As the App Store progresses, it seems that dual-stick shooting games are becoming a dime a dozen. Many of them are the same in terms of gameplay, so I find myself playing less and less of the genre as time goes by. However, today I managed to get an exclusive hands-on with the upcoming dual-stick shooter ‘Guerilla Bob’ from Angry Mob Games, and this is the game that I’ve been waiting for. It has everything – mission based game play, multiple upgradeable weapons, great 3D graphics, insanely huge maps, many different enemies, multiple game modes, online leaderboards, achievements, and a survival mode. This game trumps any dual-stick shooter on the App Store, and once it’s released I believe going to be a big hit.
Since the game is still in the development stage, I haven’t been able to get any information on what the background story of the game is, but the gist of the game is mission based and you’ll be strolling through huge maps shooting enemies to death. Each mission takes around anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, and there will be about 8 missions in game when it launches. That averages out to about three hours of gameplay, plus more if you want to achieve the highest rank on each level.
You start out with a machine gun, and as you progress you’ll find a rocket launcher and a flamethrower hidden around the maps if you look close enough. You can triple your weapons’ firepower, and this happens by collecting the upgrade icon for a specific weapon scattered around the map. An icon with rockets is a rocket launcher upgrade, an icon with bullets is a machine gun upgrade, and a fiery icon is a flamethrower upgrade. In total, you can upgrade each weapon three times, tripling theiroverall firepower and shooting speed. For example, the first level of machine gun is a slow shooting weapon that shoots one bullet every three seconds. The next upgrade will turn it into a rapid shooting weapon that shoots a bullet a second, and the one after that will make it an insanely fast shooting, double bullet firing weapon.
The developer will be updating the game with additional levels and enemies via expansion packs, and that sounds great. I’m sure that they expansions will be just as good as the game itself, which is an amazing one at that. As you can see from the screenshots, the graphics are nice eye candy. Guerilla Bob will be one of the only 3D dual-stick shooters on the App Store, and a great one at that. Everything from the weapons to the firing animations is very impressive. See the videos for the trailer and a gameplay video.
Look for Guerilla Bob sometime early next year – it’s a dual-stick shooter that definitely won’t disappoint. Pricing is yet to be determined.