Pandorum (video game)

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Pandorum
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Developer(s) Artificial Life, Inc.
Publisher(s) Artificial Life, Inc.
Platform(s) iPhone/iPod touch OS 3.0+
Release September 15, 2009
Genre(s) 3D third-person adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Pandorum is an adventure game for the iPhone and iPod touch based on Starz Media’s science fiction horror film of the same name, Pandorum. The game was developed by Artificial Life, Inc. and launched on September 15, 2009 for $3.99 on Apple’s App Store just prior to the movie’s debut in theaters in the United States on September 25, 2009.

Gameplay[edit]

In Pandorum, players control the game’s main character, Corporal Bower, on his quest to explore different parts of the spaceship Elysium in a 360 degree 3D view. The game uses dual stick controls to move and look around. Buttons on the screen allow players to attack and to switch weapons as well as to access various menus.

The game consists of 5 missions in which players must solve puzzles and defeat various monsters in order to advance through the game. Weapons, healing items and other bonus items are scattered throughout the spaceship and must be retrieved during Corporal Bower’s journey. Included in the overall game is a mini-game puzzle that involves connecting electrical circuits by creating the correct path which when solved will provide the charge to unlock certain doors.

Throughout the game, up to 10 medals are awarded based on performance during missions. Upgrade packages are also available in the game for weapon upgrades, unlimited ammo and a more protective suit for Corporal Bower.

Plot[edit]

The goal of the game is to escape the spaceship and reveal its secrets in order to save the human race. The story is told through cut scenes as well as journal entries that can be found in the ship.

Included in the game[edit]

As the official game for the film Pandorum, the movie trailer and cut scenes are available in the game as well as links for purchasing tickets (available in the US for a limited time only).

Free Version Available[edit]

A lite version of the game launched on September 15, 2009, in Apple’s App Store allowing players to demo the first mission for free.

iOS 3.0 Features[edit]

The game contains an in-app purchase that contains more weapons, a stronger suit for Corporal Bower, unlimited ammo, and gives players the ability to share the upgrade features and game progress with other players via Bluetooth.

Scores[edit]

Players can compete with other friends via Facebook Connect and record their best times on a global leaderboard.

Reviews[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
TouchMyApps Grab It[1]
TouchGen 3.5/5[2]
Mobile Game FAQS 82/100[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Naka (Sep 17 2009) Pandorum in Review-You are all that is Left of Us
  2. ^ Nigel Wood (Sep 19 2009) Pandorum review
  3. ^ Costas Stephanides (20 Sept 2009) Padorum (iPhone)Review

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