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This is a “review” (quotes are because I don’t do this professionally) for ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’. An iOS dual-stick shooter developed by Gamelab and released by Chillingo.

The Story:

Like the greatest action flicks of yore, the setup here is simple: a bad guy (a demented and twisted girl in this case) is out to conquer the world, and you’ve gotta stop’em. How this game raises the stakes, though, is through its eye-melting graphics, electrifying weapons, and a scrupulous level of polish. It doesn’t get better than this, folks.

I’ve been playing this since it came out. I bought it day one, and, the story is just fantastic! It’s fun, interesting, keeps you wanting more, and, just sucks you right into the game. This story was well written and executed extremely well. I have nothing but good things to say about the story for ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’.

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The Gameplay:

The controls of ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’ are simple enough. If you’ve played games like Mini-Gore then you won’t have any trouble figuring it out. If you haven’t, don’t worry it’s simple. You have a button on the left that controls your movements, and, a button on your right that controls your weapon. It’s that simple!

While I was playing I didn’t have hardly any problems and everything was very smooth. The only time I had any issues was when there were a large number of enemies on screen. When that happened the animations got choppy. This didn’t make it unplayable, just a small complaint. I just kept playing and it stopped as soon as the fight was over. I haven’t experienced any other problems with the gameplay (I’ll update when I finish everything 100%).

Once thing I absolutely love about ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’ is the amount of time you can spend playing it!! There are so many levels for the main story, then there are the challenges, and, then there is a separate campaign that you can buy via IAP! There’s just so much to do that you’ll spend hours and hours playing this!

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The Graphics:

‘Lock ‘n’ Load’ has the best visuals for a game of this type that I have seen for the iOS! There are beautifully done backrounds, enemy models, fight animations, and even the load screens/menus! Everything was very well done for this one. I haven’t noticed any problems with the visuals in ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’.

Issues I’ve Found:

There are only two issues that I have with ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’. As I said above, the more intense a fight is, the game will get choppy (at least on my iPad 1). The only other issue I have is with the menu system. When making IAPs (in app-purchases) and equipping new outfits, the menu has some lag. Other than those two issues this game is perfect to me!


This game is fun, extremely entertaining, and well put together (minus a couple of issues). If you’re a fan of dual-stick shooters then you have to buy this game! You won’t regret it and will thank me later!