"Tilt to move, shake to blast, shoot to kill."

The developer's game description pretty much sums up this quick and rapid-fire shooter. The game drops you in the center of a grid in which you must stay alive. Besides the nicely polished retro feel to the game, it succeeds in the implementation of a very iPhone-centric control system.

Ship movements are controlled by the tilt while the direction of shooting is controlled by a circular pad. Simple dial in the direction you'd like to shoot. Finally, the a screen-clearing bomb can be invoked by shaking the iPhone vigorously. Overall, a very successful control system.

The game is also fun and cheap ($0.99). The developer promises more enemy types, modes and an online leaderboard in the future.

App Store Link: 2079, $0.99

  • http://ims.co.nz Tim Haines

    Nice game. Just bought it based on your writeup. It's a fun challenge to try and control the movement and shooting at the same time. I got a txt half way through the game and it broke. If the dev does a release soon and fixes that, I'll go give him 5 stars for it. :-)

  • http://ims.co.nz Tim Haines

    Nice game. Just bought it based on your writeup. It's a fun challenge to try and control the movement and shooting at the same time. I got a txt half way through the game and it broke. If the dev does a release soon and fixes that, I'll go give him 5 stars for it. :-)

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    best game at the moment! :)

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    best game at the moment! :)

  • Oliver

    Reminds me of Geometry Wars. I'll give it a try :).

  • Oliver

    Reminds me of Geometry Wars. I'll give it a try :).

  • Stemilan0

    lol if you tap on the interrogative point in the main menu, and then on "baby on board" there is a secret cube level :O

  • Stemilan0

    lol if you tap on the interrogative point in the main menu, and then on "baby on board" there is a secret cube level :O

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    Pew, pew, pew!

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    Pew, pew, pew!

  • BeyondtheTech

    Haven't been able to launch it once on my iPhone 3G with 2.2 firmware... Grr.

  • BeyondtheTech

    Haven't been able to launch it once on my iPhone 3G with 2.2 firmware... Grr.

  • Noah

    Have you tried rebooting at least once BeyondtheTech?

  • Noah

    Have you tried rebooting at least once BeyondtheTech?

  • BeyondtheTech

    I launch 2079 to have my iPhone reboot for me. ;) Still no go.

  • BeyondtheTech

    I launch 2079 to have my iPhone reboot for me. ;) Still no go.

  • arn

    @beyondthetech - it works on my iphone 3g + 2.2 firmware, so it's not just that part of the config.

  • arn

    @beyondthetech - it works on my iphone 3g + 2.2 firmware, so it's not just that part of the config.

  • http://www.earth2willi.com willi

    Beyond: is your iPhone jailbroken?

  • http://www.earth2willi.com willi

    Beyond: is your iPhone jailbroken?

  • Ahiru

    geometry wars galore!!

    when are we going to see the real port of geometry wars?? (with the cool modes from GW2)

    gonna give this game a try!

  • Ahiru

    geometry wars galore!!

    when are we going to see the real port of geometry wars?? (with the cool modes from GW2)

    gonna give this game a try!

  • BeyondtheTech

    Never jailbroken. I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling. I got it as far as flashing the game screen, then it booted out to the iPhone home screen.

  • BeyondtheTech

    Never jailbroken. I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling. I got it as far as flashing the game screen, then it booted out to the iPhone home screen.

  • kfir

    now imagine a star trek game based on this game:)

  • kfir

    now imagine a star trek game based on this game:)

  • Eric

    Hi BeyondtheTech, may I suggest you trying to delete the game and download it again? There may have been a corruption while you downloaded the game. Don't worry, you won't be charged twice. - Eric

  • Eric

    Hi BeyondtheTech, may I suggest you trying to delete the game and download it again? There may have been a corruption while you downloaded the game. Don't worry, you won't be charged twice. - Eric

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  • Maidstonekent

    I have this game and left a review. As I said in the review it is so like the greatest arcade game ever written Robotron.

    Maybe you haven't heard of Robotron but this is similar. No offence but Robotron is better. Just do a google search and you will find it . It was developed by Williams who also did Defender another classic.

    One suggestion it has no levels so you can't have a rest and you don' appear to progress.

    Can you ask Williams if you could do a Robotron iPhone game though?????

  • Maidstonekent

    I have this game and left a review. As I said in the review it is so like the greatest arcade game ever written Robotron.

    Maybe you haven't heard of Robotron but this is similar. No offence but Robotron is better. Just do a google search and you will find it . It was developed by Williams who also did Defender another classic.

    One suggestion it has no levels so you can't have a rest and you don' appear to progress.

    Can you ask Williams if you could do a Robotron iPhone game though?????

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  • Funfactorygaming

    Try KillaTron 2112 for a Robotron clone on the Iphone App Store