MoreGames' iDracula [App Store] has quickly risen to the #1 spot in the iTunes App Store in only four days since its launch. We'd been excited about the game since it was first revealed in early February and have been keeping close tabs on it ahead of the launch.

The game, of course, is a survival shooter in which you control the main character with two control sticks. One stick controls movement while the other controls direction of shooting. You fight off a never-ending horde of enemies (vampires, werewolves, witches) while upgrading to one of 6 different weapons. It's fast-paced frantic fun. Meanwhile, the inclusion of a "perk" power-up system adds some depth to the otherwise single-minded gameplay.

For those interested in the future of iDracula, the developer reports that there are two more gameplay modes in the works for a soon-to-be-submitted update:

Don't have much time, but wanted to say that a new game mode is amazing - I just love it . As I see in the recent messages, someone suggested it - it's Wave Attack, where monsters attack wave by wave, with a chance to give you a rest between. I've also made a different Perk system for this mode.

Ah, and there will be another mode, which is not done yet, but should be fun, too. I won't reveal details on this one. Let it be surprise.

Congrats to MoreGames and their publisher Chillingo. We attribute their rapid success to simple fun gameplay, eye-catching graphics, and an aggressive introductory price. (And, of course, massive grass roots support here on TouchArcade ;) ).

App Store Link: iDracula - Undead Awakening, $0.99 (intro price)

  • rich_952000

    I can't wait for these additions. That is the fastest rise up the charts that I've seen. Pretty impressive too with all the other quality games released in the last couple weeks.

  • rich_952000

    I can't wait for these additions. That is the fastest rise up the charts that I've seen. Pretty impressive too with all the other quality games released in the last couple weeks.

  • thebleeptruth

    I'm one of the many who own this game. Fantastic game! Can't wait for the updates. I do agree though with one review I read before (I think I got it from here). The music needs to change, or maybe have some variety. The current loud rock music doesn't quite fit. I'd enjoy it more were the music more mysterious and dracula-ish (LOL!).

  • thebleeptruth

    I'm one of the many who own this game. Fantastic game! Can't wait for the updates. I do agree though with one review I read before (I think I got it from here). The music needs to change, or maybe have some variety. The current loud rock music doesn't quite fit. I'd enjoy it more were the music more mysterious and dracula-ish (LOL!).

  • thebleeptruth

    I think had Zombieville USA followed suit and launched at 99 cents for the first couple of days, it would have been number 1 as well. I'm waiting for the price drop on that app which I'm sure will inevitably happen.

    For now, iDracula rocks!

  • thebleeptruth

    I think had Zombieville USA followed suit and launched at 99 cents for the first couple of days, it would have been number 1 as well. I'm waiting for the price drop on that app which I'm sure will inevitably happen.

    For now, iDracula rocks!

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

    Yeah, I also want to see Zombieville in the top 5.

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

    Yeah, I also want to see Zombieville in the top 5.

  • xMort

    iDracula is awesome game. And I think that music fits.

  • xMort

    iDracula is awesome game. And I think that music fits.

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  • Moff

    Just tried it and can't say I'm that impressed. The graphics are indeed nice, but there is not depth to it and I got bored rather quickly. Graphics 5/5, gameplay 2/5, replayability 3/5. Menus etc could use a bit more polish as well, not graphics wise but they aren't very intuitive.

    3/5 in my book.

    Only reason it's #1 is probably due to the nice screenshots and the low price (everybody will buy anything for $0.99, we are all freetards), which usually mean rocket fast up to #1 and then drop like a rock. My two cents.

  • Moff

    Just tried it and can't say I'm that impressed. The graphics are indeed nice, but there is not depth to it and I got bored rather quickly. Graphics 5/5, gameplay 2/5, replayability 3/5. Menus etc could use a bit more polish as well, not graphics wise but they aren't very intuitive.

    3/5 in my book.

    Only reason it's #1 is probably due to the nice screenshots and the low price (everybody will buy anything for $0.99, we are all freetards), which usually mean rocket fast up to #1 and then drop like a rock. My two cents.

  • imakegames

    @Meoff; I agree exactly the main reason this game skyrocketed up
    the rankings were for it's bone-headed play, the price if it was any higher it never would have made it because of all the prepuberty kids buying it. Once the price goes up it will drop like a rock. Zombieville by far is the better game, the dev. chose to keep his price at $2.99 can't blame him. It's sad that a shallow game like idracula makes it to number one, I guess when you have a braindead fan base that's to be excepted.

