsaw to mow down anything that stands in your way.

With 32 different enemy types to overcome, ranging from zombies to giant pumpkins, Lock 'n' Load offers up a serious challenge

Great voice acting, awesome visuals, addictive mini-games, enthralling story, insane weapons, deadly enemies—Lock 'n' Load has everything a great shooter needs and then some!

For more information or support, please visit www.chillingo.com

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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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