It seems like the App Store is absolutely loaded with dual-stick shooters lately, similar to last year where it seemed like a new tower defense game was being released every other day. Even though the genre is getting more and more crowded, developers are still finding ways to stick out from the pack. Arodius [App Store] accomplishes this with extremely smooth sprite-based graphics and enough power-ups to choke a horse.

Arodius works like every other dual-stick shooter out there, except instead of taking the survival route the game is split in to individual levels where you have to clear a set number of waves usually ending in some kind of huge boss monster. As you kill the waves of enemies, they randomly drop power-ups which work exactly like a good vertical shooter with each power-up incrementally increasing your offensive power.

As you upgrade your weapons, you eventually get to the point that you're just spewing lasers and bullets across the entire screen. There's also a shield power up that allows you to withstand one hit and as you kill enemies a gauge on the bottom of the screen slowly fills up allowing you to unleash a huge area effect attack that takes out tons of nearby baddies.

All this madness can be seen in the following trailer:

Arodius has had an overwhelmingly positive response in our forums and I've had a good time mowing down legions of enemies with my souped up weaponry. If you're a dual-stick shooter fanatic, this is one you won't want to miss.

App Store Link: Arodius, 99¢

  • http://sites.google.com/site/mforcetw/ Luke

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  • http://www.rustysabre.com/ Eric

    Hmmm, 3 people claim codes, yet all codes gone :) Oh well, guess I'll have to check it out one of these days anyway. The game looks pretty slick, and I love dual stick shooters. I do have 1 question though: the game appears to be spelled both Arodius and Arudius, both by the developer! Which is the correct spelling?

  • http://www.rustysabre.com/ Eric

    Hmmm, 3 people claim codes, yet all codes gone :) Oh well, guess I'll have to check it out one of these days anyway. The game looks pretty slick, and I love dual stick shooters. I do have 1 question though: the game appears to be spelled both Arodius and Arudius, both by the developer! Which is the correct spelling?

  • http://sites.google.com/site/mforcetw/ Luke

    Arodius is the correct saying. Thanks for asking!

  • Samuel

    The game looks fun!

    btw, ALL CODES ARE GONE. (I didn't get one)

  • http://sites.google.com/site/mforcetw/ Luke

    Arodius is the correct saying. Thanks for asking!

  • Samuel

    The game looks fun!

    btw, ALL CODES ARE GONE. (I didn't get one)

  • Bok Choy

    Hmm.. downloading this now. I've come to the conclusion that dual-stick shooters are my favorite genre on the app store. iDracula is definitely my favorite and probably always will be. However this looks like great fun. All the effects and blasts remind me of Kirby for some reason.

    However, I think the 3/4 nude fairies should be toned down a little. The first screenshot is disgusting.

    • LKR

      Disgusting? That's ridiculous, especially coming from somebody who apparently loves dual stick shooters. So violence is good, but a fairy in underwear is disgusting? Pfft.

      • Bok Choy

        There's a large difference between shooting lasers at moving masks, and logging on to a game to see that image and r@pe burned in your mind. Never said violence was good. But again, you are shooting animals and sci-fi creatures.

      • Zuriyahe

        Hmmm. Interesting. With all due respect, I don't look at bikini chicks and think "r@pe". But I do agree...looking at women, wearing bikinis or not, and thinking "r@pe" is disturbing...

      • LKR

        Thanks, Zuriyahe. I agree: looking at women, wearing bikinis or not, and thinking "r@pe" is disturbing indeed.

        But back on topic: this is a great little shooter. Tons of fun.

      • Zuriyahe

        Just downloaded it! Holy cow! Cool game!!
        @ Bok Choy...I respect your input...and having said that, I will have to admit that while I stick to my statements about bikinis etc...the one screen with the spread eagled fairy combined with what she said.. is kinda pushing the limites... lol!

        Now back to the game!

    • http://www.stalkmyart.com Jaysal

      You were raped by a nude fairy?

