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MacRumors
Dec 19, 2012, 03:08 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/12/NewImage24.pngOur sister site TouchArcade is continuing its new promotion called "Free Play" in which they work with developers to offer highly rated games for free. The latest offering (http://toucharcade.com/2012/12/19/toucharcade-free-play-arc-squadron-available-for-free-for-a-limited-time/) is the arcade-style space combat game Arc Squadron.
Arc Squadron from developer Psyonix (http://www.psyonix.com/) is an arcade-style space combat game built using the Unreal Engine, so it's definitely a visual showpiece title.

Beyond its great looks, though, lies a visceral behind-the-back rail shooter with a heavy influence from the classic Star Fox series. An intuitive touch control scheme translates your taps, drags and swipes into firepower, barrel rolls, and deft ship maneuvers. The controls are what really appeal to me about Arc Squadron, as it feels like you have real hands-on control over your spacecraft, almost like it's an extension of your finger, and it's much more satisfying pulling off cool moves using a scheme like this as opposed to some plain old virtual buttons.c3ewGGFZG4E
Arc Squadron was originally released this past October and received a 5 star rating from TouchArcade. The game is normally $4.99 and has never been free before. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id512808632?mt=8)]

Article Link: Highly Rated iOS Arcade Space Shooter 'Arc Squadron' is Free for Limited Time (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/19/highly-rated-ios-arcade-space-shooter-arc-squadron-is-free-for-limited-time/)



ArtOfWarfare
Dec 19, 2012, 03:18 PM
Bosses?
Rails Like StarFox?
Free?

I couldn't resist; I'm downloading it now.

Honestly, the description hits on a lot of the key selling points I was planning on having for my game... I kind of hope it's not as fun as I think it's going to be with that description (because that'll mean I can compete with it easily...)

Edit: it's definitely fun and challenging and darn are the graphics pretty... I'm not sure if my game can compete...

Pakaku
Dec 19, 2012, 03:31 PM
Cue the Star Fox 64 quotes

notabadname
Dec 19, 2012, 03:39 PM
The heads-up on these free Apps is always appreciated. And this looks like a quality App too, even if it weren't free.

applemotor
Dec 19, 2012, 03:44 PM
Time to upgrade, my 3Gs wont run it. "Front Camera Required" :(

JPChicago
Dec 19, 2012, 04:24 PM
Downloading now. Have no idea what this game is but when it goes free I download them :)

Risco
Dec 19, 2012, 04:40 PM
This is a great game, reminds me of the Sega Mega CD game Silpheed!

Renzatic
Dec 19, 2012, 04:54 PM
This is a great game, reminds me of the Sega Mega CD game Silpheed!

If you wanna get really geeky and obscure, you could say it reminds you of Soul Star.

Risco
Dec 19, 2012, 05:13 PM
If you wanna get really geeky and obscure, you could say it reminds you of Soul Star.

That too ;)

akfgpuppet
Dec 19, 2012, 05:54 PM
Time to upgrade, my 3Gs wont run it. "Front Camera Required" :(

Wonder why you need the front camera. :confused:

haruhiko
Dec 19, 2012, 06:07 PM
Wonder why you need the front camera. :confused:

To determine if you're running iPhone 3GS or lower, iPod touch 3 or lower, or iPad 1 - all of them are with 256MB RAM or lower.

dakwar
Dec 19, 2012, 06:15 PM
Thanks! Looks like a quality game.

Galatian
Dec 19, 2012, 07:07 PM
Great I thought I give it a try then I saw the huge list off In-App purchases. It's yet again a freemium came...am I the only one still comfortable with paying 20+ for a game/program but it turn expect it to be full-featured from the get go?

aristotle
Dec 19, 2012, 07:35 PM
I hate the freemium business model. This appears to be the worst of both worlds. They were charging for it and selling in app "money".

I don't mind in app purchases but they should be limited to DLC content and addons rather than a requirement to progress. I also don't mind it when they offer a "lite" version to try with the option to "upgrade" in app to the full version.

camnchar
Dec 19, 2012, 07:42 PM
Cue the Star Fox 64 quotes

Never give up! Trust your instincts!

SnowLeopard OSX
Dec 19, 2012, 07:47 PM
Downloaded :)

This game plays amazing! Nice find!

Thanks for posting this.

oplix
Dec 19, 2012, 08:15 PM
awesome thanks!

haruhiko
Dec 19, 2012, 08:30 PM
Great I thought I give it a try then I saw the huge list off In-App purchases. It's yet again a freemium came...am I the only one still comfortable with paying 20+ for a game/program but it turn expect it to be full-featured from the get go?

Damn. IAP again? I think I'm going to delete the game right away. Thank you for the update.

iapplelove
Dec 20, 2012, 05:00 AM
Wow I would have been pretty pissed with myself if I paid for this game,cause even free it's pretty awful