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GLTRON [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (75%)

23 May

GLtron is a “Tron” lightbike game and is released by Studio 3D.

“A last player riding light cycle game loosely based on the movie Tron.”

For those who remember the light cycle sequences for the Tron movie will immediately know the type of game on offer here.

You are pitted against three computer controlled opponents as you race around the grid, your goal is be the last survivor as you try to block off opponents and dodge their walls.

The game design stays close to the film, there are no power ups on offer here and the only way to defeat the other racers is to block their path with the wall that follows your bike.

Gameplay wise, you are thrown straight into the game as soon as you tap start. There is no training or practice modes. Luckily you start far enough away from the other bikes to give you time to learn the controls before you enter battle.

The artifical intelligence of the computer controlled bikes is set at the right level, with them no overpowering you and they mostly do not make stupid mistakes.

One of the strange issues with the game design is bikes do not travel on the grid line, but away from them. The computer controllled opponents can appear to travel along almost the same line as another biker, a skill that you will find very hard to replicate, giving the computer an advantage.

The controls are done via either a tilt controls or swiping the screen to move left or right. There are some issues with the controls as the tilt is not sensitive enough and the swipe has issues due to the other touch screen controls for changing views and zoom.

The graphics are great look like the Tron film and sound also good.

On the upside:

  • Fun gameplay.
  • Great visuals.

On the downside:

  • Multiplayer would have been nice.
  • Controls just need tweaking to make them better.
  • Lack of difficulty levels does make the gameplay very similar for game to game.

Overall, this is a really enjoyable game. The controls could do with a tweak and I would have liked to have seen something extra added to the gameplay. The game is fun and worth the price tag, especially if you have fond memories of the Tron film.

Rating: 75%

Size: 11.5 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.79 ($0.99)

Link: GLtron – Studio 3D

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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Game - Arcade, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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