  • Bok Choy

    Hmm.. downloading this now. I've come to the conclusion that dual-stick shooters are my favorite genre on the app store. iDracula is definitely my favorite and probably always will be. However this looks like great fun. All the effects and blasts remind me of Kirby for some reason.

    However, I think the 3/4 nude fairies should be toned down a little. The first screenshot is disgusting.

    • LKR

      Disgusting? That's ridiculous, especially coming from somebody who apparently loves dual stick shooters. So violence is good, but a fairy in underwear is disgusting? Pfft.

      • Bok Choy

        There's a large difference between shooting lasers at moving masks, and logging on to a game to see that image and r@pe burned in your mind. Never said violence was good. But again, you are shooting animals and sci-fi creatures.

      • Zuriyahe

        Hmmm. Interesting. With all due respect, I don't look at bikini chicks and think "r@pe". But I do agree...looking at women, wearing bikinis or not, and thinking "r@pe" is disturbing...

      • LKR

        Thanks, Zuriyahe. I agree: looking at women, wearing bikinis or not, and thinking "r@pe" is disturbing indeed.

        But back on topic: this is a great little shooter. Tons of fun.

      • Zuriyahe

        Just downloaded it! Holy cow! Cool game!!
        @ Bok Choy...I respect your input...and having said that, I will have to admit that while I stick to my statements about bikinis etc...the one screen with the spread eagled fairy combined with what she said.. is kinda pushing the limites... lol!

        Now back to the game!

    • http://www.stalkmyart.com Jaysal

      You were raped by a nude fairy?

  • Zuriyahe

    I'm actually on the side of violence AND skin. They go are not necessary, but go togeather nicely like peanut butter and jelly. lol And I agree, dual stick shooters appear to be my favorite too!

    By the way...no code for me... Awww. But for 99cents... I'll sacrafice a candybar or two for this game! It looks GREAT!

  • Zuriyahe

    I'm actually on the side of violence AND skin. They go are not necessary, but go togeather nicely like peanut butter and jelly. lol And I agree, dual stick shooters appear to be my favorite too!

    By the way...no code for me... Awww. But for 99cents... I'll sacrafice a candybar or two for this game! It looks GREAT!

  • heffdog

    Ehh.. Looks like fun, but since I own MG, GB, and Meteor Blitz, I will just wait for Catacombs to come out!

  • heffdog

    Ehh.. Looks like fun, but since I own MG, GB, and Meteor Blitz, I will just wait for Catacombs to come out!

  • paul

    i believe the title of this game is actually 'arudius'

  • paul

    i believe the title of this game is actually 'arudius'

  • Serpentdivine

    It was a dollar so I bought it. Not bad, not brilliant.

  • Serpentdivine

    It was a dollar so I bought it. Not bad, not brilliant.

  • Jas

    Wow... that was quick. All codes gone :(

  • Jas

    Wow... that was quick. All codes gone :(

  • Jas

    Just noticed it's just 59p, so bought it :)

  • Jas

    Just noticed it's just 59p, so bought it :)

  • Andrew

    I take it the dev loves Parodius. I have played it a bit now, and it's more Raiden than Parodius. Maybe it should have been called aiden.

  • Andrew

    I take it the dev loves Parodius. I have played it a bit now, and it's more Raiden than Parodius. Maybe it should have been called aiden.

  • Simon

    buying this as soon as I'm on a wifi connection! looks great , and for only a buck?

    • Andrew

      I think the difficulty is too easy. Well it was for me. Have played through the first 3 stages (not levels), without even a hint of dying. I think access to harder difficulties right from the get go is in order.

  • Simon

    buying this as soon as I'm on a wifi connection! looks great , and for only a buck?

    • Andrew

      I think the difficulty is too easy. Well it was for me. Have played through the first 3 stages (not levels), without even a hint of dying. I think access to harder difficulties right from the get go is in order.

  • Matoro16

    Thanks for the codes but i cant find where to enter them. Is it only with the full version?

  • Matoro16

    Thanks for the codes but i cant find where to enter them. Is it only with the full version?