IMG_0066Chillingo's Inkvaders arrived in the App Store tonight for only $0.99 [link]. The side-scrolling shooter carries a hand drawn art style and delivers gameplay similar to Zombieville.

The controls are simple and work like every other side scrolling shoot 'em up. The left and right arrows obviously make you move left or right and the red button fires. A jet pack, however, gives you the ability to hover for as long as your fuel meter allows. This lets you collect moon rocks (for money) and fly over the aliens themselves. There are three weapons in game, and each can be upgraded multiple times. Killing aliens and picking up floating rocks gives you money to buy upgrades. Additional bonus items are provided in randomly scattered crates throughout the levels. Finally, the crate labeled with the letter "R" starts rush mode, where the music ramps up and swarms of aliens come from both sides.

Three difficulty modes are included, as well as a story mode that is said to take around two hours to complete as well as an endless endurance mode.

Here's our gameplay video showing the tutorial and the first two levels:


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The production value of the package is great as evidenced in the video above, which makes it feel like a very good value at only $0.99. The game play, itself, falls back to a side scrolling survival shooter with a few nice touches. Early impressions are being collected in our forums.

App Store Link: Inkvaders, $0.99

  • Wabaam

    I've yet to see a more obvious copy of another game.

    I'll still be buying this.

  • Wabaam

    I've yet to see a more obvious copy of another game.

    I'll still be buying this.

  • CrimsoN

    After quiting, the "campain" started from the beginning. No save game, no resume? Seem odd. Other then that, nice game!

  • CrimsoN

    After quiting, the "campain" started from the beginning. No save game, no resume? Seem odd. Other then that, nice game!

  • NDN Shadow

    So is there any reason why I would want to pick this up if I already have Zombieville?

    • Dark NRG

      Yeah, because Big Albie says so.
      Any questions? ;)

  • NDN Shadow

    So is there any reason why I would want to pick this up if I already have Zombieville?

    • Dark NRG

      Yeah, because Big Albie says so.
      Any questions? ;)

  • Cory Gillmore

    This actually looks a lot cooler than Zombieville. It's just the same genre. That's like saying, is there any reason for me to pick up Halo 3 if I already have Call of Duty 4? Douche.

    • NDN Shadow

      Maybe, but CoD4 is a much better game....

      • ZZMitch

        Naw, Halo 3 is much better in my opinion :p

        Inkvaders looks great!

  • Cory Gillmore

    This actually looks a lot cooler than Zombieville. It's just the same genre. That's like saying, is there any reason for me to pick up Halo 3 if I already have Call of Duty 4? Douche.

    • NDN Shadow

      Maybe, but CoD4 is a much better game....

      • ZZMitch

        Naw, Halo 3 is much better in my opinion :p

        Inkvaders looks great!

  • Orky

    This game seems extremely monotonous. Especially the end of every level. (according to the video, that is)

    • http://mobiltelefon.ru/ Frant

      +1
      levels are almost the same, on the medium difficulty there's no challenge at all.
      you could finish it in an hour.

  • Orky

    This game seems extremely monotonous. Especially the end of every level. (according to the video, that is)

    • http://mobiltelefon.ru/ Frant

      +1
      levels are almost the same, on the medium difficulty there's no challenge at all.
      you could finish it in an hour.

  • Kintaro360

    Instand Buy...

    Graphics are really good and it runs at 60 Frames/Second.

  • Kintaro360

    Instand Buy...

    Graphics are really good and it runs at 60 Frames/Second.