“Honey I Shrunk the RTS” Amoebattle for iOS and soon DSi
Last Updated on Friday, 6 April 2012 04:13 Written by The Geek Friday, 6 April 2012 04:13
Love me some RTS’s…is that a word RTS’s? Whats better than sitting back and finding an intelligent way to beat your foes…no matter how small they are. No run and gunning, no jumping up and down while someone snipes at your head, and totally no glitching. Just good old build the bigger army and send them in to crush your foes.
Amoebattle has done a great job at bringing the RTS role to the microscopic level for iOS. In Amoebatttle you play as a single-celled organisms (until you get further in the game) where you are trying to do the most basic of life skills…eat, duplicate, and conquer. Game play runs very smooth on iOS and has taken full advantage of the multi-touch display and smooth swiping features and graphics look amazing for the little RTS. With a price tag of $5 you can’t go wrong if you want to get down and dirty with some cell ridden violence.
The game starts off with a great little tutorial showing you how to use all of the multi-touch functions. The little bot leads you around and lets you know that your mission is to get as much DNA from other cells as possible so that you can assimilate that into your own…kinda Borgish huh? In order to move around the screen you have a few different ways you can select your troops. You can draw a circle around the swarm to highlight them all or simply touch the select all option at the top of the screen. Once selected you will need to move your troops around the map. A two finger grab and drag is needed to move the map around. This becomes third nature after playing for only a few minutes. Duplicating is the name of the game here and you must feed your little guys then grown them to huge army status before taking on the other swarming DNA. Some DNA is going to shoot and have other defensive features and you must use your brains to figure out how to go about the war (hence it being called an RTS). Read on
After a few hours of play I have really liked Amoebattle. Very laid back but with simple controls and hope of dupicating…hehe it has a high replay score and I would totally recommend it. Good news for you DSi geeks out there to. Looks like the group is actually on the port build to bring the game to DSi before long. Stylus and all might add quite a bit to Amoebattle. I think I caught a cold playing with all of the micro organisms so im going to go take a nap…go grab the game in iTunes now only $5.