I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but there’s a scene in the movie Pacific Rim—opening in theaters tomorrow—where a giant robot beats a giant alien monster upside the head with a cargo ship. Now, I’m not some fancy Hollywood executive type, but if you end your movie pitch with, “… and then a giant robot beats a giant alien monster upside the head with a cargo ship,” I’m green-lighting the hell out of that project.
I don’t know if Reliance Games’ Pacific Rim for iOS and Android allows you to use marine vessels as weapons, but you can find out for yourself now that it’s available in the iTunes App Store. Having demoed the game at E3 2013, however, I can assure you that the press release is correct when it says:
Piloting weaponized robots known as Jaegers, Earth’s defenders must train their jockeys from rookie to ace in a Story Mode based on the movie, or challenge themselves to last as long as they can against waves of aliens in Survival Mode. To aid in the apocalyptic fight to save humanity, new weapons, technology and devastating combos can be unlocked, as well as different Jaegers.
The combat is very much like Infinity Blade, except that, again, it’s giant robots fighting giant alien monsters, which makes it better than Infinity Blade.
With Pacific Rim for iOS, you will:
- Play over 30 levels and challenge monstrous creatures in intense combat based on the motion picture. Complete bonus objectives to earn more experience.
- Defend humanity from an endless wave of Kaijus in Survival Mode.
- Command five different Jaegers with custom equipment and technology taken from the epic sci-fi movie.
Pacific Rim is a universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and will set you back $4.99, with in-app purchases. Get it now, and you can use it to kill time during the previews this weekend for movies that don’t have robots beating behemoths with boats.