TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Gun Rounds’

Gun Rounds () from solo developer Blabberf launched this previous Sunday, and within the days since, numerous different excellent new video games have launched within the App Retailer. Nonetheless, I nonetheless can’t get sufficient Gun Rounds! I talked about this in our post asserting the sport’s launch on Monday, however simply to reiterate, Gun Rounds is closely impressed by Moppin’s legendary Downwell in just about all methods besides the core gameplay. The visible type, the construction of the degrees, the power-up system and roguelike options… all these really feel extremely Downwell-y. However with regards to what you really DO when enjoying, these two video games couldn’t be extra totally different.

Gun Rounds is a semi-turn-based shooter. You play in portrait together with your character close to the underside of the display and a bunch of enemies milling about on the high of the display. For every flip, you select out of your obtainable weapons on the backside of the display after which contact and drag to create an aiming arrow to find out which enemy that weapon will hearth at. Letting go of the display fires that weapon, after which it’s the enemy’s flip to assault. Right here is the place the “semi” in semi-turn-based is available in, since you’re really in a position to faucet the display whereas an assault is incoming, and in case you time it appropriately you’ll block that enemy’s shot. Enemies do take turns to assault however it’s in pretty fast succession, so that you must actually keep alert and have lightning quick reflexes if you wish to block all of the incoming assaults.

There’s an enormous profit to blocking photographs, too. Not solely will you not take harm however you’ll additionally regain a few of your ammo. Every weapon takes a specific amount of ammo and generally the extra highly effective assaults deplete extra ammo than the lighter assaults. Working out of ammo is… not good, and also you do have a guide Reload button however utilizing it comes at the price of with the ability to assault throughout your flip in addition to a considerably smaller space so that you can block incoming assaults with. So that you lose your capability to assault that spherical, AND the incoming assaults are more durable to dam. It’s a stiff trade-off, which is why you need to actually observe on blocking incoming assaults the most effective you could.

That’s simpler stated than achieved although! One of many strengths of Gun Rounds is in its selection. There are tons of various kinds of enemies, and so they all have numerous alternative ways to assault you. You’ll must be able to defend assaults of various speeds and from totally different instructions, and it’s extremely satisfying to dam each shot in a spherical. And that’s not even entering into the in depth and extremely off the wall weapons in your personal arsenal. Principally, enjoying Gun Rounds simply doesn’t get outdated, and with a long-term development system tied to unlocking an ungodly variety of shade palettes, you at all times really feel such as you’re getting one thing out of that “only one extra go” feeling you get by enjoying.

There’s in all probability much more I might say about Gun Rounds, and often once I simply can’t shut up a couple of recreation which means it’s a winner. That is principally an ideal cell recreation. Yeah, I stated it! In the event you like extraordinarily superior video games that really feel like they have been tailored for cell, three bucks for Gun Rounds will really feel such as you’re stealing it.