Do you love Halo style First Person Shooters? Do you love tossing a grenade toward a friend or loved one over a virtual battlefield? Do you want to do all this on the go anytime the mood strikes you? Well a new recent addition to my collection of iPhone Game Apps is a fairly new game by Gameloft to the iPhone. It’s called N.O.V.A. and it’s certainly one of the nicest FPS’s I have played over the iPhone. Now a big selling point for me is the multiplayer aspect of first person shooting games. I want to blow up my best friend or snipe him out when he least expects, perhaps even toss the occasional frag grenade into his shoe and watch him scramble! So for me to love it and for it to be the Best iPhone FPS Game, WiFi, Bluetooth, or Online Multiplayer Mode is the ONLY OPTION!
I have included some screen shots to give you a brief look at the graphics and gameplay to help you decide on your next iPhone FPS game, which I think may very well be NOVA.
N.O.V.A. has all of these options right off the bat. So I dove right in and attempted to see which was the easiest way for myself and friends to get started on the battlefield. First I went right for a 2 player game, and attempted the connection via Bluetooth which only offers the option to play against one other iphone. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the Bluetooth multiplayer option up and running quick enough for my taste and I ended up giving up on it entirely as games seemed to drop instantly and basically I just didnt feel like fiddling. Instead I decided to switch over to the WiFi multiplayer mode and see if I would have any more luck with that option. Indeed I did have much better luck with Gameloft’s NOVA WiFi multiplayer mode. Alsmot instantly 2 of my friends had joined the game and begun to blow my brains out! Quickly we were all involved in our first very own NOVA death match.
Overall NOVA is a fairly nice game. The graphics are very good especially when you consider the media, it’s hard to make things look great on a 3 inch screen. Gameloft managed to accomplish this with NOVA, making it a very enjoyable experience. Though gameplay is somewhat limited as compared to its X-Box or PlayStation counterparts, NOVA is everything you would generally expect from a first person shooter. Scrolling is very fluid and animations are fairly impressive, from a distance sometimes graphics seem a bit choppy, however on the whole I would have to say I love it. There are 13 levels for the solo player to run through and once completed on normal you can advance your skills a bit further by reliving the action on NOVA’s hard difficulty setting. A word of warning to those of you who hate bugs; I would say perhaps they have yet to work out all the kinks with the game as it tends to crash more frequently than most other iPhone games or apps seem to, most annoying when it means you just died ;)