iPad Alien Swarm (by Codewave Games)

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  1. gekkota

    gekkota Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a Galaxian -type game, and I am wondering whether anyone has played it. It's $4.99--kind of pricey for the type of game it is--so I don't want to buy it unless it's good....or until the price goes down

    Alien Swarm

    Codewave Games
    Classic style arcade shooter with smooth graphics, intuitive controls and extra men at 10,000 points. FEATURES: * Arcad…
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    Classic style arcade shooter with smooth graphics, intuitive controls and extra men at 10,000 points. FEATURES: * Arcade sounds. * Bonus rounds. * Dual fighter ships. * Pickups. * Internet hi-score table. * Many other surprises. See the blurry YouTube video of the game in action at: http://www.youtube.com/codewavegames
    Information
    Seller:Codewave Games
    Genre:Action, Arcade
    Release:Nov 19, 2008
    Updated:Mar 29, 2016
    Version:1.18
    Size:6.9 MB
    TouchArcade Rating:Unrated
    User Rating: (2)
    Your Rating:unrated
    Compatibility:HD Universal



    Lite Version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alien-swarm-lite/id299938719?mt=8
     
  2. The Game Reaper

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    #2 The Game Reaper, Dec 15, 2008
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    Where's the missing link?
     
  3. arn

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    http://appshopper.com/games/alien-swarm

    I've played it.

    It's well done, but they need to tweak the difficulty. You can get the "sidecar" powerups that give you more firepower pretty easily.

    So here's my experience with the game:

    easy, easy, sidecar upgrade, easy, sidecar upgrade, easy, sidecar upgrade etc.... I think I had like 6 or so. In the meanwhile I got to a high level which was harder with more aliens swarming down, but with 6 shots at once, it was still easy. Then I died once, and lost all the sidecars. Then it was crazy hard and I died like 4-5 times in a quick succession.

    arn
     
  4. Carlos-Sz

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    #6 Carlos-Sz, Dec 16, 2008
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    I like the game but Arn is right about the gameplay.

    However, I don't remember if the real arcade version of Galaga/Galaxian was that way too.

    But I'm posting now to let you know that a new version was released today adding bonus round.

    And there's a Lite (free) version now.
     
  5. Chiller ONE

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  6. gekkota

    gekkota Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    I guess I'll give the lite version a try before I fork over what seems to be too much money for this type of game....
     
  7. TouchArcade Bot

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    Alien Swarm

    Alien Swarm

    Codewave Games
    Classic style arcade shooter with smooth graphics, intuitive controls and extra men at 10,000 points. FEATURES: * Arcad…
    $1.99
    Buy Now
    Media
    Details
    Classic style arcade shooter with smooth graphics, intuitive controls and extra men at 10,000 points. FEATURES: * Arcade sounds. * Bonus rounds. * Dual fighter ships. * Pickups. * Internet hi-score table. * Many other surprises. See the blurry YouTube video of the game in action at: http://www.youtube.com/codewavegames
    Information
    Seller:Codewave Games
    Genre:Action, Arcade
    Release:Nov 19, 2008
    Updated:Mar 29, 2016
    Version:1.18
    Size:6.9 MB
    TouchArcade Rating:Unrated
    User Rating: (2)
    Your Rating:unrated
    Compatibility:HD Universal

     
  8. 7lilwhitewolf7

    7lilwhitewolf7 Well-Known Member

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  9. Boardumb

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    Holy hell, I can't believe this old ass game has been getting updates for so many years! This was among my very first iOS games, and back then it was actually really good. Not sure if it's held up compared to what we have nowadays, but I've redownloaded to give it another shot.

    Regardless, that's some crazy good support for an 8 year old game!
     

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