Unstoppable Gorg (on Sale until Sunday) – iPad Game Review

Unstoppable Gorg mixes b-movie sci-fi with castle defense gaming for a unique and challenging game that breaks the mold of this genre. Plan your defensive route carefully because you don’t have many options and the alien army is vast.

The game starts with a fantastic b-movie style newsreel, complete with model UFOs and overacting aliens. The whole vibe is very Ed Wood inspired and creatively presented. It is as though the developers just wanted an excuse to make a sci-fi movie.

The cinema clips are not the only things that make this game amazing, although they are the best part. The game itself is more challenging than any castle defense game I’ve played before. Instead of funds replenishing quickly, the money source builds slowly, making it harder to place defensive stations fast enough to protect the space base. On top of that, there are a very limited number of places that weapons and such can be located. If you put down too many missile launchers, there won’t be anywhere to put more solar generators. It takes a lot of planning to keep the base from being destroyed.

If you feel that you’ve covered the weak areas surrounding the space base, you can speed up the action by hitting the fast forward button at the top-right side of the screen.

There are three different modes of gameplay. The story mode is where you will experience all of the wonderful film clips. Challenge mode takes an already difficult game and makes it even harder by taking away the little help you get. For example, the first level in Challenge mode gives less starting money and lower health. Arcade mode is an endless survival game where you must fend off waves of alien attacks for as long as possible. The game ends when the space base is destroyed.

This is an amazing game that is beautifully laid out. The unique presentation of plot material makes it a must-have for sci-fi fans. There is also a “lite” version that just came out, which includes the first four Story chapters, four Challenge levels and the endless Arcade mode.

What I liked: The beautiful graphics, the clever homage to b-movie science fiction and the overall look of the game.

What I didn’t like: The levels are almost too hard. It is great to be challenged, but it teeters on the edge of impossible. It doesn’t stop me from trying again until I win. The $4.99 price tag is a bit steep, but this game is worth every penny.

To buy or not to buy: Absolutely. It is original and fun. The unique way that the movie clips tie into the rest of the game adds to your overall enjoyment. It is currently on sale for only $1.99 until Sunday, March 4, giving you all the more reason to buy.

  • App Name: Unstoppable Gorg
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0.4.19
  • Category: Games
  • Developer: Futuremark Games Studio
  • Price: regularly priced at $4.99, on sale for $1.99
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