Warner Bros. has just released a brand new free-to-play game for iOS based on NetherRealms’ Injustice: Gods Among Us fighting game, which is scheduled to hit retail on April 16th. The Injustice game for iOS features tag-team based combat using a card system to set the stats of your roster, and touchscreen controls that actually work well for a fighting game. I’ve downloaded and spent some time with it, so I’d like to briefly review this high quality free (in-app purchases) mobile game.
Like I mentioned the actual fights use intuitive touch controls, which feel more natural than the swipe-only controls found in other mobile fighting games that liberally borrowed the gameplay scheme of Epic’s Infinity Blade franchise. Rather than just swiping back and forth like a mad man, you can tap on the screen to throw quick attacks, while reserving the swipes for heavy attacks. Each successful attack builds up a power meter, which in turn unlocks special 1-button moves that you can execute to devastate your competition.
I played through a few fights, and I must say that for a free game I’m impressed with the total package. I think it provides some of the best pure fighting game mechanics on a touch-controlled platform. The visuals look eye-poppingly beautiful outside of the menu system, which doesn’t scale so well on an iPad with a retina display.
Injustice for iOS does indeed have in-app purchases to help build up your roster of fighters, or to buff their stats, but they’re not necessary for play. The game does employ methods to entice you to pay for in-app items via a recharge timer, but unless you plan on spending hours playing it I don’t think the limit will be that big of a deal.
Supposedly if you play the iOS game you’ll be able to port items to the console version, but it’s isn’t made clear as to what these items may be. If I were a betting man I’d say that the pay-per-play items will probably be the ones that can be carried over to the console game, but I don’t have solid proof that this is the case. I guess I’ll just have to see what happens when I boot up Injustice: Gods Among Us on April 16th.
Considering it’s free I highly suggest downloading the Injustice for iOS app using this link. It’s not like it’s going to cost you anything but a little bandwidth, hard drive space, and some time. I’ve included some screenshots of the game after the break to give you a better idea of what it look like. If you end up downloading the game and playing it please let us know what you think about it by leaving a comment down below. You’ve been liking this Injustice app…
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