Tilt to Live is one of those high-concept games with a name that says it all. Kind of like Press X to Jason, but not quite as flippant or mocking.
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPhone, iPad
And it was popular, so a sequel was inevitable. And so we have Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous, which came out last week for iOS devices and delivers on its name almost immediately.
It’s kind of hard to explain until you’ve played it, though, and you should definitely play it.
Actually, my editor says it’s kinda my job to explain it, so here’s how it works.
You control a brave little arrow in a tough situation: A bunch of evil red dots want to kill it. You can help the poor little guy out by tilting your device to move him around to pick up powerups which will either destroy enemies or give you a means to fight back.
It’s a very quick game; I had what I thought was an amazing round, and the whole thing took a minute and a half. But if you’re better than I am, the game will just keep going until the besieged arrow finally succumbs to the forces at work against him. And then you can start over. Like, immediately.
You control a brave little arrow in a tough situation: A bunch of evil red dots want to kill it.
I could talk about the different powerups you have this time around like the blobby thing that surrounds your “ship” and lets you scoop up dots for easy disposal, but the only one you need to know about is the one in the image at the top. I’m not saying that swinging around a double-bladed lightsaber is the most fun I’ve had with tilt controls because that’s kinda hyperbolic, but it is a lot of fun, as you can probably imagine.
And if the lightsaber doesn’t do anything for you, the giant, flying lava rocks might. But I don’t have a picture of that.
Or do I?
Game Name: : Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous|
The Good: All the quick, addictive fun of the original, now with lightsabers.
The Bad: Unlocking all powerups requires a lot of grinding.
The Verdict: If you liked the original, it’s a play. If you never played the original, pick them both up.
Buy from: App Store