Star Marine Infinite Ammo brings Contra to iOS

first_imgRead more at IndieGames For those of you who grew up with a NES as the console under your TV, there is a new iOS game that will bring you back to your childhood. Titled Star Marine: Infinite Ammo, the app borrows heavily from the NES classic Contra and its sequels. There is no word on whether or not the classic Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) will work to get you 30 lives, but the gameplay looks to be enough to satisfy your need to blast aliens into oblivion.From the famous scatter gun to having to hang from the ceiling while firing your weapon, the title looks to be an excellent homage to one of the most popular game franchises of the 80’s. I can remember the white-knuckled grip I had on my controller during the epic boss-battles for each level, which Star Marine looks to recreate.While I am excited about playing one of my retro favorites, the gameplay may be hindered by its controls. Using a touchscreen to control a game that is modeled to emulate a fast action experience hasn’t really been successful in the past. Running it on an iPad may give you enough space to keep your fingers from blocking the action, but I don’t see this being the case when playing the game on an iPhone. There simply isn’t enough screen real-estate for an action title like this. Still, it’s exciting to see that classic titles are influencing modern day game development. The game costs $1.99 and was released in the App Store last Thursday. You can watch the official preview trailer and a video review from Appolicious below to help decide if it’s worth a purchase.last_img

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