The world leader has fallen sick, and has ordered you and many others to be shrunk to a microscopic size and injected in his bloodstream.
Your mission is to destroy as many parasites, viruses and alien invaders as you can.
So begins PDJ Apps recent iPhone release NanoFighter [App Store].
NanoFighter is an unforgiving, futuristic dual-controller shooter in the vein of Robotron and Geometry Wars. Your mission is to wage microbiological warfare against a variety of formidable enemies.
The game presents dual onscreen touch control of a craft besieged with aggressive micro organisms. The left touch wheel controls movement and the right controls the direction of fire, while a button at the bottom center detonates a smart bomb -- it's an arrangement that works rather well. Along the way, shield and weapons power-ups as well as extra bombs can be picked up to aid in the fight.
The graphics are clean yet simplistic and the levels are fairly sparce. There's no career or story mode, just level-to-level survival, but NanoFighter offers frantic shooter action in droves. Local and global online high scores offer the primary incentive to play again.
See the developer's gameplay video.
NanoFighter, with its somewhat retro aesthetic, is simple, frantic, and fun.
App Store Link: NanoFighter, $2.99