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Respawnables

For: iPhone   Also on: Android, iPad

Spray & Pray

Product: Respawnables | Developer: Digital Legends | Publisher: Zynga | Format: iPhone | Genre: Action, Multiplayer, Shooter | Players: 1 | Version: US | App version: 1.6.1
 
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Have you ever found yourself wishing that console first-person shooters were less gritty and more cartoony?

Did you ever wish that you could strafe behind walls while delivering a steady stream of suppressive small-arms fire and laugh as your target collapses to the ground in a comedy pratfall?

If you answered "yes" to either of these questions then Respawnables is the game for you.

For those unfamiliar with the FPS genre, the point of Respawnables is to gun down as many characters as you can within the time limit of a level.

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When it's your turn to be on the receiving end of the bullets, you'll die and respawn shortly thereafter.

Respawnables plays a lot like a simplified version of Call of Duty - you control your movement with one virtual joystick and control the camera (and your shooting) with the other.

What's that, you say? You want to look somewhere without shooting first?

Well, you'll be out of luck with Respawnables as the two actions are inextricably linked - but, given the light-hearted nature of the gameplay, it doesn't matter all that much.

Guns or butter

Because Respawnables is a Zynga game, there are all sorts of opportunities for paid upgrades and in-app purchases in the game.

Happily, however, these purchases are - for the most part - optional, and it's possible to enjoy Respawnables for hours without spending any hard currency on it.

IAPs explained
Upgrades in Respawnables are purchased through Cash, Gold, or a combination of both.

$9.99 / £6.99 will net you 20,625 Cash, while $99.99 / £69.99 will earn you a veritable mountain of 294,750 Cash.

Gold runs between $4.99 / £2.99 for 113 Gold, and $99.99 / £69.99 for 3,488 Gold.
If you have aspirations of online multiplayer, however, you may want to warm up to the idea of spending some cash as the 'pay-to-win' model can quickly, and dramatically, destroy the balance of gameplay by providing newer players with ridiculously overpowered guns, gear, and stat-boosting consumables.

Some of this equipment is level-locked, so you'll still need to grind through a few matches to have access to it, but if you're prepared to spend a good amount of cash on your arsenal then the grinding itself will become much easier to breeze through.

Despite its high-pressure approach to in-app purchases, Respawnables is a game that you can download for free and enjoy by yourself for hours.

If you want to laugh at the typical FPS experience while still enjoying the basic elements of the genre, Respawnables is the game for you.
 
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Matthew Diener | 10 July 2013
Bright, polished, and enjoyable, Respawnables rarely misses its mark
 
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Iamthejae | 18:37 - 4 February 2014
Using the steel series controller there is no way to invert the y axis for aiming.

The option is there but does not work with any of the 3 controllers. I have emailed support to add this feature but I doubt anything will come from it.
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Funem | 13:44 - 11 July 2013
Thanks for the honest update.
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Mr Hearn | 12:41 - 11 July 2013
Hi there,

This is an iOS review of Respawnables. At the time of publication the game wasn't available on Google Play - and it still isn't - but we understood that it would be out on that platform this week and that's why we also placed the review in the Android section.

The key point is that this isn't a review of the Android version. It's a review of the iOS version in which we also state - inaccurately for the time being as it happens but hopefully not for long - that the game is also available on Android.

Cheers,
Rob
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Funem | 12:40 - 11 July 2013
Cant find anything on the devs website re android, major bummber

http://www.digital-legends.com/game_respawnables.html

Hope it does hit Android.
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@TheRespawnables | 10:00 - 11 July 2013
Hi guys!

You can find the iPhone/iPad version live at the iTunes AppStore here: http://bit.ly/Respawnables_iOS

The Android version is almost done, we'll let you know when you can download it from Google Play soon!
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Contest Chris | 09:46 - 11 July 2013
Come on PG...ANSWER US! :)
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Funem | 08:38 - 11 July 2013
Cant see this on the play store, link ?
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@blackhandside | 19:30 - 10 July 2013
Slow news day this is not in the app store. It even reads like they just cut and pasted the iPhone review and just too all the apple parts out. Doesn't mention what version of android you need Jellybean?
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Jeffro Bodine | 18:16 - 10 July 2013
Hope they support MOGA.
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Jeffro Bodine | 18:00 - 10 July 2013
Is this review for an android version? Doesn't seem to be on the play store. What gives?
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