Chromanoids (iPhone) Game Review: Cool Missile Command Gameplay

Missile Command is a rather dour game to be remade lock, stock and barrel for the iPhone. However, if someone were to put in a novel twist to the gameplay, it can turn the game on its head and become interesting instead. Hothead Games’ Chromanoids is a Missile Command remake that does exactly that, and I must say, barring a few missives, this game is rather awesome.

The game’s backstory involves aliens attacking earth in colourful ships, and players will have to fire missiles of different colours to destroy the alien invaders of the same colour. The game throws out different types of ships, some slow moving, some fast and some even come with shields of different colours that need to be destroyed first.

These ships come in swarms and in order to fend them off, players can use special power-ups such as Nukes and Instaskill Blitz Bombs to take them out. Chromanoids has five different game modes to challenge players and trust me, it gets pretty crazy out there taking down those multi coloured UFOs.

Now, remember I said something about missives. Chromanoids is a paid app, but at the same time it features in-app purchases for “credits”. These “credits” are used to purchase continues when it’s game over in a particular level. The game starts of with several “credits” for the player so that they do not need to buy out right, but this I feel that this entire premise shouldn’t be the case in a paid app. Developers should just do away with such nonsense.

In-app purchases for credits aside, Nine Over Ten 9/10 awards Chromanoids with a 4 over 5 rating on the basis of the gameplay and Chromanoids pretty look-and-feel. The game is currently available on the iTunes App Store for just USD 0.99. Check it out over here:

A review code was provided to Nine Over Ten 9/10 for the purpose of this review.

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