Third Person Shooter Fantastic Plastic Squad Launches on iOS

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Pound Sand announced the release of its first game, Fantastic Plastic Squad, on iOS. Published by WG Cells, the mobile publishing arm of, the third-person shooter allows players to collect dozens of 1980s-style action figures and head into battle against Dr. Demonocle and his Legion of Goons.

In Fantastic Plastic Squad, players collect heroes from three factions: the Cyber Squad, HeroBots and Glamazons. Each hero can be leveled up to become stronger over time, and players can customize their heroes with new weapons and accessories.

Users will defeat enemy action figures using one of two in-game control options. The first control option sees players manually move their hero around the environment and tap on buttons to do things like evade attacks or reload their weapon, as examples. Gamers automatically fire their weapon at enemies by aiming at them.

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The other control option sees the game take over the controls, including moving, aiming and shooting at enemies. With this mode active, users still have the ability to manually melee attack, evade, and so on.

In addition, Pound Sand has partnered with peripheral company SteelSeries to include support for the SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller in the game.

Users can replay missions to complete additional objectives and earn bonus prizes, like materials for leveling up their soldiers or currency for purchasing new action figures, as examples.

In addition to the game’s single-player campaign mode, users can compete in the team deathmatch multiplayer matches, as well as special player-vs-player events.

In a statement, Greg Goodrich, CEO of Pound Sand, commented:

Fantastic Plastic Squad delivers all of the speed and combat console players have come to expect from games like Call of Duty, but played out with over-the-top characters from your favorite 80s-style action figures. With Fantastic Plastic Squad, we’ve pushed the boundaries of what players expect from games and graphics, and our partnership with SteelSeries Nimbus will also give players classic gameplay controls.

Fantastic Plastic Squad is now available to download for free on the iTunes App Store. The game is also available on the new Apple TV, and it will come to Android and “additional platforms” in the future.

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Shooty Skies Endless Arcade Shooter Launches on iOS

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Mighty Games, comprised of Hipster Whale’s Matt Hall and Andy Sum (the creators of Crossy Road), and entertainment industry veterans Ben Britten and Matt Ditton, has launched Shooty Skies on iOS. The endless shooting and flying game challenges players to drag their finger around the screen to shoot at oncoming enemies, collect coins and earn points.

In each game of Shooty Skies, players drag their finger or thumb around the screen to control the movement of their character, which automatically shoots at oncoming enemies. By lifting their finger from the screen, the character charges a more powerful shot, which can be fired by touching the screen. Gamers fly toward the top of the screen, and will continue until they are hit by an enemy or projectile. If players survive long enough, they’ll eventually encounter boss fights, which separate ‘levels,’ or blocks of gameplay within each game.

Players can collect coins as they fly, as well as power-ups which may unlock a wider shot radius or a helper character which also fires at enemies, as examples. Upon their first death in each run, players can spend coins or watch a video ad to revive their character, or choose to start from the beginning.

As players progress in each game, they earn points which allow them to earn mystery boxes containing various amounts of coins. In turn, these coins can be spent in a claw machine to unlock new playable characters. Players can purchase many individual characters instantly for $ 0.99 each, while Sir Oinks-a-Lot, a mechanical pig, is available for $ 4.99, and permanently doubles the coins players collect going forward. Some characters aren’t available via in-app purchase, and must instead be unlocked by completing other tasks.

Shooty Skies is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.

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