Historically speaking, I'll denote any true must-have freebie as a "five alarm freebie Friday alert" because not only does it have good alliteration, I always (incorrectly) assumed that the "alarm" scale for fires topped out at five. Well, a little research online has lead to mention of a ten alarm fire, and this game going free is even bigger than that. So, here is our first eleven alarm freebie friday alert. Yes, Dark Nebula - Episode Two [Free] as today's freebie is that big of a deal. In fact, don't even bother reading the rest of this post until you've already started downloading it. Seriously, TouchArcade will still be here. Go, now, download.
Now let's chat about that game you're downloading. (You are downloading it, right?) Dark Nebula - Episode Two is obviously the second installment in the Dark Nebula series. There's also Dark Nebula - Episode One [99ยข] which is also totally worth playing, but there isn't really any reason why you'd need to play the two games in proper order. In the game, you control a disc by tilting your device, and Dark Nebula is home to some of the finest tilt controls on the platform. You'll put those fantastic tilt-based controls to good use too, as some later levels require some extremely precise movements.
As mentioned in our review, the basic premise of the game is making your way to the end of every level. Episode Two spices things up by adding a combat system which is implemented incredibly well and actually allows for boss battles in a tilt-controlled ball roller. Throughout the game you'll pick up orbs that orbit your disc, and battling is as simple as making your disc slam in to whatever you want to damage. It works great, and this weaponry is even used to solve some of the puzzles you'll come across.
Dark Nebula - Episode Two looks great, plays great, and even has online leaderboards that are seamlessly integrated into the game. Everyone with an iOS device needs to download this game today.
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