Conclusion: Ion Assault is a superb addition to the Xbox Live Arcade library that is full of shoot ‘em ups. It’s a smart purchase for any Geometry Wars fan that is dying to fill their time with a similar title. The controls could’ve been tightened up and the single-player campaign could’ve been longer, but in the long run, Ion Assault is a surprisingly great title for 800 MS Points.
Excerpt: Ion Assault first hit Xbox Live Arcade late last summer, and its twin-stick shooting style was a welcome addition to the catalogue of downloadable games. However, based on player feedback developer Coreplay has now released an update for the game, and it’s this updated version that is reviewed here for the first time.
Summary: The game also goes the extra mile and has a unique manner in which to deal with enemies and asteroids, first charging up the cannon and then blasting any opposition or obstacles into space dust.
Excerpt: Ion Assault is the newest entry in the ultra popular top-down space shooter genre, and because there are a ton of games similar to it, it’s difficult for a game like that to stand apart from the rest. For the most part, this game is easily comparable to its asteroid-hating siblings, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it brings nothing new the table. Yes, the asteroids, square arena, and dual stick controls are all there but the combat is actually refreshingly different.
Excerpt: Date: 10/25/2009 There's no shortage of dual-stick shooters on XBLA, and one of the latest of these games is Ion Assault. Ion Assault attempts to differentiate itself from the crowd by integrating some Asteroids style gameplay and Geometry Wars style particle effects into the game. Throw in a unique weapon system and you've got a game that's at least a bit different than most of the others in this crowded genre, but the important question is whether or not 'different' is...
Excerpt: Back in the olden days, one of those Atari 2600 games I played from time to time was Asteroids . I blew up a bunch of rocks until eventually dying and then wrote down my score in a little hi-score booklet just like any healthy, socially-awkward geekazoid would do. Good times.
Summary: is composed of a series of levels (20+) located in outer space in which you guide your spaceship to destroy the strewn out obstacles. Sound familiar? It should. After , the overall sense of the game seemed to be a next generation Asteroids – and I definitely felt that this claim held water. What is next generation about this shooter is mostly due to the weaponry.