Back at the beginning of December, we posted that indie developer Andy Wallace was contemplating an update for his space non-shooter Particle Mace ($2.99) that would bring it up to current 64-bit standards and make it playable on iOS 11. In that same post I also gushed pretty hard about just how much I loved Particle Mace ever since it was released back in January of 2015. No, I am not embarrassed at how much I gushed over the game. Anyway, that iOS 11 compatibility update is now available and in addition it brings with it full support for that beautiful screen on the iPhone X. Being that this is one of the best one-handed portrait games in the world, iPhone X support is very exciting to me indeed.
If you’re not familiar with Particle Mace, you’re best off watching the trailer above, as it’s a tricky game to explain. In short, it’s a space shooter type of game with no shooting, and instead your ship is affixed with a group of particle maces which you’ll swing into enemies and asteroids using the momentum of zipping around in your ship. It works so so well and is one of the most unique games on the entire App Store. We loved Particle Mace in our original 5 star review from back in 2015, and I couldn’t be happier to see this absolute classic come back from the 32-bit Appocalypse graveyard.