Metal Storm

Posted January 6, 2009 11:28am


2 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • SOUND: 3
  • CONTROL: 2
  • FUN: 3
SUMMARY: An overhead arcade shooter for the Android platform

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Metal Storm is a top down shooter for the Android platform. This game offers quite a bit for the early generation of games on the G1 and is definitely worth checking out if you enjoy top down shooters.

The game is controlled completely by the trackball. You won’t be in complete control of your spacecraft during this adventure, but you’ll be able to slide the trackball in the direction you want to continue to move. This is frustrating when you want to just stay still and shoot one target as that’s not so easy a task. You’ll actually have to fly toward or away from the target if you don’t want to move from side to side.

The game concept is simple and pretty fun. You’ll be flying around shooting the enemies in level after level. Your goal is to survive the level and get the highest score. There will be coins and powerups to collect throughout the level, allowing you to better your score and strategy. This also livens up the game quite a bit.

If you’ve played one top down shooter, you’ve played them all. Metal Storm is no different. It’s a really fun game, one of the best out for the Android platform at this point, but it’s not for everyone. The controls could use some work to make it feel like you’re more in control. Regardless, this app is worth checking out.

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