Apr 9, 2010
The graphics are nice and one thing I did appreciate is that while using the touch screen to control my ship it positions my ship slightly above where I touch so that I can actually see it. Genius! I say that tongue in cheek as too many other developers decide to hide my ship from me. The sound effects are pretty decent too. However, the game seems to suffer from a bit of jerkiness... just enough to be annoying. The graphics also seem to use a very primitive collision detection as it's almost as if circular objects have a square around them based on how objects are hit... very unsmooth. And the words that appear use this font that isn't spaced properly which isn't a show stopper, but is a nuisance and screams amateur.
Back to the plus side, is that the game features several different power-ups that add some interest to the game along with shields and little starts to collect after destroying the larger enemies. The game is presently on sale in the Android Market for $1.49 and, as stated, has a lite version that provides the first level of the game for free. It's a game that has potential... fix the smoothness issues, make the collision detection look better, fix the font, and all in all polish this game up and it could be a winner. For now it's just average... 3/5 stars.
by Alster at 3:51 AM