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Mirror's Edge was already available for iPad, but it now makes its debut on the iPhone as probably the best of the running/escaping genre on iOS devices. Based on the popular 3D first-person running game for consoles and desktop computers, Mirror's Edge for iPhone manages to keep the overall aesthetic of the 3D versions, but with a side-scrolling 2D (2.5D?) variation. Even with the lack of first-person views, Mirror's Edge for iPhone manages to be very fun and visually intense (especially on the iPhone 4's Retina Display) as you run through increasingly challenging levels with unique puzzles that revolve around one goal: speed. Part of the object of the game is to complete levels as fast as possible, but that's not the only reason you're running.
You play as Faith, a messenger who's part of a network of "runners" who deliver information while trying avoid the watchful eyes of the authorities. Your rebel status puts you in the line of enemy fire from government soldiers, but with the unique swiping game mechanic, you'll often take enemies down without the need to fire a single bullet. Each level presents you with new challenges as you'll slide down walls, swing from poles, jump over obstacles, and take down the aforementioned soldiers. Cut scenes in between levels slowly uncover a story of intrigue, high-powered bad guys, and Faith's role in bringing down the corrupt system.
What's particularly amazing about the side-scrolling version of Mirror's Edge is the number of unique and cool-looking moves you can do with a simple swipe of your finger. You can swipe up to jump and scale walls, or swipe down to slide under obstacles, or swipe sideways to move from pole to pole high above the ground. Each move is almost completely seamless (once you've learned the ropes) as you work your way past obstacles to get to your goal. Once you've finished the main story line, you can still go back and repeat levels to go for the best time or to grab all the collectibles for specific levels.
Overall, whether you liked the original 3D Mirror's Edge or like to play escape-type games, the iPhone version offers smooth graphics, seamless controls, and an intriguing story line as you run for freedom. I highly recommend this well-made game to those who haven't tried it.
DONT LOOK BACK! Made to maximize the visual intensity of the iPhone 4 Retina Display, get the cutting edge in adrenaline-driven gameplay on the App Store! One of the most eagerly anticipated action games of the year, the Mirrors Edge experience for iPhone & iPod touch will leave you breathless!ENTER THE WORLD OF MIRRORS EDGETrue to the tradition that has made Mirrors Edge a fan favorite around the world, immerse yourself in the world of Faith Connors an underground Runner who bolts into action to stop a deadly threat in a perfect society full of sinister surveillance and relentless pursuers. EXPERIENCE BREATHTAKING VISUAL POWER Envisioned for the iPhone 4 Retina Display and iOS 4, the vivid HD quality delivers stunning visual clarity as you pound through a graphically rich cityscape flooded with realistic sounds, a pulsating soundtrack, and dynamic camera angles. Youve never seen or felt a game for iPhone & iPod touch quite like this. ONCE YOU BECOME A RUNNER, THERES NO LOOKING BACKRun up walls, slide down ramps, ride zip lines, and hurdle between rooftops as you burn through 14 levels of increasing intensity in single-player combat mode. Think fast on your feet, engage in furious hand-to-hand combat, elude your enemies, and push yourself to the very edge.
What's new in this version:
Run like never before in the new and improved Mirrors Edge! Weve made behind-the-scenes improvements including: - iOS 7 support - iPhone 5 resolution support