Think of all the cliche alien movies you have seen this year. About 100% of them have huge Michael Bay- esque explosions and awesome futuristic weapons. Alpha Balls also has to do with an alien invasion but fortunately does away with all the over used explosions so common in main stream media.
When you first start up the game you are brought to a menu screen where you have a few different options. You can check out the gamecenter leaderboards and see how your friends are doing, go through the tutorial, and finally start a game. There is only one game mode; Survival, and it is score based. You can try to compete for a high score by playing survival for a long time or just play it for fun.
The main enemy in the game is an alien spacecraft that is trying to destroy the earth. They’re not using heavy arms or swarms of enemies but are hedging the success of their mission on throwing large balls at our planet and hoping we are obliterated. But dammit were AMERICA we don’t stand for shenanigans like that! Our awesome and high tech solution is to shoot balls back at their balls so that they are pushed away from our planet, hopefully hitting our annoying neighbors. The ball shooting device is similar to a tennis serving machine and machine-gun fires the balls right back at them. In order to shoot you drag your finger on the lower part of the screen in the direction you want to fire. Keep in mind you have a limited amount of ammo that replenishes slowly so you really have to be strategic in where and what you shoot of. Unfortunately that means you cant have extreme firing rampages like in Rambo but that would just make the game too unbalanced. If you tap the screen with 2 fingers a charged shot is released that has more impact power than the regular shots. Using this ability decreases the shot meter by 5 shots which you could have used defending your base. You start off with a shield but that diminishes when it gets hits more than once which leaves no room for error. The game gets really intense later on in survival mode and will have you hooked trying to save your base.
Overall this is a great physics based shooting game but is a little lacking on content. More enemy types besides the 2 currently in the game would make the game more strategic as well. I give it a 4/5 stars.
Releasing Sept. 1st
Devs: Appsolute Entertainment
Note: Pictures will be added once the game is released along with the unreleased video.