Earlier this morning, Eli and I gave Die for Metal [$0.99] a shot. It's a "masocore" style 2D platformer that gleefully dishes out impalement and dismemberment basically every time you screw up the timing or placement of a jump. That's not to say it's a good member of the genre. Die for Metal's foundational elements are shaky -- inputs can feel laggy, the hit boxes on some obstacles are ridiculous, and the level design can feel hollow.

What drew us to Die for Metal was its theme and tone. We haven't seen many rock and roll inspired games, so that was enough to grab attention. And for what it's worth, there are definitely some solid production values in this. Anyway, video:

  • caaalrb

    You guys are crazy, gravy and french fries is a delicious combo.

  • emaddox

    It's not a cross you are trying to get to. It's Mjolnir Thor's hammer.

  • JJE McManus

    It's junque through and through. Total waste of a buck.

  • toxiccheese

    Game looks heavy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CockKnocker83 Gaz Knight

    If I was going to download one metal slug game, which would you guys recommend?

    • dancj

      Download Gridlee - then do a bit of research on Google and you can have all of the Metal Slug games for free

    • Adams Immersive

      I wouldn't want to pirate it--I'm with you, buy one! I went with 3 on the theory that newer could be better. I'm liking It on iCade.

      Oh--and thanks, TA, for playing this game so I don't have to!

  • KitJ32

    I'm very glad I didn't impulse buy this game. It looks just awful to play.

  • http://twitter.com/likeacrocodile Like a Crocodile

    Can't believe you guys don't mind spending 9 minutes on this while just ignore other titles that actually worth the attention... But of course it's your call!