Weave your way through menacing swarms, collect Power Pods and turn the tables on your foes! The space bugs are back and tougher than ever – do you have what it takes to defeat them?
Developed by: Chaotic Box.
Genre: Arcade, Bullet Hell.
Platforms: iOS and tvOS Universal. iOS 9 or higher, tv OS 10 or higher. Reviewed on iPhone 6.
Platform Support: MFi Controllers. Game Center. Native iPhone X display.
Release Date: June 7th, 2018.
All it took for me to get into this game was a read of the blurb above, it had all the right words in all the right places, I mean… who wouldn’t get excited at all the talk of space bugs and menacing swarms?
Straightaway you are set upon by the swarms so you quickly have to get used to the controls, if you are anything like me you will die a lot in this first part but as you get to grips with the controls you will see your score rack up and that’s where the game gets you, it’s a classic “one more game” game and will soon take up your time and yes, I am yet to put it down.
The game gets more intense as you defeat more swarms and as your screen becomes more and more congested and more difficult for you to get to the power orbs needed for you to kill the aliens.
It’s definitely got the balance of gameplay right, you can either play a quick game on the bus or spend hours trying to beat your last score as you lay in the summer sun, either way for me, Chaotic Box has hit the nail bang on the head. Although there is no option of multiplayer, it still can become a tournament of score beating amongst your family or friends… it’s already gripped our family.
Graphics and Sound
The graphics of this game are mind blowing; the colors explode onto your screen and your eyes constantly flick from one side to the other throughout the game. Silverfish DX reminds me of some of the arcade games I have played on consoles, it has a sort of Geometry Wars feel to it and certainly wouldn’t look out of place on any console. The music is awesome and well written to compliment the game a job well done by Frank Condello. The battle sounds sound great coming from the speaker of the iPhone and truly immersive when using headphones.
To summarise my thoughts on this game, well if you’ve read above I think you can kind of guess I love it, it does everything a mobile game should, it gives you the choice of a quick pick up and put down game (if you have the willpower alas I don’t) or you can have marathon score fests to beat that elusive high score!
Value for Money
Silverfish DX is currently priced at £2.99 (UK Apple App Store price) so to have that much game out of the price of a pint (or half depending on what part of the UK you drink!) I most definitely believe it is value for money, even if you find this type of game not really your thing, give it a go since you might surprise yourself.