A couple of months ago we reviewed Big Bucket Software's The Incident [$1.99], a fun, pixel-art packed spin on climbing games. That same review explained the basics of the game:

The game is controlled by tilting your device right or left to move, and tapping on the screen to jump. You're able to move objects around by walking in to them, and sometimes you can flip falling junk around with a well timed jump underneath whatever you're trying to move. Seven levels are included in the game, starting with the street and ending in space. Each level consists of its own height goal, and you just need to stay on top of the falling pile of junk to climb upwards. This sounds simple enough, and the first few levels are fairly easy, but it doesn't take long until things are falling so fast that you will have your fingers crossed that a health powerup spawns or a checkpoint is near.

The main drawbacks of the original were lack of any kind of online scoring to speak of, no endless mode (an odd omission given the nature of the game), and even though it was universal, the tilt controls left a little to be desired on the iPad. All of these things have been fixed in this update. A new endless mode has been implemented, scores sync to Game Center, and they've even implemented a new controller mode to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a controller with the iPad:

There's also some new objects to avoid, the game has been enhanced for the Retina display, and there's even a whole pile of tweaks and fixes. Overall this is a fantastic update to an already great game. If you already own The Incident, download this ASAP. Otherwise, I'd seriously consider checking out our review and giving it a try.

  • http://twitter.com/Grumpyface Grumpyface Studios

    So charmed by this game, and this is quite the innovative update. Go Frank!

  • Anonymous

    So is there any control mode for the iPhone other than tilt controls? I mostly play iPhone games on the subway which makes tilt controls unusable when the subway accelerates and stops at each station.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.cintron Edward Cintron

    I have been waiting for something like this. I do think you need to change the .99 cent status.... Yet even at $1.99 this is a good game.

  • Vulture3

    Yeah, still don't like the tilt control, would like a manual option... But the game is really fun.

  • Anon

    Tilt is horrible, please developers always give us the option to chose our controls.