Glitchsoft's Uncanny X-Men: Days Of Future Past [$0.99] is a decent side-scrolling action game that layers on some excellent X-Men fan service. I enjoyed it well enough in my review, though I found the fighting mechanics to be on the repetitive side and the jumping to be a bit dodgy. Since then, the game has received a few updates, adding additional playable characters, improved control schemes, and lots of valuable bug fixes. It's been more than a year since the last one, but a brand new update for the game just hit, and to go along with it, the game's price has dropped from its regular $4.99 to a mere $0.99.

This uncanny update adds new areas to a few locations, including a considerably expanded Danger Room. It also overhauls the game's physics, making the jumps feel better and the fighting more speedy. Enemy AI has been improved, making your foes more of a threat, too. The biggest improvement comes with the addition of a level-up system, complete with a skill tree. Each time you finish a level, you'll earn a point that you can use as you like to improve your mutant. Finally, the character art has been improved, giving the game a fresher look. It's quite an impressive update to the game.

If you passed over the game before, you might want to give it a look now, especially at this low of a price. Of course, if you already own the game, you can reap the benefits immediately at no extra cost just by updating. It's certainly a good excuse to run through the game one more time.

  • Repulsa

    I was so going to jump on this especially as it was recommended to me in another thread BUT I read the reviews of ticked off people who have had to buy characters they had previously unlocked with the new IAP system. No thanks

    • Milali

      Sounds like an oversight by the devs, I am sure they will see this and do an update today. 😉

    • REALGlitchsoft

      Hi guys just to clear it up its a bug not by design, we are squashing it now and should have an update out soon. Everyone who has previously purchased the game will have all the characters unlocked. Hope this clears things up 🙂

      • 7lilwhitewolf7

        🏆🎮📱🎮🏆
        Thank You

  • PIRATE or NINJA

    it costs 4x as much on android WTF! $3.94

    • Ron

      Maybe to make up for all the people who just pirate android games.

      • PIRATE or NINJA

        if you think people only pirate on android your a fool. piracy is everywhere. i used to have an iphone and it was just as prevalent if not even more

      • Liggerstuxin

        Lol. Your name is calling you a hypocrite. 🙂
        But even though I pirate with my iPad Air 2, Ron is right. Also iOS has a larger install base (when it comes to paying customers with a high end phone).

      • scottsoapbox

        Dude. Stealing software isn't cool.

      • Ron

        Sure, but look at statistics. Android users who pay for games are like a 1/5 or 1/4 of the install base of said games. Its been noted on this site pretty regularly.

      • PIRATE or NINJA

        this is the first time ive ever been to this site. but i get what your saying. it appears the android version hasnt gotten this update and that is when the price was lowered on iOS version since they added IAP with said update. not sure which i prefer lol

      • Durduhdur

        When my friend told me he bought this game for android. I laughed...

  • curtneedsaride

    IAP system?! That doesn't sound good. This game was amazing when it was released, and I really didn't expect it to get many updates. So, as long as the IAP system doesn't hamper gameplay, I hope it helps the developer continue to produce good content. I just feel bad if some players have to purchase something they already had unlocked. I haven't updated yet, so I can't confirm that, though. It's amazing what these guys have done with X-Men and Star Wars, though. Great stuff.

  • Andrew

    Sorry this is a bug we are hot fixing right now. Previously paid users should have all of the characters unlocked after level 3. There is a second issue we will fix as well which results from by-passing 2-2 tutorial on first load. If you figure out how to do this would like to hear how but the result will be you will not be able to unlock any characters other than Wolverine.

  • Andrew

    There is a work around on the by passing 2-2 tutorial bug. If you replay 2-1 and 2-2 this should re-prompt the tutorial script.

  • pizzapoke

    Didn't really play this a whole lot, as I thought the game was too floaty, but this new update seems to fix the floatiness.

  • Backasjac

    I don't see Mfi support listed anywhere, but saw somewhere it was supposed to be supported eventually. Any word on that?

    • Andrew

      Sorry too many other priorities around physics, gameplay, progression. Mfi is still a relatively small % of players so business case is hard to do. The game was developed from the ground up for touch. Overlaying a "cursor" is actually a hard problem.

      • Aaron C

        Why do you need to overlay a cursor?

      • Aaron C

        Do you mean a cursor in the menus? We'd be happy with support just in the gameplay sections.. menus can still be touch controlled! (I've played a few games on ios like this)

  • SquidLasers

    Damn, those animations are ugly.

  • WhovianWithALightsaber

    Is there still a plan to add Magneto to the game eventually? ETA? Or perhaps Nightcrawler? Love the new update, and skill trees! Adds more challenge to play as each individual character rather than just spamming the game as Wolverine and doling out the exp to everyone else. 🙂

  • Drewskii

    I wish this game had iCloud saving

  • Supermassive

    Almost feel guilty buying this for only a buck. Thanks devs.

  • cadillackills

    Mfi support added?

  • cadillackills

    N/m I'd rather pay 5 for the real game later

  • Physeter

    Is there a way to transfer save data from my old phone to my new one?