After long delays, Phart Games's first person shooter Alien Mangle [App Store] finally hit the App Store late last week. For those who haven't been following the drama in our forums, the game started off as Zombie Mangle but was apparently delayed due to excessive gore. So it was rebranded with aliens, robot sheep and green blood and Alien Mangle was born and finally accepted by Apple.

The rather arbitrary premise of the game is that you must protect your robot sheep from invading aliens. The aliens look suspiciously like zombies and will attack you and your sheep. Armed with an axe or several guns (even grenades) that can be bought in the shop, you must navigate your way from the starting position to the "green zone". Each level is set up as a progressively longer path to this safe area. The game also comes with different modes including Easy, Medium and Hard difficulties as well as Progression (levels) vs Survival modes.

While the plot is not particularly deep, the game itself is surprisingly fun once you get the hang of the controls. The "strafe" area on the bottom left acts as a directional joypad and tilt controls offer left/right/up/down movement. The dark and creepy atmosphere of the game also adds to the feel. For only $0.99, it's an easy pick up if you have any interest in this genre or just feel the need to mangle some zombies aliens.


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App Store: Alien Mangle, $0.99

TouchArcade Rating

  • SalsaMD
  • Spindler

    Phart Games? Who thought up that name?

  • SalsaMD
  • Spindler

    Phart Games? Who thought up that name?

  • SalsaMD

    Phart = Perry Hart = developer

  • SalsaMD

    Phart = Perry Hart = developer

  • aen

    it cant be worse than silent hill and for 0,99 anyway...

  • aen

    it cant be worse than silent hill and for 0,99 anyway...

  • SalsaMD

    @aen

    On difference b/t the two is that Silent Hill is done: what you see is what you get. period.

    In contrast, Perry Hart is very active in the forums and continues to improve his games based on user feedback. Thus, in this example, what you see with Alien Mangle is only the beginning...

  • SalsaMD

    @aen

    On difference b/t the two is that Silent Hill is done: what you see is what you get. period.

    In contrast, Perry Hart is very active in the forums and continues to improve his games based on user feedback. Thus, in this example, what you see with Alien Mangle is only the beginning...

  • joni

    i have it for 3 day...the only problem he is to dark and foggy
    You can not see anything...the control is ok..
    and blood is blue..

  • joni

    i have it for 3 day...the only problem he is to dark and foggy
    You can not see anything...the control is ok..
    and blood is blue..

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  • rich_952000

    Shhhhh.....Darn it Arn, they are zaliens and zombiens, hope Apple censors don't see that "z" word you typed!

    Well, I usually type some boring entry, all I can say is: GET IT!

  • rich_952000

    Shhhhh.....Darn it Arn, they are zaliens and zombiens, hope Apple censors don't see that "z" word you typed!

    Well, I usually type some boring entry, all I can say is: GET IT!

  • Mike_03

    I don't find the game fun in anyway. It's not particularly fun to have (z)aliens spawn behind you all the time. For them to only attack your back causing you to have to spin constantly to stop them from killing you. It's not fun looking at the same 2D walls parading around as fake trees. It's not fun to see a bunch of low poly characters when we are aware that the iPhone is able to do so much more in terms of graphics. And, doing the same exact think over and over in the same dark box that is decorated to look like the woods, is no fun at all.

    I'm sorry Perry, I have nothing against you, I just think the game needs a lot of work before I would actually call it a game. That said, I do hope it comes out the other end with much more polish due to the feedback you get here.

    PS: make it brighter :)

  • Mike_03

    I don't find the game fun in anyway. It's not particularly fun to have (z)aliens spawn behind you all the time. For them to only attack your back causing you to have to spin constantly to stop them from killing you. It's not fun looking at the same 2D walls parading around as fake trees. It's not fun to see a bunch of low poly characters when we are aware that the iPhone is able to do so much more in terms of graphics. And, doing the same exact think over and over in the same dark box that is decorated to look like the woods, is no fun at all.

    I'm sorry Perry, I have nothing against you, I just think the game needs a lot of work before I would actually call it a game. That said, I do hope it comes out the other end with much more polish due to the feedback you get here.

    PS: make it brighter :)

  • Orion3G

    AH OOH OH EH OH AH AH AH AH

    Sorry but those sound affects totally took away from the game.. if you even call it that. Seems like most of the time the zombies were attacking you out of the view of the camera.

  • Orion3G

    AH OOH OH EH OH AH AH AH AH

    Sorry but those sound affects totally took away from the game.. if you even call it that. Seems like most of the time the zombies were attacking you out of the view of the camera.

  • SalsaMD

    seems simple enough to incorporate menu sliders to vary ambient noise and sound effects to user preference...

    I believe Perry is adjusting the alien spawn locations so they don't all attack primarily from behind. Some should though...

  • SalsaMD

    seems simple enough to incorporate menu sliders to vary ambient noise and sound effects to user preference...

    I believe Perry is adjusting the alien spawn locations so they don't all attack primarily from behind. Some should though...

