Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bust Ghosts With These Two Ghostbusters Games For iOS

I'm gonna have to start a new series of posts called "Why I should've saved up for an iPad." Ghostbusters is one of my favorite films of the '80s and the first I really remember truly adoring as a kid. I now mainly enjoy games based on my favorite properties and when I found there are two games based on Ghostbusters, I was really excited.

The first is simply called Ghostbusters and is produced by Beeline Interactive who also gave us Smurfs' Village. The RPG game features the ability to take calls as your favorite Ghostbusters characters (or one you can build from the ground up) all over New York City. Earn money and upgrade your equipment for the next busting gig. Here is the official description and a gameplay trailer to entice you even more...
It’s Slime Time! There’s something strange in the neighborhood, and New York City has called YOU to get the ghosts out of The Big Apple. Build your own team of Ghostbusters from the ground up as you bust troublemaking spooks throughout the city. Form your own franchise in a local firehouse and answer ghostbusting calls, research and upgrade your equipment and conduct experiments to unlock better gear and tactics. Lead your elite squad of Ghostbusters through floor after floor of a haunted tower, where a malevolent evil deity has taken over, threatening to release negative psycho-kinetic energy into the streets of New York. Conquer each floor by battling the floor boss and capturing any resident ghosts. Then take down Stay Puft, The Destructor to earn special rewards, including Power Cores and rare equipment. Spooks ‘n’ spirits best beware…it’s time to bust some ghostly behind! 
- Earn money and slime by capturing and collecting ghosts throughout New York City
- Climb the tower, floor by floor, by breaching slime barriers and battling floor bosses
- Conduct research to upgrade your equipment so you can bust even bigger, badder, ghosts
- Hire new Ghostbusters, and run experiments to improve and expand your franchise
- Experiment on ghosts in your containment unit to discover the secrets to beating them and to unlock new upgrades
- Explore even more of the city by purchasing permits, completing ghost busting missions, or by spending Power Cores
- It’s time to send these spooks back where they came from…or to their nearest convenient parallel dimension!

If you need another reason to check it out, the game is free to play with in-app purchasing available to advance in the game quicker. It's been endorsed by CNET, Gamezebo, and Modojo and currently holds a 4.5 star rating overall in the iTunes store. Click this link to check out Ghostbusters now in iTunes!

Our second game is called Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast and created by XMG Studios. This game features busting in your own neighborhood with augmented reality as your stage. Find ghosts using an interactive map based on your location and then use your proton pack to snag your paranormal friend seemingly in your own house! This game will cost you a little bit of cash to the tune of $1.99 and also has in-app purchases and ads (ads in a game you pay for?) Here are some official features from the iTunes store description and demo video: * REAL-WORLD GHOST BUSTING: Blast and then steer ghosts into a virtual ghost trap for containment and collection in a strikingly immersive augmented reality battle. Just like a real Rookie! * LOCATION-BASED GHOST HUNTING: Take charge and help rid the world of evil spirits in your city! *STUNNING 3D RETINA DISPLAY GRAPHICS: Face well-known foes in high-res 3D, including Slimer and the Spectral Librarian, plus 14 new and unique ghosts to hunt and collect. * FUN FILLED ACTION ARCADE, GAME CENTRE INTEGRATION: Answer the calls and bust your way through 20+ missions to achieve ultimate godly status! Your city will reward you with petty cash for every ghost busted to upgrade your Proton Pack, Neutrona Wand, Flight Suit, and Ghost Trap.

Click the following link to check out Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast now in iTunes! The game current holds a 4.5 star rating overall.

As mentioned earlier, I use Android so I haven't had the opportunity to official review these games. I would appreciate any feedback from iOS people in the comments!