The Last Rocket review (iOS/Universal)January 2, 2012
♫ “I’ll see you up there if you get the inclination”
10 word description: Guide ‘Flip’ through 64 rooms. 8-bit graphics. Chiptunes. Game Center.
10 word review: Retro classic look and feel, in an original iOS game!
You will like this if you enjoy: The look and feel of retro games in a challenging and entertaining action/puzzle game.
The good news: 8-bit style is done really well and completely suits the gameplay. Puzzles are excellent. It’s so good, you get fake deja-vu because you feel like you must have played a game this good at some point in the past, but you haven’t.
The bad news: Not a lot. 8-bit haters obviously won’t like it, but what do they know?
Arcadelife verdict: I had to check to convince myself that this wasn’t a genuinely old game that had been ported to iOS devices. It looks, sounds and feels like something from the golden age of 8-bit gaming. I’m enjoying it a lot and it’s an easy recommendation if you, like me, have somehow missed it so far. Great relative touch & swipe controls add to the experience.
Visuals – 8/10
Audio – 8.5/10
Controls – 9/10
Content – 8/10
Fun – 9/10
Final rating – 85/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.1
Last Rocket website link