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The Next Level: Two different ‘Terminator’ games available on iPhone

by Matthew Price Published: May 29, 2009
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In addition to seeing "Terminator” at the cinema or reading the comics, you can become characters from the "Terminator” franchise in new games for the iPhone.

In "Terminator,” an iPhone game from Dark Horse Comics and Big Head Games, gamers take on the role of Resistance fighter Kyle Reese in a top-down shooter.

The game features an episodic story mode and ongoing quick-play mode.

In quick play, Reese attempts to rescue fallen Resistance soldiers. T-800s and Hunter-Killer tanks attempt to stop Kyle at every turn. Power-ups, health bars and improved weapons, such as bazookas and Gatling guns, help Kyle stay on his feet.

A planned update will take Kyle underground to face the machines on their turf.

"Combining Dark Horse Comics’ extensive catalog of material and our game-development expertise has been a great experience and opportunity that we hope to continue long into the future,” Big Head’s business director, Dave Vout, said in a release.

Also available as "Terminator Salvation” is in theaters is an app of the same name, a 3-D third-person shooter in which gamers can play as John Connor and Marcus Wright. Gamers have six available weapons, including a shotgun and grenade launcher.

The "Terminator: Salvation” game download was available for $4.99 at press time at the Apps Store; "The Terminator” was available for $2.99.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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