icon-512pxBlue Island Coding's first iPhone game, Cataica [App Store] was released a few weeks ago. Listed as "an arcade classic captured in comic style," it's hard to come up with a better way to describe Cataica.

Based on the 1979 Arari game, Asteroids, Cataica replaces the black and white vector graphics of the original with the choice of three different ships, different types of asteroids, aliens, and power-ups. Tilting the phone controls your ships, and like most tilt-based games these controls can be calibrated in the option menu. High scores are recorded on a global leaderboard.

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Cataica is free this week. While a relatively simple game, it's a very nice take on Asteroids and certainly worth downloading.

App Store Link: Cataica, Free

TouchArcade Rating

  • Robin

    Looks good to me. Will download.

  • Robin

    Looks good to me. Will download.

  • http://www.obamanetwork.eu Yoshi 256

    I'll give it a try, there should be more free games in the AppStore.

  • http://www.obamanetwork.eu Yoshi 256

    I'll give it a try, there should be more free games in the AppStore.

  • Gryphon23

    Looks cool, i'll check it out

  • Gryphon23

    Looks cool, i'll check it out

  • Paul I Am

    It would be nice if people would comment on the app AFTER they have used it a bit, so that they can share their personal experience with the app, instead of leaving comments like "Looks good to me. Will download." or "Looks cool, i'll check it out", or my favorite comment "I'll give it a try, there should be more free games in the AppStore." So, there should be MORE free apps in the app store eh? So app developers should spend tons of time developing an app and then just give it away? (well, they do give away the limited lite versions), but still Yoshi, I suppose you would be really pleased if all the apps in the store were free, eh?

  • Paul I Am

    It would be nice if people would comment on the app AFTER they have used it a bit, so that they can share their personal experience with the app, instead of leaving comments like "Looks good to me. Will download." or "Looks cool, i'll check it out", or my favorite comment "I'll give it a try, there should be more free games in the AppStore." So, there should be MORE free apps in the app store eh? So app developers should spend tons of time developing an app and then just give it away? (well, they do give away the limited lite versions), but still Yoshi, I suppose you would be really pleased if all the apps in the store were free, eh?

  • Joker13z

    ^^^^^
    Looks like someone had piss in their cornflakes this morning. lol Chill man, its not that serious.

  • Gryphon23

    Very Nice! Im addicted at the moment. Nice use of the accelerometer! Did i just hear garageband SFX?

  • Joker13z

    ^^^^^
    Looks like someone had piss in their cornflakes this morning. lol Chill man, its not that serious.

  • Gryphon23

    Very Nice! Im addicted at the moment. Nice use of the accelerometer! Did i just hear garageband SFX?

  • Silverfist

    I haven't read Paul I Am's comment, but it looked good. I'll have to check it out.

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  • Silverfist

    I haven't read Paul I Am's comment, but it looked good. I'll have to check it out.

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  • 4Twenty

    looks cool, I know I would be Realy pleased if all apps were free ;)

  • 4Twenty

    looks cool, I know I would be Realy pleased if all apps were free ;)

  • http://www.jacksonhall.com/pya Poor Yorick's Alamanack

    Looks cool. I will check it out. Thanks.

  • http://www.jacksonhall.com/pya Poor Yorick's Alamanack

    Looks cool. I will check it out. Thanks.

  • Snowdog

    Lol @Silverfist - You've just made my day.

  • Snowdog

    Lol @Silverfist - You've just made my day.

  • philph

    It would be nice if Paul had left a comment on the app AFTER using it for a while, so that he could off shared his personal experience with the app, instead of raining down on everyone elses comments. Sheesh take a good look at yourself Paul!!!!

    Very Nice app by the way takes me back to some of the retro gaming of my youth. The developer has done a great job, highly recommended.

  • philph

    It would be nice if Paul had left a comment on the app AFTER using it for a while, so that he could off shared his personal experience with the app, instead of raining down on everyone elses comments. Sheesh take a good look at yourself Paul!!!!

    Very Nice app by the way takes me back to some of the retro gaming of my youth. The developer has done a great job, highly recommended.

  • Paul I Am

    LOL @ you guys! Ok Ok, I get the hint. It's all good, I can see the humor in your comments. Happy days to all! :-)

  • Paul I Am

    LOL @ you guys! Ok Ok, I get the hint. It's all good, I can see the humor in your comments. Happy days to all! :-)

  • EatKodosDaily

    I still love this game, a year after downloading it, but it's getting a little stale. Dominating the scoreboards all the time is getting kind of dull. Possibly it's time a little more powerups and enemies were thrown in via an update?

    Until then, I think I'll try taking a crack at developing a variation of this that has all the bells and whistles I wish this had...

  • EatKodosDaily

    I still love this game, a year after downloading it, but it's getting a little stale. Dominating the scoreboards all the time is getting kind of dull. Possibly it's time a little more powerups and enemies were thrown in via an update?

    Until then, I think I'll try taking a crack at developing a variation of this that has all the bells and whistles I wish this had...