Category : Things You Should Own
Dr. Awesome is...well, awesome...for lack of a better word. I have played quite a few horrendous games on the iPhone, and while I love supporting indies and their games...there is a lot of crap coming from all quarters to the device. So I was pretty interested when I saw a game that looked kinda cheesy but had the name Dr. Awesome. I looked at the screenshots and thought "eh, why not? It can't be worse than playing PhatLewt or moving around in Nicky Boom, right?"
So I picked it up and started playing. The first thing that it did was import my large contact list. This is bascially a list of the people Marni and I invited to our wedding, so the damn thing is huge. So many lives to save!
And that is part of the fun. It uses your contact list to name the patients. Sure, it is cheesy and has repetative dialogue sections, but the gameplay is fun and strangely addictive. You basically control your microlaser with the accelerometers by tilting the iPhone. This cuts away infected tissue, isolating the viruses. It is pretty touchy, but works better than most games I've played on the iPhone that use accelerometers.
The dialogue is a appropriately cheesy, as one would expect from a game called "Dr. Awesome" and the characters are likable if also appropraitely overbearing. But if you have an iPhone, you should definitely pick up this app, though I warn you...you may end up killing family and friends and not being nearly as awesome as your namesake!