Robokill originally launched on the iPad back in November of 2010, and now the sequel, Leviathan Fire, is available. If you’re unfamiliar with the original, it’s a top down dual stick shooter, room based adventure where you go from room to room blasting away everything in sight. The sequel picks up where the original left off, and provides more of the same action with 12 missions featuring 600 rooms overall. In the original, you’re battling robots, and in the sequel you’re battling lizards, bugs, and other creepy crawlies.
The overall feel of the game is the same, but the sequel features some new elements including 25 new enemy types. There are now more kamikaze style enemies, as well as more advanced shooters, and actual bosses. One of the most interesting aspects of the game is that every room presents a unique challenge, and you never know what exactly is coming next. Also, there are enemies that fire back at you, and it’s a definite challenge surviving through lengthy missions. The game also provides two challenges of finding the path of least resistance to just complete the mission, and then trying to beat every room in a given mission.
The arcade action is second to none in the App Store, and there’s always a room packed with enemies to take down. There’s also an inventory section allowing you to outfit your robot with four different guns as well as shield boosters. The map view is great as well allowing you to quickly see how a path is developing, and being able to quickly jump between checkpoints. Also, the graphics are simply superb with so much going on at once, and there’s a destructible environment as well. There’s just so much to do in the game with so much action that makes it such a great iOS experience.
Robokill 2: Leviathan Fire ($0.99, iPad) doesn’t change the formula much from the original, but as the saying goes, don’t mess with success. Robokill 2 is a must buy that is quite simply the best dual stick shooter in the App Store.