Ngmoco makes iPhone/iPod Touch games like Rolando (reviewed elsewhere in this fine bloggeroo) and the topic of this review du jour, Dropship. Billed as "the highly anticipated arcade shooter," Ngmoco modestly describes it thusly:
enemy caverns destroying turrets, tanks & Interceptors as you fight to
Evac your stranded
allies and retrieve ‚Äúthe pod‚Äù. Effect your daring escape with
your cargo in tow dodging
enemy fire, homing missiles with your vector thrust
powered super ship.
The game also boasts "Breakthrough 'touch-anywhere' dual-analog controls [that] deliver 360 degrees of freedom" and — most tellingly — "Stunning Visual effects & retro inspired 3D graphics." Yeah, I thought it looked like the illegitimate offspring of Asteroid and TRON. Then again, with an asking price of US$0.99, what have you got to lose?
[Available from iTunes]