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  • Summary: Battle your way around 100's of massive 3D asteroids, fighting hostile aliens and protecting remote mining colonies!Watch out for orbiting chunks of rock, blast them into oblivion before they destroy the mining colonies. Try to stay on the sunlit side as much as possible, the dark side of these asteroids can be pitch black and full of danger. Luckily your ship is equipped with headlights!Darkside Features: - 100's of fast paced levels packed with aliens. - Fly around massive asteroids in glorious 3D. - Ten awesome power ups of mass destruction. - Retina display enabled for iPad & iPhone. - Game Center support & achievements. - Configurable dual stick controls.A single In-App Purchase is available to unlock an additional two game modes (Missions & Survival). This also equips your ship with smart bombs, ideal for when things get a bit scary!Darkside is Retina display ready, on both the iPad & iPhone/iPod Touch and features configurable dual stick controls and Game Center support for scores and achievements!- - -★ Press Reviews ★"Get the free arcade mode. Play it for a few minutes. Shove your eyes back into your head. Buy the full game." : Arcade Life : 95%"A brilliant shoot em up that is surprisingly tactical and full of depth." : The Smart Phone App Review : 91%- - -★ Customer Comments ★"The graphics are beautiful, and the lighting fantastic, on the new iPad this is a gem.""All in all the game is a little diamond and for sure, great eye candy! The unlock price makes this game a steal.""The gameplay is like things you've played, and yet not really like anything you've played. It's hard to explain, which is frankly a very good thing!""The arcade mode is one of the nicest shoot'em'up style games I've played in a while.""Outstanding game. Beautiful graphics! I gladly paid the IAP to unlock the full game.""This game offers a true and very enjoyable arcade experience with drop dead eye popping graphics that you'll drool over. Awesome fun!""The ship, the landscapes and the enemies have a lot of detail and are very well designed!" Collapse
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  1. Jul 8, 2012
    100
    This game is fantastic. I highly recommend it for anyone who likes shoot 'em up games, especially ones that are based in outer space.
  2. Jul 2, 2012
    90
    I would have unequivocally recommended Darkside if it cost any reasonable amount. However, considering you can download it for free, you have no excuse not to check out this most excellent arcade shooter.
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    90
    There's an awful lot to love about Darkside: it looks fantastic, it plays brilliantly, and there's an awful lot of content to be had for less than a dollar.
  4. Aug 2, 2012
    83
    Darkside is an excellent Super Stardust HD clone for iOS devices. The game offers three modes, some very nice graphics, a solid gameplay and accurate touch controls.
  5. Jul 11, 2012
    80
    A very beautiful looking twin stick shooter that offers its players a fun experience for free, and an expanded experience if you want to pay the ninety nine cent fee.
  6. Jul 6, 2012
    80
    Darkside has a lot of content and 3 game modes that offer several different ways to play. It's great for a quick dose of asteroid blasting and the mission mode provides a more structured take on the twin stick shooter.
  7. Jul 13, 2012
    60
    As a highly competent two-stick shooter, there is no reason not to recommend it. If you have fun with it for an hour and never play it again, it will have been worth your money. Chances are you will have fun with it for at least that long. But will you be playing Darkside two weeks from now? I doubt it.

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