Raynium (iPhone) Game Review: Leave It On The App Store’s Shelf

Sometimes I’m quickly reminded that the iPhone and the App Store are testbeds to budding developers and more often than not the end result is an app that is less than desirable. Case in point would be Raynium, a 2D-side scroller, and while I can understand the motivations and effort needed to come up with an app, calling this game a poor-man’s Contra would be doing Contra a disservice.

The game was most likely made with some kind of game creator software and this kind of stuff doesn’t really need much technical know-how to operate. As a result, Raynium plays and looks really rudimentary and to most people it will be a complete waste of time and money. I couldn’t possibly recommend the game and at most it manages to get 2 out of 5 STARS, one of which is for effort.

Raynium is available at USD 1.99 on the App Store. You can check it out over here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/raynium/id412938944?mt=8. A copy of the game was given to Nine Over Ten 9/10 for review purposes.

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  2. Danny January 22, 2011

    I dont know I actually like this game alot. IMHO I would recommend this rather than some corny mini-games that pass off as games.

  3. Rex101 January 24, 2011

    I played this game and have to disagree. Sure the graphics and animations might be off but gameplay was fun. With better graphics this probaly one of the best games on the marketplace. The reviewer was off on this one. The reviewer didnt even say what exactly was wrong with the game!!

  4. Mr.Harding January 26, 2011

    Well my review is this basically. The graphics where terrible , but if you can look past it the gameplay is very fun.