You’ll need your ship, your blaster and a wacky robot companion to survive the excitement of No Way Home, a role-playing game for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV that just debuted on Apple’s gaming service.
It features hand-drawn artwork and a story that spans a huge universe.
No Way Home isn’t a serious as the name implies
The name makes this sound like a grimdark quest, possibly soaked in blood. But No Way Home is far, far more lighthearted than that.
SMG Studios, the developer, says “Stranded in a strange galaxy, you must fight for survival using only your wits, your ship, and your party-planning robot companion. Explore the universe, befriend bizarre aliens, and blast through hordes of monsters as you endeavor to find a way home.”
No Way Home promises to dial up many of the standard RPG elements, including 50+ weapons, dozens of unique types of enemies, and epic boss battles. Plus, there are missions to go on, as well as Daily Challenges.
Not only does this single-player action title support external controllers like the Rotor Riot Wired Game Controller, SMG Studios recommends they be used. And headphones too.
It was announced on Twitter:
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a way home through a strange galaxy filled with alien allies and dangerous monsters.
— Apple Arcade (@AppleArcade) January 10, 2020
An Apple Arcade exclusive
No Way Home launched today on the App Store, but the only way to play is with a subscription to Apple Arcade. While this comes with a $4.99 a month fee, it also brings access to over 100 other games, all of which can be played on a variety of Apple devices.
And additional games debut regularly — usually on Fridays. The most recent additions are Doomsday Vault and Lego Builder’s Journey. There’s never any worries about in-app purchases and ads in these, as both are banned from Apple’s gaming service.