silent_scope4jpgKonami's arcade classic Silent Scope has arrived on the iPhone and iPod Touch [App Store].

The $5.99 game brings the original 1999 arcade sniper game to the iPhone. The game puts you in the role of the world's top sniper who is trying to rescue the President and first family from terrorists. The game includes 9 stages and 2 gameplay modes: Arcade and Training. Arcade features Story, Shooting Range and Time Attack.

The game is as expected -- a tap to shoot game. The sniper mechanism involves double tapping on the screen to activate your scope and single tap to fire. Dragging your finger on the screen moves your scope to find additional enemies. Konami has also added the ability to aim more precisely aim by holding one finger down while swiping. This moves your scope slowly so you can line up your enemies.

This gameplay video shows a couple of the stages:

While the stationary sniping seems to works fine, the "boss" stages seem very difficult using the swipe to aim mechanism. As you can see in the video, your ability to target a moving enemy while in motion can be very difficult -- at least in our early testing. Other first impressions from our forums echo similar sentiments.

App Store Link: Silent Scope, $5.99

  • Ballpeen

    Shame it points out where all the terrorists are, you don't even have the challenge of finding them on your own.

    $5.99? This will be $1.99 in no time.

    BTW: I'm just going by what we've been seeing as far as prices are going. I'm all for paying more for the games if the gameplay is worth it. The game prices have been shockingly cheap, but I'm not complaining.

    • spiffyone

      "$5.99? This will be $1.99 in no time."

      Name one Konami game on this platform that has gone down to $1.99.

      Oh...you can't? That's because NONE have gone below $5.99. Ever, iirc. Even friggin' Frogger is $5.99. So waiting for a price drop to $1.99 from Konami, or really any of the bigger developers (Sega, EA, Vivendi, Gameloft, etc.) is a fool's errand at this point.

      • Jackson

        Exactly what I was about to say.

  • Ballpeen

    Shame it points out where all the terrorists are, you don't even have the challenge of finding them on your own.

    $5.99? This will be $1.99 in no time.

    BTW: I'm just going by what we've been seeing as far as prices are going. I'm all for paying more for the games if the gameplay is worth it. The game prices have been shockingly cheap, but I'm not complaining.

    • spiffyone

      "$5.99? This will be $1.99 in no time."

      Name one Konami game on this platform that has gone down to $1.99.

      Oh...you can't? That's because NONE have gone below $5.99. Ever, iirc. Even friggin' Frogger is $5.99. So waiting for a price drop to $1.99 from Konami, or really any of the bigger developers (Sega, EA, Vivendi, Gameloft, etc.) is a fool's errand at this point.

      • Jackson

        Exactly what I was about to say.

  • voldemort

    it seems boring ...

  • voldemort

    it seems boring ...

  • wolfe

    Looks like a 1:1 conversion of the DC-Game which once costed more than 40 bucks.

  • wolfe

    Looks like a 1:1 conversion of the DC-Game which once costed more than 40 bucks.