Back in March we sat down with the guys from The Binary Mill to check out their upcoming shooter, Assault Squadron. It’s a “bullet hell" shooter that’s particularly striking for the insane frame rate at which it runs; the developers insist that it sticks to a solid 60 FPS even on the first-generation iPod touch.
We’re happy to report that Assault Squadron [link] has appeared in the App Store and is available for download at a price of $2.99.
The twist of Assault Squadron comes from the two gameplay modes the various levels alternate between. While playing through the game, you’ll go through a level where it plays like a vertical shooter with your phone held in portrait mode. Following that, the game might alternate to a horizontal side scrolling level. With each transition you see different sides of both your ship and enemies, and the game.
The game has a lot to offer. There’s a crazy scoring system with multipliers galore (and online leaderboards via Crystal), four different ships that all handle differently with their own unique weapon systems, upgrades everywhere, and best of all – control options that should satisfy everyone between the on-screen touch controls, a virtual joystick, and tilt.
Frantic shooter fans might want to take a close look at this one.
App Store Link: Assault Squadron, $2.99