In the hit-based market of the App Store, it's somewhat expected at this point to see developers building games which seem to be highly inspired by other extremely successful games-- In this case, Angry Birds [99¢ / Free / HD]. When Flight Control [99¢ / HD] was burning up the charts, Harbor Master [$1.99 / Free / HD] was released, providing some variety on an incredibly popular game type which iPhone gamers gobbled up at the time. It's hard to say if Cannon Cadets will be able to duplicate the same phenomenon, but judging by the trailer it seems to have some very familiar physics-powered cannon gameplay with some new twists such as moving platforms and hidden levels accessible by hitting targets.

As someone who has completely obliterated every level of Angry Birds on both my iPhone and then again on the iPad, I can't wait for more content both from Angry Birds updates and any other developer who wants to deliver similar gameplay. If XMG Studio can provide that, all I can say is that I can't wait to play it.

Cannon Cadets is coming soon, and according to TUAW will come packed with Retina Display support as well as a version for the iPad following after the initial iPhone release.

  • araczynski

    looking forward to the ipad version, if the framerate improves.

  • araczynski

    looking forward to the ipad version, if the framerate improves.

  • Ninjastar13

    This doesn't look as good as angry birds

  • Ninjastar13

    This doesn't look as good as angry birds

  • Mindfield

    Ooh, a physics game with lots of physics widgets. Might be worth looking into.

    Never cared for Angry Birds at all, so the comparison doesn't really mean much to me.

    • http://wecangogogo.com Evan

      Yeah, this looks to me like a good version of angry birds.

  • Mindfield

    Ooh, a physics game with lots of physics widgets. Might be worth looking into.

    Never cared for Angry Birds at all, so the comparison doesn't really mean much to me.

    • http://wecangogogo.com Evan

      Yeah, this looks to me like a good version of angry birds.

  • Colbertj

    If it's a buck at release, SOLD!!

  • Colbertj

    If it's a buck at release, SOLD!!

  • Ray

    That background music is annoying as hell, hope it isn't in the game!

    • Rad

      I thought the back ground music was cool and hope it is in the game !

      How about making this a universal app versus an I-pad version later.

  • Ray

    That background music is annoying as hell, hope it isn't in the game!

    • Rad

      I thought the back ground music was cool and hope it is in the game !

      How about making this a universal app versus an I-pad version later.

  • Rychiar

    is angry birds ever gonna get retina support

  • Rychiar

    is angry birds ever gonna get retina support

  • http://www.travestiilan.com travesti

    thanks a lot admins :)

  • http://www.travestiilan.com travesti

    thanks a lot admins :)

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Robots are WAY cooler than birds ;)

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Robots are WAY cooler than birds ;)