Developer: Chillingo Ltd
Price: $2.99 Download on the App Store
New game iDracula - Undead Awakening is an addicting foray into the world of action gaming for the iPhone/iPod touch. You will likely lose hours to blasting werewolves and Dracula himself with a combination of weapons that will barely keep you from falling to your predators.
The premise of iDracula - Undead Awakening is to control your character as he faces an onslaught of evil creatures. The goal? Stay alive as long as possible while using a pistol, rifle, crossbow, or other weapons to fend off the rush of creatures.
There are two modes of play in iDracula — Survival and Rush. In Survival you start out with a pistol and can work your way up to higher weapons. The pace of enemies is fairly manageable. In Rush, however, you begin with a Rambo-esque machine gun. But it's for good reason since an onslaught of werewolves attack you without mercy. It's a great challenge, but don't expect to stay alive for long. In either mode, moving up the the ranks of evil-killing lore requires earning omens. You do this by killing Dracula and grabbing the pentagram icon that appears on screen.
One of the things that is so great about iDracula - Undead Awakening is how well the controls are designed on the touchscreen. Too many games misuse the accelerometer or create an on-screen control that is not not responsive. Not so with iDracula. There are two wheels on-screen, each on the lower corner that makes it easy to control with your thumbs. You scroll the wheel to move the character around the screen; do the same with the right-thumb controls to aim and fire the weapons. The only drawback is that sometimes when the character is in the lower portion of the screen your thumbs might cover it up. An update to ensure the game play does not move too low into the control area would make this game flawless.
The upgradeable weapon feature is also quite nice. Weapons can be found throughout the game once you blow away one of the enemies. Along with weapons there are items that re-fill your life and a whole variety of perks. Their options range from granting you a new weapon, a faster reload, quicker running abilities,
The bottom line — get iDracula. It is also on sale right now for $0.99 (usually $2.99) which makes it a complete steal.
Watch the video trailer for iDracula - Undead Awakening below or see what's coming in iDracula 2.