The seas are beautiful and deadly in Chillingo's new game Abyss Attack. All the creatures in the deep are out to get you, and all you have for defense is a heavily armed submersible. Although, you are sort of shooting everything in sight. It's possible the luminous sea life is just defending itself, you monster.

This is a top-down scrolling shooter with an array of glowing creatures, some of which can fire projectiles, and others that simply try to swarm you. Every so often there is a boss battle, but you just go on fighting until the inevitable happens and you die. Each run is a little different, but the bosses still pop up. Along the way you earn gems and find other valuables that can be used to upgrade your sub to become even more formidable.

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The visuals are staggeringly beautiful in Abyss Attack with smooth otherworldly animations and cool lighting effects. It looks awesome. In-app purchases are not so awesome, but Abyss Attack actually seems to do an okay job here. There is just the one main currency type (gems), which you earn a lot of by playing the game. The gems are used to buy upgrades and powers, but you can also get bundles of gems and power ups with real money. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing any game data syncing, though there is support for Google Play games.

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