Between people, across screens.
DUAL is a local multiplayer game where two players use their mobile devices to shoot from one screen to the other. It's easy to pick up and play any of the competitive or cooperative modes: DUEL, DEFLECT, and DEFEND.
+ Battle locally over WiFi or Bluetooth.
+ DUEL - Tilt your phone, dodge bullets, charge, and shoot your friends in this classic duel standoff.
+ DEFEND - Work together to defend the middle from an onslaught of attackers.
+ DEFLECT - Score goals by blasting, banking, and curving the ball from one screen to the other.
+ Only one person needs to have the full version unlocked to play DEFEND and DEFLECT with another player.
+ Collectable color sets unique to your device; unlock them all by playing against different people.
+ Single one-time in-app purchase to unlock the full game, and restore it on all your devices using the same account.
+ Stats, achievements, and leaderboards.
"Working together right next to each other really brings back the magic of couch gaming."
- Chris Carter, Destructoid
"...it's a really fun way to engage with another live human, up-close and personal."
- Rick Broida, CNET
"You play it with someone, anywhere, and it actually brings you closer together..."
- Chris Priestman, Kill Screen
"...sending bullets across to someone else’s phone as you sit opposite them has a curious sense of technological magic to it."
- Chris Charlton, Kaijupop
Quick Troubleshooting Guide:
+ Make sure your WiFi is enabled and both players are on the same WiFi network.
+ Use Manual IP Discovery from the WiFi lobby if unable to find each other while on the same WiFi network.
+ To restore your purchase go to the Unlock screen and select the Restore Purchases button.
+ Bluetooth fixes on iOS14.
+ Introducing JEZ!
- In DUEL mode JEZ will launch out explosive projectiles.
- You can remotely detonate them by swiping horizontally.
- In DEFLECT mode swiping left or right will give the ball a quick boost in either direction based on how long you charged.
+ New backgrounds during gameplay, one per ship.
+ KOMAR's bullets will now also hone in on enemy bullets.
+ Plenty of gameplay tweaks and bug fixes.
DUAL is made by a one man shop so apologies if updates don't come out as quickly as we all would like. Please reach out with feedback on new modes or ships. Thanks so much all your support!!
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome game, but not my favorite.
This game is amazing, and it is a very fun game to play with friends, but there are some drawbacks. First of all, there should be a mode where you play against NPCs, because you can’t always play with someone. Next, you should be able to change the color of your character at will, not only when you get a new color. Also, there should be more game modes in general, because I sometimes get bored with only 3 games. Lastly, I believe that the two dollar expansion costs a little much for the content it unlocked. If there were more characters and game modes, I would have been more comfortable. I hope you make the changes suggested in my review, because that would make me and many others who own this game much happier.
Decent 2 Player Game - Developer Wakeup
If you’re looking specifically for a locally-hosted 2 player game, this game is it. It’s fun and will definitely help time past. However, I just personally feel the development of this app has been too minimalistic. It’s been years since I’ve first discovered DUAL, and yet, it is still lacking features. It doesn’t rotate the screen depending on your orientation, there are only 3 modes, and you can’t play against a computer. Now, I’m no programmer, and I want to full game in support of the developer, but it’s difficult to spend money on a game that you can’t play alone. Maybe consider the possibility of hosting more than 2 players. The addition of game modes (e.g. “King of the Hill”, “Juggernaut”, “Gun Game [but with ships/powers]”, “Boss Fight”) should be a primary focus, and with this COVID19 quarantine in place, I’ll be keeping my hopes up (and my money on standby).
Thank you so much for making a fun 2 player game as unique and easy to use as this one. There isn’t another like it on the App Store. I feel like the IAP is pretty worth it, gaining 5 ships and 2 game modes for $2. Suggestions:
1. I would really appreciate a solo game mode. A lot of the times I really want to play this game, but I don’t have anyone to play it with. I feel like solo would make it become a lot more popular and more enjoyable.
2. I like the idea of getting new colors from playing with new people, but I think that colors should be able to be chosen without having to earn them (or maybe give 5 or 6 options to start with and then specialty colors can be unlocked).
Overall it is an amazing game, very unique. Great job!
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- Seabaa, Inc.
- 29.1 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2014 Seabaa, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Full Game Unlock $2.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.