  • http://TouchArcade imakegames

    @Meoff; I agree exactly the main reason this game skyrocketed up
    the rankings were for it's bone-headed play, the price if it was any higher it never would have made it because of all the prepuberty kids buying it. Once the price goes up it will drop like a rock. Zombieville by far is the better game, the dev. chose to keep his price at $2.99 can't blame him. It's sad that a shallow game like idracula makes it to number one, I guess when you have a braindead fan base that's to be excepted.

  • arn

    @moff @imakegames - try not to make it sound too easy guys. if you can figure out the pattern for apps to "usually" rocket up to #1, you'd be rich indeed. :)

    arn

  • arn

    @moff @imakegames - try not to make it sound too easy guys. if you can figure out the pattern for apps to "usually" rocket up to #1, you'd be rich indeed. :)

    arn

  • thebleeptruth

    @imakegames
    Starting at 99 cents definitely played a major role in pushing iDracula to the top. There's no question about it. But I think iDracula deserves credit for its gameplay and graphics also. Only braindead people wouldn't. At 2.99 this app would still without a doubt be at least in the top 75 of the Top Paid Games. Would you rate Kitty Kannon, Blocked, Flick Fishing, and iSniper, as better games that iDracula? C'mon... Just looking at the screens and not even owning it, it's safe to say it's clearly worth at least 2.99. and that's why people easily jumped on the bandwagon. Perfect strategy.

    And trust me, Zombieville will soon drop to 99 cents. And it's been loitering for too long already at the 90's range in the Top 100. Not that I'm so cheap. But since I've bought a couple of apps just recently and I'm not really THAT INTO Zombieville anyway, I'd rather wait for the price drop. Only games like Hero of Sparta, Fieldrunners, Brothers in Arms, Spore would never HAVE TO price lower than $5.

    Oh and if the developers of iDracula are reading this: Please add new music if you can, like some classic dracula or castlevania type of music.

  • thebleeptruth

    @imakegames
    Starting at 99 cents definitely played a major role in pushing iDracula to the top. There's no question about it. But I think iDracula deserves credit for its gameplay and graphics also. Only braindead people wouldn't. At 2.99 this app would still without a doubt be at least in the top 75 of the Top Paid Games. Would you rate Kitty Kannon, Blocked, Flick Fishing, and iSniper, as better games that iDracula? C'mon... Just looking at the screens and not even owning it, it's safe to say it's clearly worth at least 2.99. and that's why people easily jumped on the bandwagon. Perfect strategy.

    And trust me, Zombieville will soon drop to 99 cents. And it's been loitering for too long already at the 90's range in the Top 100. Not that I'm so cheap. But since I've bought a couple of apps just recently and I'm not really THAT INTO Zombieville anyway, I'd rather wait for the price drop. Only games like Hero of Sparta, Fieldrunners, Brothers in Arms, Spore would never HAVE TO price lower than $5.

    Oh and if the developers of iDracula are reading this: Please add new music if you can, like some classic dracula or castlevania type of music.

  • Moff

    It is a good game for $0.99, sorry if I made it sound otherwise. But I guess I was expecting too much from all the raving reviews ;) It is worth one dollar, no question about it.

  • Moff

    It is a good game for $0.99, sorry if I made it sound otherwise. But I guess I was expecting too much from all the raving reviews ;) It is worth one dollar, no question about it.

  • Ryoma

    I loved tis game since its release, and did my best to push it to number one in my country's store.

    I'd like to see more weapons, not more powerfull ones, but weapons with a twist, we all know that rocket launcher and vulcan are the best. but I like how the crossbow gets better with perks, having bowmaster and faster reload makes it really good.

    Also maybe they should add a desperation move, maybe with an effect tied to the weapon equiped. it should probably be a perk though.

    its a little disheartening to see your health dwindle with no way to catch that little green bottle..

    good game I hope it evolves beyond what it is right now.

  • Ryoma

    I loved tis game since its release, and did my best to push it to number one in my country's store.

    I'd like to see more weapons, not more powerfull ones, but weapons with a twist, we all know that rocket launcher and vulcan are the best. but I like how the crossbow gets better with perks, having bowmaster and faster reload makes it really good.

    Also maybe they should add a desperation move, maybe with an effect tied to the weapon equiped. it should probably be a perk though.

    its a little disheartening to see your health dwindle with no way to catch that little green bottle..

    good game I hope it evolves beyond what it is right now.

  • Sascha

    I bought the Game and i really love it BUT i want a campaign mode in the future. It would be awesome to see this game with a real story.

  • Sascha

    I bought the Game and i really love it BUT i want a campaign mode in the future. It would be awesome to see this game with a real story.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Been playing this game everyday. I love it!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Been playing this game everyday. I love it!

