∞ Star Wars: Trench Run game released for iPhone

THQ has released Star Wars: Trench Run, a new game for the iPhone and iPod touch. It costs $4.99 and is available for download from the App Store.

starwarsReliving the climactic battle sequence of the original Star Wars movie (Episode IV: A New Hope), Star Wars: Trench Run puts you in the cockpit of a Rebel X-Wing as you take on the mighty Galactic Empire. The game starts out high above the Death Star where you must dogfight with Imperial TIE fighters before heading into a trench, where you must avoid cannon fire, dodge obstacles and stay out of Darth Vader’s sights long enough to fire your proton torpedos into a thermal exhaust port. A successful hit means setting off a chain reaction that will destroy the Death Star and deal the Empire a crippling blow; a failed attempt will doom the rebel base and the entire Rebel Alliance.

Features of Star Wars: Trench run include Force Power, which lets you slow down time and increase your agility to dodge obstacles; special effects like lighting, shaders, explosions and life-like models; hidden features; original music and sound effects; accelerometer controls; chase cam and cockpit modes; multiple difficulty levels and more.

The game requires the iPhone or iPod touch running iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later. Special graphical features have been added for the iPod touch second-generation, iPhone 3GS and other future devices.

  • Harvard Irving

    So, “lighting” is a “special effect” now? It would be hard to see anything without lighting.

    • PaulB

      Actually you don’t need lighting to see the scene, it can be all drawn with lighting switched off and using pre-lit textures. Don’t forget that this is OpenGL ES, not real life 🙂

      Dynamic lighting isn’t normally used on mobile games, it’s too compute intensive as mobile GPUs accelerate pixel operations, not transforms and lighting.

  • I looked for this game but could not find it???