Geometry Wars: Touch

Developer(s) Bizarre Creations
Publisher(s) Activision Publishing, Inc.
Distributor(s) Apple
Designer(s) Stephen Cakebread
Series Geometry Wars
Platform(s) iOS
Release date(s) April 1, 2010
Genre(s) Multi-directional shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Geometry Wars: Touch is a port of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 on iOS. Geometry Wars is a multi-directional shooter first developed by Bizarre Creations on the Xbox. A sequel was later made on the Xbox 360 in the form of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 on the Xbox Live Arcade. The iPad version of the game features all 6 game modes from the Xbox 360 version and includes a new exclusive game mode called Titans. The game is available for download from the iTunes App Store and is currently selling at $0.99 (Original release price was $9.99). This game is stated as taking full advantage of the iPad's graphical abilities. It was later updated as a universal binary supporting the iPod Touch and iPhone, in addition to the iPad.


The player controls a small, highly maneuverable ship that can move and fire independently in any direction. The objective of the game is to score points by destroying a variety of shapes and surviving by not touching them. The player's ship is destroyed if this happens, and a life is lost. Depending on the game mode, lives and bombs can be collected upon gaining certain numbers of points— with bombs being able to clear the game space of enemy shapes instantly, although with no points gained for their destruction.

Crucial to effective play is the score multiplier, which increases as the player collects "geoms" — small diamond-shaped green objects dropped by enemies upon destruction. The number of points gained on destroying an enemy depends on the multiplier; with multipliers sometimes reaching many thousands. Constant collecting of geoms and destruction of enemies cause exponential scoring of points.

On the iPad, the player controls the ship using simulated analog sticks on the iPad's touchscreen. This allows for similar controls as the Xbox 360 version. It would appear that the 4-player local multiplayer mode is absent from this version of Geometry Wars.

Unlike the Xbox 360 version, there are seven different modes available to unlock throughout the course of the game instead of 6:


The iPad entry in the series builds upon the core of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. The game utilizes on-screen virtual thumbsticks.

Bizarre Creations follow up with a press statement on Kotaku website saying the Following "The iPad is an exciting new device, the idea of Geometry Wars running on it really appealed to us and we considered it to be a good fit," he says. "As far as the iPhone...who says we're skipping it?" How You'll Control Geometry Wars On The iPad (And Maybe On the iPhone, Too) Kotaku

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