iPhone 4 Only – Eliminate:Gun Range

When the iPhone 4 was announced, one of the “big” adds was an internal gyroscope. This made some game developers giddy, while I just sighed and wondered what lame game was going to use it to their advantage. I was talking to a friend of mine about the iPhone yesterday, and he introduced me to the first game he knew of that used the gyroscope well: Eliminate: Gun Range [iTunes Link]. Guess what? It’s pretty cool.

The premise is that you have a gun, and you go to a gun range to shoot a few rounds into some targets that appear to be made of clay. At first, it’s a little tricky to control the phone, because you have to get used to the sensitivity of the iPhone’s gyroscope. But after a little bit of time, I found that it was pretty easy to swing around the screen. Occasionally, I found myself hitting the “center G-scope” button on the bottom of the screen, otherwise I was twisting myself in circles to center the gun.

As the game progresses, the levels get harder and you can get more guns. You have a limited amount of ammo, but the first level starts with a machine gun, so you have some leeway. This game gets addictive quickly, and I soon found myself playing for an inordinate amount of time.

For only 99 cents, it’s worth the cash. Fun app with a lot of re playability, making it good for me, and maybe you too.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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