Developer: Paramount Pictures
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Iron Man, the movie, generated close to $600,00 at the box office and on DVD and like the super hero himself, the franchise continues to soar. Robert Downey, Jr. is set to reprise the role in Iron Man 2 in 2010 and in The Avengers in 2011.
Paramount Digital Entertainment continues to bomb pop culture with Iron Man: Aerial Assault, it's latest game, released simultaneously with Saturday Night Fever: Dance, which we reviewed here the other day.
Iron Man: Aerial Assault is a flying shooter game and it reminds me of many games I've played over the years. It plays like a lot them too. Like most flying shooters, the object is to put your missile (or other weapon) sight on the target and blast away. Your weapon fires from a thumb button on the right side. Obviously, you want to dodge the bad guys at the same time.
Iron Man: Aerial Assault has great graphics and game play. It's engaging and hard to put down too. The soundtrack tends to become monotonous after a while, but like nearly every game, you can tone it down.
The iPhone's accelerometer steps up the game's playability and intensity. Right out of the box, the game instructs you to hold your iPhone at your preferred angle and adjust the sensitivity of the aiming sight you'll be using to fire at your enemies as they fly toward you.
I found initially that a low sensitivity setting was good because it was easier to control and put the sight on my targets, but as I became more proficient, I went to progressively more sensitive settings.
If you like flying shooters, take off with this one.