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  • Summary: "Entirely unique, without peer on the app store!" - NoDpad
    "Original, intense, addictive, and most of all, fun!" - 148apps
    Intense planetary defense arcade action! The Blue planet is in peril - take the fight into your own hands, and blast the evil Red and Green enemies
    "Entirely unique, without peer on the app store!" - NoDpad
    "Original, intense, addictive, and most of all, fun!" - 148apps

    Intense planetary defense arcade action! The Blue planet is in peril - take the fight into your own hands, and blast the evil Red and Green enemies out of the sky with the all-new planet cannon!

    Blue Defense: Second Wave builds on the legendary pick-up-and-play gameplay of the original 2008 hit, hailed as an "App Store classic" by many. With game modes ranging from just seconds to several hours, you won't be able to put it down!*

    6.8 billion lives hang in the balance... how long can you keep them alive?

    "A game that's not to be missed." - TouchArcade

    "A brilliantly executed game... Replay value is outstanding!" - AppSmile

    Features:
    - The planet cannon lets you take out hundreds of enemies at once!
    - All-new Gauntlet mode lets you win the game!**
    - Infinite-Classic and Infinite-Quickstart modes - last as long as you can!
    - Level select mode - practice a level, and earn medals for your skills!
    - 74 mode-based global leaderboards!
    - Automatic save state - continue your game, even without iOS 4!
    - Updated retro art style
    - iPhone 4 Retina resolution graphics
    - Runs smooth and fast even on the oldest devices

    Content:
    - Red and Green enemies!
    - 24 enemy types!
    - 64 all-new levels!
    - Over 200 medals to obtain!

    Controls:
    - Both multitouch and tilt controls available, both can be used simultaneously
    - Tilt controls: bullets shoot up, unless there's no gravity where you are
    - Multi-target locking: double-tap the screen where you want to continue shooting
    - Planet cannon: tap and drag from the planet to aim, release to fire
    - Double-tap the planet to pause

    * Seriously, there's a guy who told me he'd play it quietly in his pew waiting for church to start!
    ** It's the only game mode where you can have more than 0 lives at the end...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 6, 2011
    100
    Following in the style of the original Blue Defense, Second Wave offers some additional control methods and a bunch of game modes to keep you busy as you blast invading forces and climb the leaderboards.
  2. Feb 1, 2011
    100
    As a sequel, Blue Defense: Second Wave captures everything that was great about the first game, refines it, builds upon it, ups the ante manifold.
  3. Feb 1, 2011
    90
    It's just hard to come up with a list of complaints about this game, because of how well made it is. Blue Defense: Second Wave is original, intense, addictive, and most of all, fun. Fan of action games on iOS deserve to give this game a shot.
  4. Feb 1, 2011
    80
    Blue Defense: Second Wave! is a great sequel to what was already a great title and while the tilt controls may be a bit gimmicky, the gameplay is almost second to none.
  5. Feb 1, 2011
    80
    A brilliant game to play for that ten minute break, or on the bus. It lacks long term appeal due to both being so intense, and because there are too many modes and choices to make.
  6. Feb 1, 2011
    74
    Although way better than the previous chapter, Blue Defense: Second Wave! is certainly less ambitious than Red Conquest. It must be said though that even if the game lacks any real additional mode, plot or multiplayer experience, the new units and the deeper control system will satisfy any hardcore gamer that thought the first Blue Defense was too easy.
  7. Feb 1, 2011
    70
    Blue Defense: Second Wave! is amusing when played to fill a free minute or two, but it lacks the depth needed to encourage extended play.