The lights are on
Who you going to call? Not your friends or family, because your phone is going to be tied up zapping ghosts in Beeline Interactive's Ghostbusters game. You can download it right now on iPhone and iPad for free.
I have a little over an hour invested into this game, and I'm having a grand ol' time with it. The screenshot above illustrates how most of the game works. All three of the characters can be moved individually by tapping them and drawing a line to the desired location. Attacking is handled the same way. Draw a line to an enemy and your character will blast away. Michelle Ying (the blue-haired girl) is using a traditional proton pack, which gives her a bit more range. Michael Prince is wielding a level 2 Slime Blower, a potent close-range damage-dealer. Tara Fitzpatrick's proton pack works in similarly to Michelle's, but it's equipped with a M.E.D. upgrade used for healing. Draw a line to an injured party member and she'll instantly switch from attacking to healing. This is the line-up I'm rocking right now. A fourth teammate – or replacement teammates – can be purchased back at the firehouse headquarters.
Here, you'll find all sorts of things to research, upgrade, and purchase. I'm currently waiting for my heavy armor research to conclude. This particular item takes 30 minutes to develop. However, obtainable power cores can be exchanged to immediately complete the project. I ran out of power cores quickly. More can be purchased with real cash, though you can get more in battles. To add another 50 power cores, you'll have to spend $4.99. They even have an option to purchase 2,000 cores for $99.99. Yikes.
And that isn't the only purchasable currency in the game. To research and buy items, your Ghostbusters will need cash of their own. They can go earn it by sucking up ghosts, or you can use real cash to purchase additional funds for your team. Adding $25,000 in-game bucks costs $4.99. You can also become an instant millionaire for $99.99. Yikes again.
The freemium aspect sounds ridiculous, but it really hasn't affected my game at this point. I have plenty of missions to complete and the difficulty hasn't reached a point where I feel I can only win battles with upgrades.
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I'll check this out
Besides the lame non-Ghostbusters characters, looks visually good. I like the The Real Ghostbusters animated series look they gave it. There's ol' Janine Melnitz. At least she's a carry over.
Looks fun to me! No IOS in my house though. Google is gonna have to come up with a knock off sooner or later I'm sure :P I can't tell you how many versions of Temple Run there were before it came to Android.
I wish this was on Android.
Just as long as it's better than Ghostbusters 2, I'll play it.
Thanks for the heads up Reiner, downloading on my iPad now
Lol why the hell do mobile games have options to buy in game currency for something like a hundred bucks? Like I mean seriously? Who the hell would buy that!
The gameplay describes sounds a lot like one called BattleHeart. The only difference is the setting so you should give it a try if you like this.
Welcome to the future, where even paid $60 games have these micro transactions shoved in them. Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, and a ton more down the line. Considering Activision, Ubisoft and a ton of other companies have said they are looking into ways of incorporating micro transactions into paid games.
When the new console roll around, prepare yourselves. Games will no longer be designed around having fun, but instead around creating new revenue streams for the company by gating content, or artificial difficulty spikes. They've done it before, and they will continue.
Remember, these are the same companies who swore they wouldn't take advantage of us with the use of Downloadable Content. These are the same companies that swore Online Passes were to pay for server costs, and then admitted they lies and started gating single player content. These are the same companies that have priced digital versions of retail game upwards of twice as much as the actual game at an actual store.
They have shown time and time and time and time again that they don't care. Prepare to pay a hell of a lot more, for the same games.
Looks interesting. Might give this a try after I see more of it in action.
ooh~ might try this out!
I don't know if this game can keep my interest too much dialogue kind of sketchy controls. I'll give it another day or two before deciding to keep it.
Neat. Sounds a lot like Middle Manager of Justice, which was an awesome game.
Freemium games suck
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Looks great! I've been looking for new mobile games to play now that I've finished Middle Manager of Justice, Rayman Jungle Run, and Infinity Blade 2.