An air combat game called MetalStorm: Online has flown onto the Apple App Store today courtesy of Z2Live, the company behind the popular iOS game Trade Nations. MetalStorm: Online is free to play and lets players compete in real-time multiplayer battles in a 360-degree aerial battlefield via 3G as well as WiFi connection.
MetalStorm Online features 3D graphics with Retina display support and supports iOS HDMI-out for an amazing experience in the living room as well as on a portable iOS device.
To get into the fight, players select one of a dozen unique aircraft and then customize them with a full arsenal of advanced weapons, such as the Aim-9 Sidewinder missile or 20mm Vulcan machine gun. Leveraging the accelerometer and on-screen controls, MetalStorm: Online is easy to master and players are able to perform advanced maneuvers, such as the classic Cobra, by swiping the screen.
Utilizing Apple’s Game Center, combatants can challenge other pilots, or join with friends to take on an endless number of waves in Co-Op mode. Pilots compete on three different leader boards in more than six levels of expertise. Fighter jocks can leverage over 60 customizations of their aircraft to suit their play style; employing a calculated defensive, agility or weapons strategy to defeat their foes, and collect dozens of Game Center achievements along the way. MetalStorm: Online’s in-game voice chat system makes it easy to talk with other players and coordinate attacks.