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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

KMGR of iShoot

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iShoot is basically a slightly more professionally done version of Scorched Earth / Artillery for the mobile. Play with up to 3 other humans (hot-seat) or AI (total of 4 tanks) and shoot at each other with other weapons. Start with 15000 and buy various weapons to shoot at each other with. Go through 5 (or more) rounds and see if you can win the "tournament". Use winning to buy more/stronger weapons. There really isn't anything special about this game to really recommend it. It is well polished, but nothing else.

iShoot is basically artillery, with 4 tanks shooting at each other. Up/down chooses the weapon, and left/right adjust the firing angle. Hold down enter to adjust the power meter, release at the right moment to launch the shot. Different weapons act differently... one super shot, mutliple smaller shots of different powers, even seeking shots, roller shots, shot that bury your opponent (temporarily take him out of the game), dig shot (dig yourself out of the "burial"), and so on.

Other than the idea of "creating" some terrain, there really isn't much new in this game, though it IS well polished. Terrain have a slight bit of physics to it. If you blow a deep hole, the edges will "collapse" so you don't end up with overhangs. The four tanks have a bit of personality, and gets a few works in. "Star Tank" talks like a Trekker. "Darth Tank" talks like a Warsie. If you get a good kill in they have clever comebacks.

However, this game doesn't have the "quirky personality" of the Worms series (reviewed earlier), nor does it have the "story" elements of PocketTanks (reviewed earlier). You play through a series of 5 (or more) fights as a tournament, and see if you score the most kills and such to "win" the tournament. You can turn up the difficulty from easy to medium to hard, if you really need a challenge, or play against your friends (hotseat pass-the-phone), and that's it.

Music is pretty forgettable, and sound is negligible. Grpahics is clear for such small tanks, and background is more on the realistic side, but again, nothing really special.

All in all, iShoot is an also-ran, and nothing really to reocmmend it over its competitors.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: your normal artillery / Scorched Earth gameplay
Cons: your normal artillery / Scorched Earth gameplay (and nothing else)
Verdict: yet another artillery / Scorched Earth

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