FlipSide5, who brought us the free, enjoyable Touch Hockey: FS5, has recently released their take on the Asteroids formula, Oort Storm: FS5 [App Store].

Unknown forces have disturbed the Oort Cloud at the edge of our solar system, launching huge numbers of asteroids, mines, and alien artifacts that threaten to destroy the Earth. Use your shield, 3-way fire, Pulse Bombs, and AutoChron 'time freeze' along with all of your skill to make it through 9 levels and prevent the end of civilization if you can! When you're done, submit your score on the Global Ranking leader-board and see how you compare!

Oort Storm is an enjoyable, well done iPhone space shooter that brings a number of enhancements to the age old Asteroids formula such as power-ups, shields, and point multipliers.  The graphics are simple but well rendered and the accelerometer-based directional controls, available in both "point" and "turn" modes, are solid.  Thrust, Shields, and Hyperspace buttons are on the left side of the screen while Fire, AutoChron, and Pulse controls sit on the right.

Oort Storm is a simple, fun space shooter that I'd recommend to any shooter fan out there--but don't take my word for it.  While the paid app is available for $2.99 [App Store], FlipSide5 has also released a one-level "lite" version [App Store] for those that want to try before they buy.

See the developer's gameplay video for a closer look:

App Store Link: Oort Storm: FS5, $2.99, Oort Storm: FS5 Lite, Free

TouchArcade Rating

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    tried the lite version. concept/graphics are good but the tilt control was not. deleted.

    will revisit if controls are smoothed out.

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    tried the lite version. concept/graphics are good but the tilt control was not. deleted.

    will revisit if controls are smoothed out.

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Interesting. I particularly like the "point" mode. Feels very right. (to me)

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Interesting. I particularly like the "point" mode. Feels very right. (to me)

  • esfrost

    I remember there was a game just like this called piranha, it was one of the best "little" games i have ever played. It had two player option. Me and my frined played several hours with it.

  • esfrost

    I remember there was a game just like this called piranha, it was one of the best "little" games i have ever played. It had two player option. Me and my frined played several hours with it.

  • iphoneguy

    I thought the controls were easy to use. I just wish I could put it down...lol. :)

  • iphoneguy

    I thought the controls were easy to use. I just wish I could put it down...lol. :)

  • Big Albie

    Oort Storm plays pretty well for me, and it fits my need for a higher level Asteroid game. Controls always come down to personal preference, but at least you can try the lite version first.

  • Big Albie

    Oort Storm plays pretty well for me, and it fits my need for a higher level Asteroid game. Controls always come down to personal preference, but at least you can try the lite version first.

  • plissken

    The controls seem to work well, actually a lot faster than turning left/right in the traditional game since you can just tilt in the direction you want to aim. Made it to level 4 so far.

  • plissken

    The controls seem to work well, actually a lot faster than turning left/right in the traditional game since you can just tilt in the direction you want to aim. Made it to level 4 so far.

  • Thaurin

    Fans of the genre might want to try Alternate Endings (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=297375560&mt=8). This is a murder mystery choose-your-own-adventure with a solid dose of humour. Decent acting and a pretty long running time for a very good price ($2).

    As for this one, if it's of roughly the same quality I'll probably buy it. Too bad that these things are finished in so short a time, though.

  • Thaurin

    Fans of the genre might want to try Alternate Endings (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=297375560&mt=8). This is a murder mystery choose-your-own-adventure with a solid dose of humour. Decent acting and a pretty long running time for a very good price ($2).

    As for this one, if it's of roughly the same quality I'll probably buy it. Too bad that these things are finished in so short a time, though.

  • Thaurin

    Crap. Disregard my previous post. I've replied to the wrong game. :( Sorry!

  • Thaurin

    Crap. Disregard my previous post. I've replied to the wrong game. :( Sorry!