InkVaders HD: Blast aliens on your spiral-bound notebook

If you ever sat in third grade math class imagining that the doodles covering your spiral-bound notebook could come to life, InkVaders HD for iPad is for you.

Generic 'G' Marine is Chillingo's hero for InkVaders HD on iPad. Screenshot by Joe Aimonetti

If you ever sat in third grade math class imagining that the doodles covering your spiral-bound notebook could come to life, InkVaders HD for iPad is for you.

Simplicity is the name of the game in this side-scrolling, alien-blasting, shooter from Chillingo. The unique artistic style of InkVaders HD takes advantage of iPad's amazing screen, combining retro-inspired "doodle chic" animation and live-action hand interactions.

You'll get to use three weapon styles--futuristic energy guns, everyday physical attacks, and the always exciting grenade launchers--to guide Generic Marine (or "G" to his friends) in his quest to destroy Martians left and right (side-scrolling pun intended). InkVaders HD has an easy-to-blast interface and you'll be working your way through aliens in no time.

"The brave among you will risk 'the Rush' for greater rewards, slaying wave after wave of Martians, but beware as you risk losing health and large amounts of ammo. There is always a new way to purge the Martian Invaders just around the corner, so keep up the good fight and victory will be yours!"

Three play modes (easy, medium, and hard) over 30 levels in three locations make InkVaders HD a joy to play and entertaining for quite some time. You can even go into Endurance Mode and obliterate Martians till the pads of your fingers bleed (note: I do not recommend doing anything long enough to make your fingers bleed).

The magic hand is your guide as you destroy Martians and save the world. Screenshot by Nate Smith

InkVaders HD is available from Apple's App Store for $2.99, a reasonable price for the level of fun the game provides. Chillingo will soon be bringing the Crystal network to InkVaders HD, so watch for that in future updates.

Do you have InkVaders HD on your iPad? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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