Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

Grappling Action: Moon Dancer (iPhone)

...
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
...
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

A mysterious thief has started showing up in town, snagging treasure as he grapples through the air, silhouette against the full moon. He uses the things he steals to help townsfolk and solve problems. The citizens have given him a nickname - the Moon Dancer.

Created by Gen Suzuki, maker of Ninja Five-O, Grappling Action: Moon Dancer is a side-scrolling platformer that is played with the iPhone's accelerometer and touch screen. The player moves Moon Dancer by tilting the device left or right, and throws out his grapple by tapping the screen where you want the grapple to end. As with Bionic Commando, Moon Dancer cannot jump and thus must use his grapple to traverse through all terrain. The grapple can also be used to snag far-off objects while Moon Dancer is flying through the air - he also gains bonus multipliers for every moon coin he grabs without touching the ground (up to a maximum of x8).

Depending on the level, Moon Dancer must either find one or more objects and either give them to people, or use them (such as a key to unlock a door). By swiping the bottom of the screen from left to right, the inventory is displayed, allowing Moon Dancer to use items. The other goal a level may have is to reach the exit - in this kind of level, it's up to Moon Dancer to find the exit, which is marked by a large arrow that points him in the right direction.

Screenshots

Grappling Action: Moon Dancer iPhone Title Screen
Grappling Action: Moon Dancer iPhone Main Menu
Grappling Action: Moon Dancer iPhone Tilting the iPhone makes you run left or right
Grappling Action: Moon Dancer iPhone As you gain momentum, you swing round more

Alternate Titles

  • "Moon Dancer: The Phantom Thief" -- Title Screen title
  • "Grappling Action: Midnight Thief" -- European title

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


The Press Says

There are no rankings for this game.


Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

There is no trivia on file for this game.


Ben K (23018) added Grappling Action: Moon Dancer (iPhone) on Jan 21, 2010