Inspired by classic arcade games such as Defender and Asteroids, the basic idea is to stop multiple waves of enemy bacteria from snatching away your last few remaining cells that are located in the center of the screen. However, there are also some bacteria who are intent on destroying you - so you must destroy them first. If you succeed in lasting 60 seconds then you will be rewarded with a further cell to protect on the next wave, and so on...

When played on a touchscreen, Bacteria™ Arcade Edition also features a two-player ‘cocktail’ mode - played like a retro cocktail table arcade game in which two players face each other and cooperate to save the cells and defeat the invading bacteria.


* Vector graphics and particle effects.
* Up to 4 simultaneous players.
* Achievements and leaderboards.
* Classic 60hz retro arcade game action with addictive gameplay.
* Emergency hyperspace button!
* Weapon powerups!
* Two player simultaneous 'cocktail' play mode.
* Joypad support.
* Keyboard support.
* Two different touch control methods individually selectable per player.

Warning: This is a strangely addictive game retro classic-style arcade game for one or four players!

It has great music - be prepared to have it's tunes fixed inside your head.

This game starts off slowly, but by wave 4 the game is frantic, lots of chaotic action that keeps you on your toes.

If you like this game. please rate it and leave a comment. As an indie developer your support is greatly appreciated. Thankyou for your help! If you don't like something in the game, please email me at and tell me why. I want to hear your feedback and comments so I can continue to make this game better.

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What's New

Version 4.34

Complete re-write with vector graphics, particle effects, rave dance music, no level breaks, more intense!


SinisterSoft Limited
27.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 SinisterSoft Limited


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