  • joni

    so good control- SOLID GAME !

    MY FAV!!!!!

  • joni

    so good control- SOLID GAME !

    MY FAV!!!!!

  • Vende

    Congrats to the developer. It's a fun game

  • Vende

    Congrats to the developer. It's a fun game

  • http://www.birdsoft.biz Birdsoft

    Congrats to MoreGames. Awesome game already with the potential to get way better. And strange, I really like the music thats in there!

  • http://www.birdsoft.biz Birdsoft

    Congrats to MoreGames. Awesome game already with the potential to get way better. And strange, I really like the music thats in there!

  • http://www.gamexp.wordpress.com MarkEightThree

    This game really does deserve the #1 spot. The devs took into consideration the platform they were developing for and built the game so that it could be enjoyed in small [and awesome] bite-sized chunks. It's well polished and should only get bigger and better with upcoming updates.

    You can see my full review here: http://vimeo.com/3332703

    @Ryoma: There actually are a few perks that give you either a health boost or allow you to go out Kamikaze style.

  • http://www.gamexp.wordpress.com MarkEightThree

    This game really does deserve the #1 spot. The devs took into consideration the platform they were developing for and built the game so that it could be enjoyed in small [and awesome] bite-sized chunks. It's well polished and should only get bigger and better with upcoming updates.

    You can see my full review here: http://vimeo.com/3332703

    @Ryoma: There actually are a few perks that give you either a health boost or allow you to go out Kamikaze style.

  • http://rcptones.com brendan

    Is this the iPhone's first Robotron or Smash TV? if so i'm sold

  • http://rcptones.com brendan

    Is this the iPhone's first Robotron or Smash TV? if so i'm sold

  • TRIPLE BEAM DREAM

    @imakegames

    You have to kidding me, I hope that your retired. This game is awesome and the crew at Chillingo deserve alot of credit, making it to #1 worldwide. I'm a huge gamer and hopefully there effort helps to raise the bar for all future games. Looking forward to future updates and your upcoming releases. Thank you.

  • http://Toucharcade TRIPLE BEAM DREAM

    @imakegames

    You have to kidding me, I hope that your retired. This game is awesome and the crew at Chillingo deserve alot of credit, making it to #1 worldwide. I'm a huge gamer and hopefully there effort helps to raise the bar for all future games. Looking forward to future updates and your upcoming releases. Thank you.

  • http://www.britishbrain.com Nez

    I thought this game would be a bit dull, but I actually really like it! I love the music too. It reminds me of my Amiga days.
    What I would like to see in an update is different areas. You battle through, say, 10 2 minute waves of monsters and you can then move to a different area. This would be a great incentive to keep playing to unlock new areas.

  • http://www.britishbrain.com Nez

    I thought this game would be a bit dull, but I actually really like it! I love the music too. It reminds me of my Amiga days.
    What I would like to see in an update is different areas. You battle through, say, 10 2 minute waves of monsters and you can then move to a different area. This would be a great incentive to keep playing to unlock new areas.

  • thebleeptruth

    Forgot to say this earlier, but I think they should make the screen reorient to how you hold the device. The main reason for this is that with the current orientation, where the home button of the device is on the left side, the directional circle pad sometimes gets in the way of the headphone jack. Anybody feeling the same way? I really hope it could be reoriented. In fact most landscape view type of games use the other orientation (home button on the right side), and not the current one that iDracula is using.

  • thebleeptruth

    Forgot to say this earlier, but I think they should make the screen reorient to how you hold the device. The main reason for this is that with the current orientation, where the home button of the device is on the left side, the directional circle pad sometimes gets in the way of the headphone jack. Anybody feeling the same way? I really hope it could be reoriented. In fact most landscape view type of games use the other orientation (home button on the right side), and not the current one that iDracula is using.

  • David Galvan

    The graphics are good, but more importantly the controls are excellent. This same type of control (one circle for movement, the other for firing direction) are used for Dropship, but for some reason they don't feel right on that game to me. At least, they're much harder to master on Dropship. For iDracula, the control is spot-on.

    The game is shallow, but entertaining. I love it. At $1, it's a no-brainer.

  • David Galvan

    The graphics are good, but more importantly the controls are excellent. This same type of control (one circle for movement, the other for firing direction) are used for Dropship, but for some reason they don't feel right on that game to me. At least, they're much harder to master on Dropship. For iDracula, the control is spot-on.

    The game is shallow, but entertaining. I love it. At $1, it's a no-brainer.

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