silent_scope4jpgThe first Silent Scope hands-on previews are starting to roll out. MacLife published some impressions from the 1999 arcade sniper game that is coming to the iPhone.

The iPhone commands are fairly simple, scaling the arcade cabinet's rifle controller into tap-happy play. As nondescript, black-clad villains lean out from distant rooftops, you double-tap to zoom into the scope perspective. Often, I tapped nearby, but still far enough away to lose all context when zoomed in. Helpfully, the game shows pointer arrows towards the baddies. Swipes realign the perspective, and single taps shoot.

The gameplay is as expected with zooming and tapping to shoot.

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As it is, the game sounds like it will deliver what was expected -- a premium-priced tap-to-shoot sniper game. Fans of the 1999 original may certainly enjoy the port, but we're not sure it's going to break much new ground on the iPhone.

  • menom

    tapping on target to shoot = lame

    oh well ... next!

  • menom

    tapping on target to shoot = lame

    oh well ... next!

  • http://nodpad.com No DPad

    Yea, it's hard to get excited about this after MGS. We will see.

  • http://nodpad.com No DPad

    Yea, it's hard to get excited about this after MGS. We will see.

  • ramon raux

    Now why would you develop a touch-to-shoot game when there's already heaps.

  • ramon raux

    Now why would you develop a touch-to-shoot game when there's already heaps.

  • Ballpeen

    Did somebody say there is a new whack-a-mole game coming?

  • Ballpeen

    Did somebody say there is a new whack-a-mole game coming?

  • WeirdingWay

    Are you serious ramon raux? See: match 3, TD, iMobs....

  • WeirdingWay

    Are you serious ramon raux? See: match 3, TD, iMobs....

  • jaikben

    come on, this is a all time classis everybody will buy this ( well everybody above 25 years old lol )

  • jaikben

    come on, this is a all time classis everybody will buy this ( well everybody above 25 years old lol )