After several months as not much more than a guided tour and a terrible round of golf, Arkalis Interactive’s Stargate Command app finally gets its game on, and that game is Infinity Blade, more or less.
Available as a 99c download within Stargate Command, Teal’c’s Revenge casts players as everybody’s favourite mascara-wearing Jaffa warrior as he defends the command post from a procession of enemy Jaffa, Replicators and Goa’uld.
Anyone that’s played Chair’s Unreal Engine 3 showcase Infinity Blade will be instantly familiar with the controls here. Teal’c stands to one side holding his fighting stick, the enemy is angled off in front of him. Players must dodge or block the enemy attacks, swiping like crazy when an opening appears. Button-tapping quick-time-events mix up the formula and turret battles against the insect-like Replicators break the monotony, but for the most part it’s dodge, block and attack. Performing well earns coins to upgrade Teal’c’s health, shield attack and defence.
It might not be big on variety, but Teal’c’s Revenge is pretty to look at, and much more of a game than Stargate Command featured previously — Stargate Golf isn’t particularly entertaining.
Stargate Command is available for free on iOS.