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Review of Action Game 'Rage: Mutant Blast TV!' for the Apple iPhone and iPod

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Review of Action Game 'Rage: Mutant Blast TV!' for the Apple iPhone and iPod

'Rage: Mutant Blast TV!' is a precursor to the post-apocalyptic console game.

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The Bottom Line

Despite being repetitive, Rage: Mutant Blast TV! is a gorgeous, worthwhile first-person shooter.

Pros

  • Incredible visuals
  • Easy to play
  • Nice atmosphere
  • Great precursor to the Rage console game

Cons

  • Only works on the iPhone 4 and the newest iPod (2010)
  • Limited controls
  • Visuals are too dark in some instances
  • Gets repetitive

Description

  • A precursor to the highly-anticipated Rage console game
  • Survive a maze filled with killer mutants
  • Tilt the screen to aim
  • Find weapons and other bonuses

Guide Review - Review of Action Game 'Rage: Mutant Blast TV!' for the Apple iPhone and iPod

Rage: Mutant Blast TV! is a prequel to the much-hyped first-person shooter from id Software and, as a mobile game, it is best viewed as an appetizer instead of a full course. Taking an old-school Running Man premise, you're thrown into a kill-or-be-killed game show, a circus-like sideshow against post-apocalypse mutants. The first noticeable thing in the shooter are the crisp graphics: It comes in a SD (standard definition) and a more expensive HD (high definition) mode, which shows how serious the visuals hit - in fact, it only works on the latest iPhone and iPod. The HD is worth the extra buck, with dissolving bodies, bloody walls, and deformed enemies practically creating a stench. The game itself is straight rail shooter, not unlike Doom Resurrection. The focus is on tilting to aim and switching through the handful of weapons, but it does limit your ability to explore the vast levels. There are some genuine scares to be found here and a ton of atmosphere. The cheap price and groundbreaking graphics make it worth a spin, though it is more apt to get you excited for the real Rage coming next fall than to satisfy you on its on.

Publisher: Bethesda

Genre: Action

Release Date: November 2010

Reviewed On: iPod

Available For: iPhone/iPod

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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