Just announced by Tower Studios and Vivid Games the iOS version of The Bitmap Brothers Speedball 2 will be hitting the App Store this month. No official date has been given as of yet, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t bring you some screenshots and a little more about the game.
Often imitated, but never bettered, the game will prove its enduring appeal with Speedball 2: Evolution – which retains all the hallmarks of the original, but updates it for the iPhone generation.
With quick-play, league and cup tournaments, players can enjoy a quick game or a more structured competition – but it is the comprehensive career mode, including the new Speedball Champions League, which offers hour upon hour of entertainment which will really grab the attention.
The game offers two alternative control systems: a classic, soft joypad, which replicates the controls of the early computer versions, and a new, innovative tilt-to-move option, in which team-mates can be manipulated simply by moving the device, meaning the whole screen can be seen at all times on the iPhone.
No pricing point has been released as of yet but as soon as Platform Nation finds out we will let you know. Here are some of the key features of the game.
Speedball 2: Evolution features:
– 336 Individual players
– 22 achievements
– 20 Power-ups and pick-ups
– 16 Classic Speedball teams
– 12 New Intergalactic teams
– 10 Season career mode
– 10 Single player game modes
– 6 Arenas on four different planets
– Player transfer market and upgrades
– Extensive tutorial for rookies
– Multiplayer mode
– Game Center support
– That classic retro feel