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Platypus for the Apple iPhone
Astraware is a well-known mobile game development company that has had Palm and Windows Mobile games for years. They decided to also expand to the iPhone/iPod touch and are launching games like crazy. I had the chance to play with five of their new games and posted a video and my thoughts on them to go along with this screenshot image gallery. As you can see they have excellent graphics in their games.
Few basic settings
Sound and music can be managed here, along with control methods. You can choose to use touch or the iPhone accelerometer for flying your ship.
Touch control settings
There are some details to specify when setting up the controls.
Playing the game in modeling clay world
The graphics are designed to simulate a world of modeling clay.
Objects in the sky to shoot
Your gun fires continuously as you destroy everything in the sky. Some objects are power-ups too.
Watch out for those enemies
If you run into an enemy you will also be destroyed so be careful how you fly.
Completing a level
Stats are provided after you complete each level.
Going after the big boss
Some targets take multiple shots to destroy.
Astraware Board Games launcher
There are 8 games available with one button to manage wireless game play.
Global game settings
There are some global game settings, as well as game specific settings.
Getting started with a game
You need to select the players and enter their names to play.
You can manage difficulty levels and who starts the game in some of the games.
All games can be played over a local WiFi connection. Each player must have the game loaded on their device to play.
One of my favorite games is now available on the iPhone.
Chess game getting started
I am not very good at Chess and like electronic versions that can be used to help me move.
Glyph launch screen
Glyph is a very visually appealing game on the iPhone.
Tips are shown as you start the game. They can be turned off in the Settings.
Glyph mission description
The story behind the game objective is presented.
Playing the game, clearing off crystals
You need to match up crystals and clear the screen to find hidden treasures.
My Little Tank options
Control, sound, and game options management takes place here.
You have four ways to select from for moving your tank around the display.
Playing My Little Tank
You move around the area and shoot at the enemy tanks to win the game.
Shooting at tanks
The tank fires automatically, but you have to control movement.
Level complete stats
Some basic stats are presented after you complete each level.
Hellfire launch screen
The graphics are as good as shown on the launch screen in Hellfire.
Setting up to play the game
You have different missions and options available to choose from.
Flight control tutorial
You can quickly learn how to fly in Hellfire with the tutorial.
Entering a mission
The globe spins and then zooms in on your assigned mission to start the game.
Flying to destroy the enemy
There is a lot going on in Hellfire and you have to use the proper controls to destroy the enemy.
Destroying enemy bunkers
Building blow up and the sound effects are fun in Hellfire. Don’t forget to land and rescue those POWs.
Astraware Board Games
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