Destructopus developer GlitchSoft tries its hand at the 2D run-and-gun shooter genre with Star Marine: Infinite Ammo, which launched today in the iTunes App Store.

GlitchSoft cites inspiration from genre classics like Contra and Metal Slug, and a couple of scenes in the trailer above are direct take-offs on boss encounters from Contra III, in particular. Not a bad first impression!

The issue of touchscreen controls looms large, however, as this is a genre that historically requires quick and precise player input. The floaty jumps and unique twin-stick setup should hopefully minimize any potential control hiccups.

Star Marine: Infinite Ammo is priced at $2.99.