Plasq.com has released their first iPhone game to the App Store. Pharos IV: Assault [App Store] is available for an introductory price of only $0.99. The game is a space shooter in which you must defend your starbase:

Your mission: defend the starbase at all costs against all comers. Enemy fighters and destroyers relentlessly attempt to eliminate you and your starbase - but your superior technology and skill might be able to prevail. Refuel in the treacherous neighboring nebula - but watch out for wandering asteroids! Good Luck!

The game uses the iPhone's accelerometer to control the ship's movement. In the end, this works reasonably well once you get used to it. A Lite version is also available [App Store] so you can try out the first three levels.

App Store Links: Pharos IV: Assault Lite, Free, Pharos IV: Assault, $0.99

  • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

    Hopefully it's better than Pharos III: The Search for Kain

  • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

    Hopefully it's better than Pharos III: The Search for Kain

  • Big Albie

    Pharos IV has the beginnings of a great game. I've been playing this for a few days, and visually, the 3D graphics are some of the best I've seen for iTunes. The controls are not difficult to master...I set the sensitivity all the way down. And the details are good too. You can hit an enemy ship and see gas/steam leaking. The game itself needs more missions and ships you can upgrade to, but Pharos is something to try.

  • Big Albie

    Pharos IV has the beginnings of a great game. I've been playing this for a few days, and visually, the 3D graphics are some of the best I've seen for iTunes. The controls are not difficult to master...I set the sensitivity all the way down. And the details are good too. You can hit an enemy ship and see gas/steam leaking. The game itself needs more missions and ships you can upgrade to, but Pharos is something to try.

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    Oh my, how have I missed those X-Wing space simulations. This will fit the bill for now...

    Just checked the App Store reviews and found 7 reviews, most of them giving 4 or 5 star reviews, so that guarantees a buy from me...

    Review coming soon at my site... unless I can't get my hands off the game... :P

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    Oh my, how have I missed those X-Wing space simulations. This will fit the bill for now...

    Just checked the App Store reviews and found 7 reviews, most of them giving 4 or 5 star reviews, so that guarantees a buy from me...

    Review coming soon at my site... unless I can't get my hands off the game... :P

  • Big Albie

    @XCool: I think you'll like it...one of those reviews are from me.

  • Big Albie

    @XCool: I think you'll like it...one of those reviews are from me.

  • Timothy R

    You checked the full version saying it's Free. ;-)

    May check this out some time.

  • Timothy R

    You checked the full version saying it's Free. ;-)

    May check this out some time.

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    Thanks for confirming my worst nightmare, Big Albie - how do I peel such a great game off my hands? :D

  • http://www.onemoretap.com XCool

    Thanks for confirming my worst nightmare, Big Albie - how do I peel such a great game off my hands? :D

  • Ballpeen

    Wonder if it's like the old Star Raiders for the Atari 800?
    Had a lot of fun with that!

    From looking at the video and the 4.5 stars from 7 reviews, I'm gonna risk my .99

  • Ballpeen

    Wonder if it's like the old Star Raiders for the Atari 800?
    Had a lot of fun with that!

    From looking at the video and the 4.5 stars from 7 reviews, I'm gonna risk my .99

  • David S

    wow. this looks amazingly similar to Useless Software's "Space Wars" screen saver, which has been on my desktop for years. some of the textures and models appear identical in the video.

  • David S

    wow. this looks amazingly similar to Useless Software's "Space Wars" screen saver, which has been on my desktop for years. some of the textures and models appear identical in the video.

  • Greg

    Its a one trick pony, shoot badguys while flying around, it certainly could be expanded about a 3 and half star game as there's not much going on besides shooting the enemies, it plays nicely, looks nice but doesn't do anything special.

    Now what I want is Tie-Fighter...

  • Greg

    Its a one trick pony, shoot badguys while flying around, it certainly could be expanded about a 3 and half star game as there's not much going on besides shooting the enemies, it plays nicely, looks nice but doesn't do anything special.

    Now what I want is Tie-Fighter...

  • Marko

    Good game for .99 cents, hopefully they update it with more missions etc. THis make me wish EA remakes Wingcommander I thu II along with the secret missions on the Iphone and Touch.

  • Marko

    Good game for .99 cents, hopefully they update it with more missions etc. THis make me wish EA remakes Wingcommander I thu II along with the secret missions on the Iphone and Touch.

  • El Stupido

    Gee I wish someone would take an engine like this and make an Elite game already! I mean the age demographic of iPhone owners is obviously for the main above 20... Considering the number of Amiga ports that are coming to this platform surely taking a graphic engine as cool as this and making a Frontier/Elite type of game is only a matter of time... Is it just me hoping for this on the phone or am I truly truly stupid?!!!

  • El Stupido

    Gee I wish someone would take an engine like this and make an Elite game already! I mean the age demographic of iPhone owners is obviously for the main above 20... Considering the number of Amiga ports that are coming to this platform surely taking a graphic engine as cool as this and making a Frontier/Elite type of game is only a matter of time... Is it just me hoping for this on the phone or am I truly truly stupid?!!!