Tilt to Live

Filed under: cheapo games — Will @ 10:00 am July 7, 2010

Game: Tilt to Live
Purchased from: The iTunes Store
Price paid: $1.99
Platform: iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch

Tilt to Live is a game that reminds me a whole lot of I MAED A GAM3 WITH ZOMBIES IN 1T!!!1. Like Zombies, it stars you in the middle of a field of things that aren’t you and that are trying to end your game. Unlike Zombies, though, your main weapon is your maneuverability. You have to tilt and turn your iPhone (or other iDevice) to slide your little arrow-guy around the playfield and avoid the Red Dots that spawn everwhere. The goal? Collect the Weapon Orbs, destroy as many of the Dots as possible, amass points, and repeat. It’s really that simple.

The draw to this game is its simplicity: it’s you against an unending army of dots, and its length: a full game takes me anywhere from 30 seconds to a couple of minutes. Meaning that you have time to play this pretty much any time you have a couple minutes to burn.

The downside? The only one that I can think of is the weapon selection. You get several ways to inflict Mass Doom(tm) on the Dots, but for some reason this game likes to give me the most boring powerup of all, the Nuke, more frequently than anything else, sometimes six or seven times in a row. That makes for a few boring matches, but the rest of the time, when they’re more random… Whoa-ho! Fun times!