Dual

Dual! Is A Unique Cross-Platform Gaming Experience For Mobile

April 3, 2015 - Written By Nick Terry

 

Have you ever played Pong? Well, Dual is a bit like Pong, except a bit more extreme. It really changes the way that you think about multiplayer gaming on mobile devices, in a good way. Games like this are needed in an environment such as mobile, where most games seem to be following the same line. Essentially, there has to be games that mix up the way we play games on our mobile devices and Dual does just that.

So, what is Dual? Like we mentioned above, Dual is like extreme Pong. To play the game you will need two players both with their own iOS or Android device. Once you have that, both players then start up the game and hold their devices in close proximity to each other. Players can then initiate the game. Both players have their own ship on their device screen, and tilting the screen will move the players ship around and tapping makes it shoot. The objective of the game is to shoot and destroy your opponents ship, which is located on your opponents screen. If you are feeling really good you can even hold your finger on the screen for a couple of seconds and then release for your ship to fire a ton of bullets in rapid succession.

There is also a co-op mode that is called Defend in which both players attempt to defend the middle of both device screens. There are three different ships that players can choose from, although, the free version of the game will only give you one. If you want access to the other two ships then you will have to pay $1.99. And don’t worry, free players can play with paid players. Did you guys pick up on the big news here, yet? Dual is cross-platform which means it will work between Android and iOS devices. This is a pretty big deal in the mobile world as there are so few games that successfully pull this off or even attempt it in the first place. With Dual you will not have to worry about whether or not your buddy has an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S5, the game will just work. Other multiplayer game developers could learn a thing or two from Dual.

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