Alien Space Retro
By Owens Rodriguez
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The best space shooter in the App Store is now Retro! Inspired by classic arcade games, Alien Space Retro combines the best of old and new, bringing dual-stick shooter gameplay to a new level. Your mission: Pilot your ship into the heart of enemy space and destroy anything that gets in your way.
The game features:
-amazing retro-inspired graphics
-upgradeable ship systems and weapons
-multiple weapon types to choose from
-30 campaign levels
-Normal and Hard difficulty levels
-leaderboards and achievements through Game Center
-silky smooth controls
-listen to your iTunes music while you play
-new gameplay modes and weapons available through in-app purchases
The challenge: Unlike other shooters where the best the enemy AI can do is to run into you, Alien Space Retro offers a wide variety of enemies wielding the same weapons available to you, and then some. Blasters, lasers, tractor beams, missiles, photon torpedos… they'll throw everything they can at you. Are you up to the task?
What are people saying?
"It’s not easy releasing a new game into a genre that is literally flooded with great games, but Alien Space managed to hold its own against the competition with excellent controls, interesting enemies, cool weapons, and a great upgrade system"
"Those charismatic new visuals may be the main selling point, but the gameplay is as fun, frantic, and satisfying as ever."
"Alien Space Retro’s strength comes not just from its aesthetically-pleasing vector graphics, but also its gameplay, which is at times deeper than other dual-stick shooters."
"Fantastic atmosphere, great sounds, and visual effects" - (5 stars)
"This game is top shelf, most stuff in the app store does not even compare. More games like this one need to be made" - (5 stars)
"If you like Dual Stick Space Shooters, this is one you should get" - (5 stars)
What's New in Version 3.2
A more methodical dual stick
This is less hectic than the dual shooter. At first, I was a bit frustrated by having to wait for the ammo to replenish. But there is no need to constantly spam fire. A touch of patience goes a long way.
Don't get me wrong, the game is far from slow, and the controls are as responsive as one would hope for this sort of game.
There are some nice touches, I really like the look of the ship. It reminds me of the old vector graphics arcade box, Ripoff. Using characters like *******------- for status bars is also a nice small touch.
Overall this is a slick title. Worth the purchase.
Favorite dual stick
Well paced, with a little more strategy and more danger than other dual stick games I've played. Love that you have to use the obstacles as cover and manage your weapons and resources.
A sequel would be great (maybe with increased difficulty). Not much replay value.
I love this shoot em up game. Great controls awesome graphics and weapons, and the game runs nice and smooth. Thanks for the iPod 5 support!!
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 06, 2013
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 16.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Owens Rodriguez
- © 2011 Owens Rodriguez
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- Weapon Pack$1.99
- Game Mode: Lost in Space$0.99
- Light Weapon: Proton Beam$0.99
- Light Weapon: Lightning Gun$0.99
- Game Mode: Defender$0.99
- Heavy Weapon: Cluster Missile$0.99
- Heavy Weapon: Cutter$0.99
- Heavy Weapon: Swarm Missiles$0.99