Pangea Software has just released an iPhone version of their 3D action adventure game Otto Matic [App Store], first released for the Mac in 2002. According to the developer Otto Matic is "simply the best game that Pangea Software has ever produced."
The year is 1957 and a fleet of flying saucers from Planet X have come to Earth. These saucers are under the control of the evil Brain Aliens who are abducting helpless human beings and taking them away to strange alien worlds to become slaves of The Giant Brain. Luckily for the human race there exist the Otto Matics, robots who police the galaxy in the name of all that is good and decent.
You are Otto Matic, the robot who is given the job of saving Earth from the clutches of The Giant Brain from Planet X. You must rescue as many humans as you can while defeating the Brain Aliens and all of their evil minions. Your mission will take you to strange and fantastic alien worlds which are often treacherous and will require Otto to perform amazing feats.
Developer Brian Greenstone indicates that Otto Matic uses a 3D engine that's a mix of Bugdom and Cro-Mag Rally's engines, with significant enhancements for special effects. The engine allows for surface rippling, multitexturing, and enhanced lighting and specular maps.
Pangea's list of iPhone version features:
- 10 levels on amazing 3D alien worlds
- Battle 25 different alien creatures
- Attack with 7 different types of space-age weapons
- Fight off giant radioactive killer vegetables
- Ski behind giant metal sea monsters on a river of toxic ooze
- Ride soap bubbles across noxious lakes of slimy goo
- Get shot out of a cannon
- Rescue humans from flying saucers
- Ride bumper cars
- Drink radioactive potions to grow to 50ft tall
- Ride a zip-line to escape mutant radioactive robots
- Pilot a flying saucer and lay waste to an alien fortress
See the following clip of the Mac version to get a feel for the gameplay, or download the free Mac demo version to have a better look.
App Store Link: Otto Matic, $6.99