Bullet Hell Shooter ‘Assault Squadron’ Hits the App Store

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