  • rich_952000

    Complaining about Enemies attacking from behind, move around, do you expect the game to play for you? Get an "on rails" shooter so you don't have to worry about enemy ai.

    I bet you tell your buddy it's not fair when he sneaks up behind you on Halo 3 and caps you, you get mad and throw down your controller. Sheesh!! Anyway, I'm not going to look at these responses anymore or Arn gonna send me a violation notice. So: to anyone who likes FPS this is the best on iTunes.

  • rich_952000

    Complaining about Enemies attacking from behind, move around, do you expect the game to play for you? Get an "on rails" shooter so you don't have to worry about enemy ai.

    I bet you tell your buddy it's not fair when he sneaks up behind you on Halo 3 and caps you, you get mad and throw down your controller. Sheesh!! Anyway, I'm not going to look at these responses anymore or Arn gonna send me a violation notice. So: to anyone who likes FPS this is the best on iTunes.

  • Adisah

    Those sounds are absolutely hilarious. That game is hardcore man. :D

  • Adisah

    Those sounds are absolutely hilarious. That game is hardcore man. :D

  • steviet

    the aliens/zombies attack you from behind as the sheep they are trying to get are behind you. if you want to see all the zombies coming try walking backwards so the sheep that you are protecting are in view. (this is a useful tactic anyway)

    I really don't understand some of the negative comments on here. no fun? come on!

  • steviet

    the aliens/zombies attack you from behind as the sheep they are trying to get are behind you. if you want to see all the zombies coming try walking backwards so the sheep that you are protecting are in view. (this is a useful tactic anyway)

    I really don't understand some of the negative comments on here. no fun? come on!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Alien mangle is the best fun FPS shooter there is right now. The guns realism make it great. Compare it to BIA, Zombie mansion, Cube etc. awkward control. You've got to try it to believe it. I've got no problems with the zombie spawning from behind or in front, slow or fast. I just shoot the heck out of them haha!

    I like to 'sweep' or 'spray' from right to left or left to right whichever and see the bullets fly out in the night. You can see the empty cartridges emptied out of the chambers. And, there's even a torchlight on top of the guns!

    I wish there's going to be an update with more guns and maybe a Alien Mangle deathmatch!

    The guns graphics and sound effects is truly awesome. I've 'bought' all of the guns accept the grenade so far and I like every each one. I like the M16 better though.

    PG (Phart Games) can always be contacted via his "Alien Mangle" thread and he's always listening to his customers. He's already working on updates requested by us. Alien mangle will be improved greatly and for now at $0.99 it's totally a steal. There's only one FPS right now on my iPhone that I like and that is Alien Mangle!!

    By the way, if you want more info then just check out the Alien Mangle thread. See, what others are saying about this game.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Alien mangle is the best fun FPS shooter there is right now. The guns realism make it great. Compare it to BIA, Zombie mansion, Cube etc. awkward control. You've got to try it to believe it. I've got no problems with the zombie spawning from behind or in front, slow or fast. I just shoot the heck out of them haha!

    I like to 'sweep' or 'spray' from right to left or left to right whichever and see the bullets fly out in the night. You can see the empty cartridges emptied out of the chambers. And, there's even a torchlight on top of the guns!

    I wish there's going to be an update with more guns and maybe a Alien Mangle deathmatch!

    The guns graphics and sound effects is truly awesome. I've 'bought' all of the guns accept the grenade so far and I like every each one. I like the M16 better though.

    PG (Phart Games) can always be contacted via his "Alien Mangle" thread and he's always listening to his customers. He's already working on updates requested by us. Alien mangle will be improved greatly and for now at $0.99 it's totally a steal. There's only one FPS right now on my iPhone that I like and that is Alien Mangle!!

    By the way, if you want more info then just check out the Alien Mangle thread. See, what others are saying about this game.

  • aen

    thats just amusing! well worth the buck...
    i would love to have the option to turn off sound fx. or maybe even be able to have them together with ipod music. that works damn well for touch grind!

    @salsa, this thing and silent hill are two totally different cups of tea as i see it now. silent hill is more creepy when you sneak through the corridors while this is more like fun-and-run (and blast). i don't regret having them both on my device...

  • aen

    thats just amusing! well worth the buck...
    i would love to have the option to turn off sound fx. or maybe even be able to have them together with ipod music. that works damn well for touch grind!

    @salsa, this thing and silent hill are two totally different cups of tea as i see it now. silent hill is more creepy when you sneak through the corridors while this is more like fun-and-run (and blast). i don't regret having them both on my device...

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  • Kenny

    well i think there should be an FPS with the touch to look control like terminator salvation and band of brothers. It worked great for metroid prime hunters for the ds. but there is no shooter with that control i wonder why???

  • Kenny

    well i think there should be an FPS with the touch to look control like terminator salvation and band of brothers. It worked great for metroid prime hunters for the ds. but there is no shooter with that control i wonder why???