777889_3jpgLast night Polarbit released Iron Sight [App Store] a turn-based trajectory battle game akin to Worms or iShoot [App Store] but in three dimensions.

TouchArcade's Big Albie provides his first impressions from the game:

If you’ve ever wanted to play a good 3D version of iShoot, Iron Sight is it. I’ll be the first to say that it exceeded my expectations in terms of graphics, animation and just the layout of the game. The sound effects and edgy music complement the game pretty well. The storyline is that the human race has been taken over by the Corporation which is run by robots. As part of the Rebellion, you are the human race fighting for survival and battling the evil Corporation.

The game comes with single player and multi-player modes and offers three levels of difficulty: easy, medium and hard.

In single player, there are both campaign and single mission modes. Campaign has 8 levels that are unlocked as you play.

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The game uses a virtual d-pad to move your vehicles with buttons to change weapons, change trajectory and fire your weapon. The longer you hold the fire button, the farther your weapon will launch. Terrain map, battlefield view mode and weapon power gauges help you target your shot.

Weapons include Basic, Cluster, Shrapnel, Hydra, and Homing. There is also Artillery Support which sprays a variety of weapons fire, and Teleport which allows you to deploy squad units.

Albie found the game to be particularly enjoyable:

The graphics and animation are great. From the damage and destruction shown in the vehicles (you can actually see damage and blown circuits) to the various landscapes, the game is very polished. The gameplay itself is turn-based, and I found that the Corporation is the stronger of the two, and you can experience that for yourself. Your opponent moves a lot so you'll be fiddling with your controls and maneuvering to protect yourself. The controls are very responsive and accurate based on my settings, and you also receive weapons drops in the form of crates throughout the level. Once you complete or lose a level, a statistics page shows such things as # of successful missile hits, remaining shields, and accuracy. The one shortcoming of Iron Sight is that it does not track high scores local or online as far as I can tell. Plus because the game is new, my guess is not too many people are online just yet.

More positive reactions in the discussion thread and the developer's gameplay video:

The game is on sale for $0.99 for the first 10 days of its release.

App Store Link: Iron Sight, $0.99

  • Adams Immersive

    Actual 3D sci-fi is rare (= nonexistent) on my phone. Time for me to spend .99 and solve that problem!

  • Adams Immersive

    Actual 3D sci-fi is rare (= nonexistent) on my phone. Time for me to spend .99 and solve that problem!

  • http://www.taptoplay.de Lakeshore

    Is it round based or realtime?

    • NotYou

      There are rounds. It's just like iShoot or Worms.

      • Alichan76

        or pocket tanks; )

  • http://www.taptoplay.de Lakeshore

    Is it round based or realtime?

    • NotYou

      There are rounds. It's just like iShoot or Worms.

      • Alichan76

        or pocket tanks; )

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks like it's turn-based (against AI or human). The hold-to-set-power method sounded a little too golf-like to me, but I see no complaints about it in the thread, so I'm buying now.

    Note that you can actually move around the level--you're not a fixed turret. The discussion thread sold me on it!

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks like it's turn-based (against AI or human). The hold-to-set-power method sounded a little too golf-like to me, but I see no complaints about it in the thread, so I'm buying now.

    Note that you can actually move around the level--you're not a fixed turret. The discussion thread sold me on it!

  • rich_952000

    This particular genre of games isn't even my "type" of game. Yet for $.99 usd I was compelled to pick it up. It somehow feels like a breath of fresh air amongst so many partial games or "mini-games" flooding the store.

  • rich_952000

    This particular genre of games isn't even my "type" of game. Yet for $.99 usd I was compelled to pick it up. It somehow feels like a breath of fresh air amongst so many partial games or "mini-games" flooding the store.

  • http://www.appmania.webs.com yourofl10

    Is thise online wi-fi/edge cause I wanna get this but I'll be in trouble if its online

    • Big Albie

      No online/wifi/edge is required to play. Definitely a buy if you're even remotely interested in this.

  • http://www.appmania.webs.com yourofl10

    Is thise online wi-fi/edge cause I wanna get this but I'll be in trouble if its online

    • Big Albie

      No online/wifi/edge is required to play. Definitely a buy if you're even remotely interested in this.

  • NotYou

    I couldn't stop playing this last night. I wasn't sure what to expect when i got it, but I love this game. Even if you don't get it before the price goes up, it's worth getting.

  • NotYou

    I couldn't stop playing this last night. I wasn't sure what to expect when i got it, but I love this game. Even if you don't get it before the price goes up, it's worth getting.

  • Gee!

    It
    Is
    AWESOME.

  • Gee!

    It
    Is
    AWESOME.

  • PeterM11

    A++
    Nice, Clean, Challenging, and Fun!

  • PeterM11

    A++
    Nice, Clean, Challenging, and Fun!

  • Thaurin

    OH MY GOD, THIS GAME IS AWESOME! BUY BUY BUY!

    When I read this I did not expect online multiplayer. This is so much fun as a pick up game, playing against some random idiot on the internets and blasting his guts. :) Graphics are great, gameplay is great, presentation is great, and it's cheap! No excuse to pass this one up.

  • Thaurin

    OH MY GOD, THIS GAME IS AWESOME! BUY BUY BUY!

    When I read this I did not expect online multiplayer. This is so much fun as a pick up game, playing against some random idiot on the internets and blasting his guts. :) Graphics are great, gameplay is great, presentation is great, and it's cheap! No excuse to pass this one up.

  • http://www.gamergeorge.com GamerGeorge

    This looks like Alien Front Online for the Dreamcast, which is a good thing.

  • http://www.gamergeorge.com GamerGeorge

    This looks like Alien Front Online for the Dreamcast, which is a good thing.

  • f e a r l e s s

    If I knew this was turn based, I'd have passed. Just saw the video and bought it on impluse, I guess... :( Ohh, well... just another dollar...

  • f e a r l e s s

    If I knew this was turn based, I'd have passed. Just saw the video and bought it on impluse, I guess... :( Ohh, well... just another dollar...

  • Ballpeen

    Ima gettin it! Looks like fun, kinda like ishoot/golf in 3D with multiplayer AND 99cents!(for now)

    • Brett

      Me too! Reading reviews on TA and seeing videos; I'm sold!! Going to purchase right now.

  • Ballpeen

    Ima gettin it! Looks like fun, kinda like ishoot/golf in 3D with multiplayer AND 99cents!(for now)

    • Brett

      Me too! Reading reviews on TA and seeing videos; I'm sold!! Going to purchase right now.

  • Dale Townsend

    I bought this game just after it came out, and it's definitely a great buy. It has fantastic graphics, and the online multiplayer is a rare sight in games like this.

  • Dale Townsend

    I bought this game just after it came out, and it's definitely a great buy. It has fantastic graphics, and the online multiplayer is a rare sight in games like this.

  • http://owlmovement.com owl

    Great game! You will play it through in the first few days. The online multiplayer give it long term playability. A Must Buy!

  • http://owlmovement.com owl

    Great game! You will play it through in the first few days. The online multiplayer give it long term playability. A Must Buy!