Test your urban warfare survival skills against an advanced and realistic artificial intelligence (AI) or with up to 4 online players in the new iPhone and iPad shooter Games app — Trigger Fist. You’ll live the intensity of battle in this realistic face-to-face shooter game featuring 4 game modes, 6 war zone environments, and up to 4 multiplayer game modes. You can play as 1 of 3 shooters (Rifleman, Scout, or Gunner), each has his own trademark weapon and each gains experience points individually as well as globally. The war zone environments range from a cityscape with outdoor restaurants and fountains (having a Baghdad-like residential/neighborhood feel) to underground military facilities — and more.
You will weave and move your way through the different war zones playing 4 game modes (Free for all, Team Battle, Sacred Goat, and King of the Hill) with either AI or real online players. The graphics are decent, but the sounds are lacking to me. Other than the bullet sounds and some other innocuous sounds, there is little auditory pleasure in this app, definitely room for improvement. As you play through Trigger Fist, you can earn experience to unlock weapons, or (for all you impatient individuals) you can buy up to the next weapon each for $0.99 — which can get quite costly. Speaking of cost, apparently, I got suckered into the launch sale price of $4.99 on August 7, 2012, when the app first game out. The app went free on August 25, 2012, and as of 09/01/12, it is selling for $0.99 — which is a fair price. The $4.99 price point was way too high and I am guessing that the developers needed some traction so they went free with FAAD and are now priced at a much better point. Still, with all the in app purchases, this app would probably be better as a completely free app. We will watch and see.
While the game has online gameplay, it is default set to Single Player game mode and if you do not notice, it feels like you’re playing others online, at least this is what I thought by the user interface (UI) — and by the way each game starts. You are put into a queue with randomly-leveled players, each with a name and team association — and then it is off to battle. However, once you go for online Matchmaking or Apple Game Center online gameplay, it is rather difficult to find players. Due to this, the game default adds AI opponents and this becomes more Single Player gameplay. The standard at this time for shooter, particularly FPS iOS online gaming is Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation. Another kink in this game is that when you play with others online, it is only 4 — including you. The game has a lot of potential and room for improvement. While Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation is awesome online, this game is much more difficult and will teach you tactics, which you can then take with you to MC 3 online gaming. Trigger Fist is a fun game, but I want more fluid online gaming connectivity as well as an all online game mode where all players are truly “real people” and not the same AI opponents each game. Be sure to watch the Trigger Fist iPad App Video Review for a look at how this iPhone and iPad Games application plays. Check out all of our iPad app reviews. Crazy Mike
Trigger Fist iPad App Download
Title: Trigger Fist
Size: 110 MB
Developer: Lake Effect Applications
Store: iTunes App Store
Trigger Fist iPad App Download
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Trigger Fist iPad App Developer Description
Forged in the minds of battle-hardened gamers, Trigger Fist delivers precisely what you want in the shooter experience. Fluid controls coupled with exceptional gameplay.
“Shooters on iOS don’t get more console-like than this.” – SlideToPlay 4/4 “Must Have”
“Stunning Graphics, and strangely addictive gameplay, “Trigger Fist” is ahead of it’s time! – The Indie Developer
“A subtle addition to its control system makes Trigger Fist one of the most playable and entertaining shooters for the iOS. Throw in its fluid multiplayer, and you’ll have no doubt that a new bar has been set for the iOS TPS.” – Indie Game Magazine
Dominate your friends in intense modern day firefights across six unique environments in four multiplayer modes. Scratch your shooter itch on the go with Free-for-All, Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and Sacred Goat — a team based scenario with the objective of carrying a disgruntled goat around the battlefield for the maximum amount of time.
Experience hours of challenging fun as you compete online with other gamers across the globe through Game Center Matchmaking and Online Leaderboards. Unlock numerous new weapons, skins, and perks as you progress through the ranks. Offline? No Problem. Highly sophisticated AI will find cover, camp around objectives, and work with you as you battle for supremacy. Trigger Fist is equally enjoyable online and off.
If you are a fan of the shooter genre, it is time to see how good touch screen shooters can be. With Trigger Fist, everyone who has an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will find something to love.
Universal App: Trigger Fist is ONLY compatible with iPod touch 3rd generation (32GB and 64GB models only), iPod touch 4th generation, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad.
Lake Effect Applications
*Disclosure* The developer may have provided a “promo code” (paid voucher) for this iPad app review. http://www.crazymikesapps.com