10tons’ Crimsonland HD (Free) has just gotten an update with a feature that not a lot of folks may be able to use, but should be pretty fun to play with for those who have it: local co-op with multiple MFi gamepads. The co-op mode was available in other versions of the game, but wasn’t on iOS – until now. While MFi gamepads are still a bit pricey, if you and a friend have the game and an iPad or at least the ability to hook up to a TV, you can go through the entire game in co-op mode, with support for up to four players, all using their own gamepads.
The co-op mode has its own Game Center leaderboards, so those with high scores in other modes don’t have to worry about imbalanced leaderboards. This 1.0.7 update also fixes MFi gamepad support which was broken in a previous update. There are very few games which support local co-op like this with MFi gamepads, though Age of Zombies ($0.99) got the feature last year. It’s certainly cost-prohibitive, but it’s still nice to see this feature come to the mobile version of this dual-stick shooter which is on desktop and Playstation systems, making it feature-complete. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s available as a freemium app, with a few levels for free, and the full game available as an IAP for $4.99, $9.99, or $14.99, depending on how much you want to pay.