Yesterday, one-man indie developer Chaotic Box released Silverfish MAX, the super-sized iPad version of its excellent retro-inspired arcade game Silverfish which was previously only available for the the iPhone. Not only does this release bring all the fast-paced neon space bug action of the original to the iPad’s larger screen, but it also adds iCADE support, allowing lucky iCADE owners to play this “retro reborn” title in true classic gaming fashion.

If you are not familiar with the original iPhone release, I highly recommend reading my full review in which I said that Silverfish “will challenge your fingers in a flurry of fun”. Always in motion, players control their Silverfish by flicking up, down left and right anywhere on the screen to change direction, avoiding enemies, charging POW and tapping 2 fingers to activate power ups. Silverfish MAX features 4 gameplay modes, each with their own Game Center leaderboards and loads of achievements:

  • Reaper Mode – Charge your POW and avoid enemies with the awesome Time Shock power up. Earn MAX POW and turn the tables on your foes!
  • Onslaught Mode – Destroy waves of enemies as quickly as possible to avoid overwhelming swarms. Drive up your score multiplier to rack up points and earn extra lives.
  • Scavenger Mode – Keep your POW from draining by destroying enemies and collecting tasty Protons.
  • Haste Mode – A constant race to max out your POW and defeat your foes. Full-on intense action right out of the gate!

As I already mentioned, Silverfish MAX, was released on the App Store yesterday for $2.99, but you now have the opportunity to win a FREE copy of your own. Frank Condello, the man behind Chaotic Box, was kind enough to give us some promo codes to giveaway to our readers. See the rules below for means of entry and remember this is an iPad-only title, so PLEASE ONLY ENTER IF YOU OWN AN iPAD.

How can you win?

There are three ways to participate in. the giveaway, each will earn you ONE entry to win a code, see the terms and conditions below:

Terms and Conditions

  1. Follow @OTGGamer (or @AppAddictnet) AND tweet the following message:
    I want AppAddict and Chaotic Box to Super Size my Silverfish! – #iPad #SilverfishMAX“  
    Note: Tweeting multiple times WILL NOT increase your chances to win, only your first tweet will count toward the contest, so no need to spam your followers.
  2. Leave a comment below, saying why you’d like to win a copy.
  3. “Like” the page on Facebook and leave a comment on the post for THIS contest.

Each method above will earn you one entry into the contest for the promo codes, regardless of method of entry, you are only eligible to win one promo code per person. Don’t worry, your email address is not visible to anyone but us and will only be used to contact you regarding this contest.

The giveaway will run until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday July 31, 2011.

Winners are selected at random using These promocodes will work worldwide.