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  • #: 189840
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2009-01-27
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 15.10 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Soulstrewn Studios LLC
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
  • © 2009 Soulstrewn Studios LLC
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"Triphids is perfect for quick pick up and go fun. Got a few minutes before a meeting, killing time before class, whenever."

"Great little game, immediately takes you back to the arcade golden years, with everything from the good old "winners don't use drugs" slogan to the retro Cade font. Some good gameplay and lovely pixel art make this a must for any shooter fan"

"I just bought this game and its the best I've played so far. Its a great way to kill time when your waiting around. I found myself passing the time in the office not too long ago waiting to go home. I recommened anyone looking at the game to just get it."

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Pro-tip: If you're in search of some retro-throwback shoot-em up action for your iPhone/iPod Touch, the Triphids will soon be your number one foes.

Triphids are an evil force from the past who have launched a nearly successful surprise attack against the solar system: you must pilot humanity's last starfighter, an experimental prototype known as the Wyndham, on a solo mission to beat back the Triphids' 8-bit assault against all that you hold dear. 

Triphids is a tube-shooter along the lines of arcade classics like Gyruss and Tempest: you maneuver around a circle and harvest patterned waves of enemies for points, and they attempt to blow you to smithereens with their projectiles so they can harvest the solar system for some grim unknown purpose.  As you progress, you gather weapon upgrades and ship restoration capsules to help you on your way.  Pilots of the Wyndham must conserve their weapons fire so as to not overheat their experimental reactor and burn out their lasers.  When fully cooled, the Wyndham's reactor is capable of reversing the polarity on Triphid weapons fire: leaving the Wyndham unscathed and giving the Triphids a taste of their own medicine.



* Tap the screen to engage the Wyndham's auto-pilot and maneuver your ship. 

* Tap and hold in order to fire your laser cannons. 

* Briskly shake the iPhone/iPod touch to activate the Wyndham's polarity reverser. 

* Touch with two fingers to pause the game. 

Try rotating the device and using your thumbs for an alternate control style!


* Arcade Mode

* Over 27 stages of hardcore arcade SHMUP action

* Play through on four difficulty levels

* Amazing retro soundtrack, or supply your own

* Epic boss battles, powerups, and more

* Perpetual Mode

* Never ending stream of enemies

* Slowly increasing difficulty

* See how long you can survive the Triphid hordes

Both modes hook up to an internet global high-score list available on the Triphids website or in the device compete to be the very best!

The screenshots can hardly do this game justice, so you should head over to http://www.triphids.com and check out the gameplay video on the homepage!

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Hours of great pick-up-n-play fun

Triphids is perfect for quick pick up and go fun. Got a few minutes before a meeting, killing time before class, whenever. Also perfectly remniscent of classic arcade space shooters.

Looking forward to more games from Soulstrewn

5/5 stars

Throwback game that gets it right...

If you spent time at an arcade in the late 80's/early 90's, then you will like this game. It's definitely good value for the money.

3/5 stars

Could be 5 stars

The controls are the only thing that stops me from rating 5 stars. Suggestion for controls would be to just have swipe left or right to make the ship move around. Having it always where your finger is makes it less fun. So with suggested controls you would swipe right to make the ship go counter clockwise and swipe left to make the ship move clock wise. Holding finger down would remain the same and fire. I will change my review to 5 stars if these controls are added.


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