Windows 8.1 App Watch: Ape of Steel

Although other genres are just as fun, there is a distinct demand for action games on mobile platforms. A lot of this has got to do with the pick and play nature of these sort of titles.

Another such title has recently landed on the Windows Store, going by the name of Ape of Steel. Superman is going to be charmed, I’m sure.

Anyway, you get to fight against giant insects and robots in this 3D arcade game, the highlight of which are the delightfully beautiful graphics. Two modes are available, endless and another where you can advance one level at a time.

The official description:

“Ape of steel, we need your help! Large ape monsters have invaded our planet, and have made themselves kings over our land! Battle against the Ape King’s henchmen in a graphically stunning action shooter.”

Movement is simple enough using a keyboard and mouse combination. Just press the WASD keys to move your character around, and mouse buttons to shoot and jump your way through the levels.

But the glaring omission is the lack of touch support, obviously.

Now, while the design and visuals are rather cool, things get stale fairly quickly, in the sense that each level is the same thing over and over again. There are no goals or customization options (armor, guns and maybe even special abilities) to keep things interesting.

Still this free game is a worth a download, if you are into action titles like this. Available as a Universal app that works on Windows and Windows Phone, both, the game supports all versions of the modern operating system, x86, x64 and ARM.

Click here to check out Ape of Steel on the Windows Store.

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  • Sally Black

    A neat and cute concept! Downloading this is a must for me, but I must say they need to add touch features soon, or i don’t think I’ll be playing it all that long! It will make the game much better in my honest opinion.

  • Lars

    Looks good enough to me. Free too, so it is obviously worth it to download and try it out.