Twinblades HD for iPad is one of those games you have to try if you appreciate anime and really good graphics. Here’s a review by our friend Kevin Tran. Check out his amazing story…
TwinBlades HD ($4.99)
While scrolling through the App Store this game caught my eye. It could have been the anime style of the main character Angelika, or how the game is was stylized, or possibly the wondrous slaying of zombies. But I decided to check it out.
The TwinBlades HD game can be played on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The HD version is for the iPad. Luckily this game is connected to OpenFient, so you can connect to the leader boards or connect with friends.
The Game Play
While the story line is kind of weak, the controls were fairly easy to maneuver, and the “D-pad” was a little annoying because you would accidentally jump up so you have to keep it to the bottom left and right. The gaming is side-scrolling, and personally, I’m more of a First-Person Shooter type of a guy, but this game is very addicting. When I first picked it up I could not put it down, maybe it was the art direction or the non-stop slaying of zombies or the ease of just picking it up and immediately jump in to game play, and I fell in love.
When you first start up this game, there are 2 different game presets you can choose: story and survival. With both presets you can choose to play it normal, or hard. The Story mode is very self explanatory; you just go with the story line. On survival mode, you have to survive 30 days of zombie onslaught.
While going through this game you have to gather brains that you can exchange for new guns, like:
- A flamethrower
- A holy beam
- An explosive gun
- upgrades for your scythe (slash damage, slash energy drain)
There are 9 different zones that you can fight zombies and collect hearts, out of those 9 there are 3 bosses, each boss requires a different gun preset, like the flamethrower, holy beam, explosive gun, or the ice gun to defeat them, each stage is met with great level design and art, and to complete each you have to run to the end of the stage, but you aren’t forced to fight zombies to leave.
Shaking To Get Free
Personally I love the flamethrower because you can fire it and the zombies stand still and burn, then you can attack them without them grabbing you. Once they get a hold of you, you can shake the iPad to get free. I don’t really like shaking my 600 dollar iPad, and it’s such a big device to sit there to shake to get free of a zombie.
But in all this game was a great game, I loved every minute of it, though I wish there were more stages to fight more zombies and beat more bosses, and have more upgrades. Though sadly there isn’t, so I’m replaying it on hard. And I seriously recommend this game for iPad users if you like a good side-scrolling, zombie killing game.
This post was generously contributed by Kevin Tran a Graphic Design student at the Art Institute of Dallas. Kevin is getting an Associate degree in Graphic Design and is a gadget enthusiast. He also likes to play games!