eBoo ($0.99) by DeepLineDEV is an arcade platformer game with beautiful Retina Display graphics for your iPhone.
Could you imagine living your life the way you normally do every day, only to suddenly be admitted into the Army because you and your friend accidentally end up at a recruitment office? No questions asked – you’re now a soldier.
Now it’s your task to navigate five worlds with 10 levels each. In each world, you will be tasked with missions that range from transportation to delivery to battle. There are distinct characters that you will come across on your journey.
To control your ship, you must propel your ship upwards to hover and fly. There are two buttons to make your ship go left and right. You have to press these buttons quickly and precisely. If you don’t, you’ll start hitting your surroundings and other dangers. This ship is not indestructible, so watch out! Otherwise, your ship will take too much damage and explode.
As you fly and steer your ship, you burn fuel. Once you run out of fuel, your ship will fall, and it’s game over. Sometimes there will be additional fuel that you can collect in a level, but these are sparse, so you can’t waste these.
There are also two stars on each level. Collecting these stars will give you a bonus points to your score on the level, so it’s best to try and get all of them!
eBoo combines arcade, logic, and adventure all into one package. The physics involved are realistic and adds a serious challenge to the game.
Game center is integrated for high scores and achievements. There are a total of 21 achievements to get in the game, so there is a lot of reason to keep playing the game.
The game is definitely a challenge with the current control scheme. I struggled even within the first planet, as it definitely takes some getting used to. But this isn’t a bad thing – challenging games can be hard to come by nowadays.
The only thing I kind of wish was in the game was another option for controls. Perhaps something like tilting your device to move your character would have worked in this game. I found the current button combination to make the game difficult, but I suppose that’s part of the fun.
If you like challenging arcade games with gorgeous graphics, developed plot, advanced physics, and Game Center support, then you’ll get a kick out of eBoo Space Adventures.
It only seems easy, but playing it is a completely different trial. Are you up for it?