Tilt to Live HD In Review – Anxiously Exciting Accelerometer Amusement!

Tilt to Live is one of the latest games that has seen much success on the iPhone/iPod touch and now made the move onto the iPad as a separate HD version. Much like my latest review of Angry Birds HD, Tilt To Live HD is essentially the same as its iPhone and iPod Touch predecessor. Keeping that in mind, read on to see how this addictive game plays out on the iPad.

Tilt To Live HD has several styles of game modes available. The main “Classic” style of play has you taking control of an arrow and the goal is to destroy (and avoid) as many red dots on the screen as you can without letting them come in contact with you, all the while using power ups and special weapons along the way. Other modes will have you collecting items or destroying enemies more methodically. With this being a “pick up and play” title, the 4 game modes offer a perfect balance of variety and give plenty of reason for players to come back for more tiltin’ action.

The controls are just as you’d expect with a title called “Tilt to Live”. You simply tilt the device in the corresponding direction to move the arrow on the screen. Since this game heavily relies on the accelerometer, there are 3 predefined calibrations for various playing positions (Regular, Top-Down or Sleepy), as well as a custom one. The weapons found in Tilt To Live is one of the reasons why the game is so much fun. Some stay attached to you once it’s picked up and offer a melee style attack, while others will act as heat seeking missiles or an exploding bomb. My personal favorite is the black hole style weapon that once activated, will suck in everything and anything in the vicinity.

Unlike Tilt to Live on the iPhone ($2.99), the iPad version comes in the form of a freemium release. This means that the game is free to download and comes with 1 game mode – Classic. If you wish to unlock the other 3 game modes and all the weapons, you can do so as an in-app purchase for $3.99. In terms of extras, there are also online leadboards, friend lists and 43 different award challenges to complete thanks to AGON Online.

Visually Tilt To Live HD is an easy win. The graphics from the original looked great on the iPhone, and now with the higher resolution and largers screen area, the developers were able to enhance the visuals even more and take full use of the devices’ abilites. Complimenting the sweet graphics are the fantastic sound effects and catchy soundtrack that truly makes the game that much more fun.

Just like its predecessor, Tilt To Live HD is one highly addictive game. It’s fun, easy to pick-up-and-play and looks and sounds fantastic. For those of you who’ve already played the iPhone version, just don’t expect an entirely new experience; they are essentially the same game after all. That said, it’s certainly nice that you can download the game for free and decide later on if you want to drop $3.99 for all the game modes and weapons. Even with just the Classic mode, there’s still hours of fun to be had. When you add it all up, this is an easy recommendation for casual and hardcore gamers alike.

App Summary
Title: Tilt to Live HD Developer: One Man Left
Reviewed Ver: 1.1 Min OS Req:
Price: Free App Size: 16.13MB
  • Addictive gamestyle
  • Amazing graphics
  • Social Integration (challenges, leaderboards, etc)
  • Try before you buy (download and play one of the gamemodes free)
  • Same as original iPhone/iPT title
  • Yet another social netwok


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