Co-op space shooter Star Battalion now available for iPhone
Game Center leveraged for online multiplayer
Space shooter Star Battalion has been released for iPhone and iPod touch.
The colourful graphics and high-flying action are worth noting, but it's the local and online cooperative multiplayer that should have you doing a double-take.
Gameloft's aerial action game is a rarity among iPhone titles in this regard, allowing you to link up wireless with a buddy for co-op locally (wi-fi or Bluetooth) or online via Game Center.
You're given a choice of four different aircraft, each with specific weapons suited to a particular tactical style. Considering the variety of enemies and environments, knowing when to utilise each type of craft could be key to success.
If you own an iPhone 4 or fourth-generation iPod touch, you'll benefit from gyroscope support and high-resolution graphics.
Don't fret if you have an older device, as previous Gameloft titles such as Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and Ultimate Spider: Total Mayhem still exude visual pizazz when played on older iPhone and iPod touch handsets.
Star Battalion is now available for iPhone and iPod touch at a price of £3.99/$6.99.