Real Steel 3D
Size: 113 MB
Developer: Jump Games Private Ltd
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 & 4S, iPod touch (3rd & 4th Generation) and iPad
Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
Price: $ 4.99
Looking for an action game for your Apple device? Try Jump Games’ Real Steel 3D for some one-on-one robot boxing!
Following on the heels of the movie, this app lets you take control of 2000 pounds of robot to battle your opponents. Choose from three types of game play: Tournament, Free Sparring and Practice. In Tournament mode you work your way through the ranks until you defeat Midas. In the process you unlock all eight unique robots to use in the game.
Free Sparring mode lets you fight opponents of your choice. You can pick the difficulty level, robot to fight against and arena to fight in. The Practice mode gives you space to get used to the controls as you take free shots at an unmoving opponent. The controls are easy to use and conveniently placed on each side of the screen.
I enjoyed playing this game. It’s not just a case of using your robot to punch the other ones, as you need to keep track of your bots temperature. If you don’t, you’ll overheat and leave yourself open to attack while you’re waiting to cool down. I also found that while the easy levels were easy, the opponents weren’t pushovers. I like a game that makes you work for your rewards!
When it comes to rewards, this app links to the Apple Game Center so you can see who is top of the charts in scores. You’re also given a series of milestones that add to your points such as ‘Win First Fight’, ‘Perform 2 Combos’ and ‘Perform a Rip Off’. So if you’re in it for the score you have goals to work towards.
In the settings you can adjust the sound and music volume as well as choose which size of the screen you want to fight on (left or right). You can also invert the screen which flips the landscape view around, and choose whether or not you want to have the Block Assist on for when you’re playing.
Those of you have become accustomed to top of the range computer graphics might find these graphics a little chunky, but they’re not bad at all considering the device that you’re using it on. The movements of the bots are smooth and the game is responsive. Once you’ve figured out the combinations, you can have your robot pulling some great tricks against his opponent!
At $4.99 I wasn’t sure what to expect. At that price you’re either going to wowed or disappointed. I have to admit, if it weren’t for the game’s association with the film I think it would be going at a cheaper price. It’s great fun but a little limited in what you can do.