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Top 5 Platform-Shooters on iPhone

Best ways to jump and shoot on iPhone

Jumping and shooting are two things that form the bedrock of the modern action game.

The platform-shooter has been a popular genre for decades, and its success has continued on iPhone despite the format's inherent touchscreen control limitations.

You just need to know where to look for the best of the bunch, so here are our Top 5 platform-shooters on iPhone.

Get those itchy trigger fingers ready.

With elements of both Metal Slug and Super Crate Box - both of which make appearances elsewhere on this list - Pascal Bestebroer's Gunslugs is a finely honed platform-shooter with a visual style that's both retro and distinctive. Nice.
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Another game that tips its metaphorical hat to Metal Slug, Apocalypse Max is noteworthy for its unbelievably sharp hand-drawn graphics and fluid zombie-slaying gameplay. Shoot, jump, and slash your way to victory.
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As we've already mentioned, SNK Playmore's Metal Slug series has been a huge influence on many of the games on this rundown. So, it's only right and just that a Metal Slug game makes it onto this Top 5. Metal Slug 2 continues the series's trend for detailed graphics and hard-as-nails gunplay.
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Unique to this list, Super Crate Box limits the action to single-screen arenas. In the game itself, you have to survive waves of enemy attacks. The twist is that you're forced to use a hugely unpredictable arsenal to blast your way to survival, which means you have to think on your feet. A lot.
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The levels might be brief in Random Heroes, but that doesn't mean they're easy. Every death is a hard-earned victory, you see, as you gradually collect the funds to upgrade your burgeoning armament and purchase funky new uniforms. It's a blast. Ahem.
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