Real-time strategy games have had an extremely bumpy ride on the iPhone and iPod Touch. To date, not one developer has been able to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that comfortable play is even possible for an RTS game on the iPhone. The closest one was probably COMMAND & CONQUER™ RED ALERT™ (TMA Review), which, unfortunately, still left a lot to desire in the interface department. And recently a new contender stepped on the arena – Land Air Sea Warfare. Can it succeed where many others have failed?
Blue Defense and Blue Attack! have already earned their rightful place in the iPhone games Hall of Fame. Having been brought to the platform by a small dev team which featured original graphics style and excellent gameplay, they have quickly found their fans and have even seen their games shoot up the best-seller charts. And now Cat in a Box Games have released a sequel/prequel to their earlier titles, one that allows us to look at the conflict from the other side – and in the form of an RTS no less!
Quantum Collapse is humbly dubbed by its creator, “the best RTS game for Iphone”, and it may well be, depending on how well-done you like your war games. Rather than the mystical RTS championed by Warcraft and others of its ilk, Quantum Collapse is characterised by hard machined lines: guns, missiles and explosions which were pioneered in the genre’s most prolific forefather of them all: Dune II, and its clone, Command and Conquer. Owing more to Grand-dad, Quantum Collapse faces you, the Administrator, with the challenge of saving humanity from the fearsome alien race, the Haha.
Unlike the Tower Defense genre, iDevice gamers have yet to be bombarded with RTS (Real Time Strategy) titles. Perhaps the most notable thus far are ‘Warfare Incorporated‘ – the first real RTS to hit the App Store, ‘Rise of Lost Empires‘ – Gameloft’s answer to a mobile Warcraft and ‘Ancient Tribes‘ – CDE’s sleeper hit that is suprisingly fun with deep gameplay. Now, you can add Javier Davalos’ Quantum Collapse to the mix of quality RTSes for your iPhone/Touch.
Quantum Collapse : The definitive Real Time Strategy game for the iPhone and iPod touch has arrived!
A TRUE RTS GAME FOR THE IDEVICE: Quantum Collapse is UNQUESTIONABLY the best RTS for the platform, providing hours and hours of unmatched gaming. The richly varied missions provide a unique encounter and environment for each level. Epic Battles, Hero missions, super weapons, units with unique powerups are just some of the detail you’ll find in Quantum Collapse.
Quantum Collapse does indeed look very promising and could very well be what RTS fans have been waiting for. Not only is the game on sale for the introductory price of $3.99, but Javier says that skirmish modes and multiplayer will make there way into future updates. TouchMyApps will be working on our review of Quantum Collapse shortly, so be sure to check back right here. In the meantime, whet your appetite with some impressive footage of Q.C in action while all hell breaks loose. Hells Yeah.