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App Review: Enemy Dawn

edawn80Enemy Dawn for iOS takes you back to the beginning of World War II as a Polish soldier who must fight off an invasion of stuka aircraft, panzer tanks and even warships by commanding a mobile rocket launcher with a combination of tilt controls and touch gestures to aim and fire rockets.

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Don't be fooled by the bright & hazy graphics, Enemy Dawn is a tough game.

Graphically, Enemy Dawn has a distinctive 2D style with some nicely illustrated backdrops and detailed vehicles to fire upon, but don't be fooled by appearances - this game is hard to beat, particularly on later levels that will require strategy and quick reactions to destroy the enemy.

You need to score 5,000 points to progress to the next level, and each type of enemy is worth a certain number of points, but to succeed, you'll have to keep an eye on your limited resources, such as fuel for your truck and rockets which can be replenished with air-drops.

The controls can take some getting used to, but the game provides 2 control modes; by default, tilting the device moves your rocket launcher left and right, while swiping the right-side of the screen aims your rocket-launcher. Alternatively, a 'joystick' type control is available, allowing a control-method to suit all tastes.

  • Call in artillery strikes
  • Fire Katyusha rockets
  • Fight off attacking aircraft
  • Fight off infantry and tanks
  • Attack warships

Enemy Dawn is a fun and very challenging action/strategy game that's definitely worth a look - especially for fans of historical shooters.

Platform: iOS
Price: $0.99
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/865/enemy-dawn
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/enemy-dawn-wwii-global-conflict/id826238698?mt=8

App Review: Shoot Birds

shootbirdsFor anyone who remembers the classic light-gun game 'Duck hunt', you should already be familiar with the point & shoot gameplay offered by Shoot Birds for Android. The idea is simple - a variety of birds are flapping their way across the screen, and your task is to shoot as many as possible before they fly away.

The touch-screen devices we have these days are ideal for this kind of game mechanic, shooting at the screen with a tap of the finger is as simple as it gets, and Shoot Birds uses this formula to great effect.

shoot birdsGraphically, everything is nicely drawn in a cartoon-style and the interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. The birds in particular are exceptionally cute, which makes you wonder why they need shooting at all - but this game is all about getting the highest score possible, so cute or not, our feathered friends are going down in a hail of bullets.

shoot birdsThe game starts off easy, but don't let that fool you - pretty soon the screen will be filled with dive-bombing crows, swooping owls and flapping parrots coming from all directions, and every bird you miss will reduce your life-bar. Occasionally a bomb will appear, which will explode if you shoot it, further depleting your life - and while you're frantically firing at birds you will hit these often, making for a challenging and frantic game that keeps you coming back for another try.

There is a free ad-supported version, and a paid version which removes ads and offers adjustable difficulty levels, so you have no excuse not to try the free version before shelling out for the full game.

Shoot Birds is an entertaining time-killer that is easy to pick-up and play but hard to master, and is definitely worth a look for fans of the genre or anyone with an itchy trigger-finger. Grab it, share your score, and let us know what you think!

Platform: Android
Price: FREE / $0.65
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/731/shoot-birds
Google Play (Free): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andreadutto.shootbirdsadv
Google Play (Paid): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andreadutto.shootbirds