July 17, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Riviere-Du-Loup, Canada - Rocket Boy 2D, a game from PowPowGames, in development since mid 2009, has released yesterday. The game consists of an action side scroller with a RPG way to calculate stats and damage. Players can unlock over 70 items to equip, including 35 powerful weapons. The hero is a young man equipped with a jetpack, a handful of guns, and a Pod that casts powers such as meteor or lightning. Right from the start, there are 3 different worlds to explore, with each many different maps that display 5 layer parallax scrolling.
The enemies vary from aliens to super human soldiers to brain eating zombies. Each race has its weaknesses and strengths. Players can advance and level up in the different worlds at your own rhythm. As the player advances, there are more enemies and they are much stronger and tougher than earlier levels. To keep up, you have to upgrade your stats every time you level up. The player chooses which parts he wants to evolve in, making the game unique for each.
Control wise, Rocket Boy 2D brings a new, never seen before control method. The player moves very fluently from left to right using the accelerometer, and shoots where she or he points his fingers. The powers are called from simple buttons and the jetpack is activated with the thumb. Overall, it controls very fluently and is very fun to play.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 26.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Rocket Boy 2D 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Be sure to check out the App Store for the most intense action side scroller available on your iPhone or iPod touch, enjoyable by everyone, from newcomers to hardcore gamers.
PowPowGames is a two man team with a programmer and a designer, both from Quebec in Canada. Rocket Boy 2D is their first attempt on the iPhone as a joint team. Both have worked on different projects in other teams or alone. Copyright (C) 2010 PowPowGames. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.