Bulkypix's just-released shooter Meltdown [$4.99] has a lot of things to love. It's got an entirely touch-based default control scheme which seems really cool, but it never seems to take me too long to just switch back to virtual controls in all these games. I think I'm just too stuck in my old ways. There's a bunch of little Borderlands nods from the way enemies are introduced to the way they barf numbers when you shoot them.

We ran into some weird humps in our initial play through, but, we're super pleased with what we've seen so far-

Our forums really seem to be digging the game, and I can't help but agree. Oh, one other thing of note- We mention it coming out "tonight," we actually recorded this video yesterday but drama with YouTube prevented it going up until this morning. It's on the App Store now, I promise!

  • PresidentZer0

    It's awesome but it crashes very often and th music sucks(thank god I can turn it off)

  • JCho133

    This is my GOTY

  • Goggles789

    I love how Eli sounds completely disinterested in these TA plays vids. Hilarious.

    • JCho133

      "This is cool"

    • JCho133

      "That's pretty neat"

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Haha, well, seeing the tutorial restart like four times had me pretty frustrated. 😉

  • Goggles789

    Ok, just spent some time with this game and it's definitely a gem. My only complaint...dear god that voice is annoying. I wish I could turn it off without having to completely kill the sound effects with it. My character is specializing in melee...I know I'm killing things via melee and I don't need a voice telling me "melee kill!" every time I do it! I'm not too happy with the dub-step music either, but that's a minor annoyance. Other than those two things, I am VERY happy with my purchase. I can't wait for an update to turn off that stupid voice, though! If you are on the fence about this game and enjoy fun shooters, go for it. The AI is actually pretty smart, and if you aren't careful the enemies gang up on you quickly. This is really fun! (minus the voice. I hate the voice....)

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  • https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDistillery Scot Damn

    I like the game, but I feel it's a bit over-hyped in the forum. The levels are extremely repetitive. It boast random generated levels, but every one of them looks almost identical. Pretty solid animations. Cool cover system that isn't fully utilized. Skill trees are neat. I can't help but feel that it's a bit shallow. New enemies pop up once in a while. Def worth $2 though if you like dual stick shooters and don't mind extreme repetitiveness.

  • Frostykoi

    Game crashes after I start 2nd mission. Any ideas?

  • https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDistillery Scot Damn

    OMG IAP in a Premium priced game! How could they! I kid I kid.

  • DrlRage

    This game rocks. Don't hesitate to pick this one up. It's a bit grindy but in a good way. Great cell shaded graphics, Cross platform coop and a large variety of enemies to blast. Also Customizable weapons, cover system, different control styles etc. It's well done and not a huge download. I hope they add more game modes in an update. I like the music and the voices unlike some people. 🙂

  • Chq

    I hope they'll add stability, so the game doesn't crash anymore.