By Jorge Hernandez
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Spacewalking for iPhone and iPod touch 3rd gen and above.
Appadvice: "The level of detail and realism is extraordinary, and you won't find anything else like it on the App Store"
Toucharcade: "I'm going home, There is the Moon, There is North America, Let's aim for South Carolina and hope for the best"
Pocketgamer: "Astronaut: Spacewalk is described as "a highly realistic astronaut jetpack simulator" which, let's be honest, sounds cool as hell."
iFanzine: "There’s no doubting that Astronaut: Spacewalk is one of the most difficult iOS games to get into, but once you survive the learning phase, you might be surprised at how hooked you are."
Modojo: "Astronaut simulator takes players to final frontier"
Slidetoplay: "Maybe the realistic-looking iOS simulator Astronaut: SpaceWalk will help inspire tomorrow's private-sector astronauts."
Playscifi: "I’d like you all to know that I think it’s a wonderfully authentic game (real spacewalkers may beg to differ), one that is as much as simulation of orbital space manoeuvring as it is a casual zero-gravity obstacle course."
The-app-shack: "Astronaut Spacewalk is really less of a game, and more of a challenging experience."
Astronaut Spacewalk is a highly realistic astronaut jetpack simulator. Fly the Manned Manouvering Unit from the Space Shuttle cargo bay to several satellites, align into position to make repairs and dock back into the Shuttle.
Fly the jetpack in 20 daring missions where you have to rendezvous with different satellites from the smaller TDRS and Solar Maximum, medium sized like the Magellan and Galileo probes, to the big Skylab, Hubble telescope and russian MIR station.
Up for a Challenge?
Pretty to look at but difficult to master. Flying in space is not like flying a plane. A small wrong movement can send you in a collision path and the stress of how to quickly recover while keeping the valuable electricity and fuel resources.
Challenge yourself to master Inertial Flight in space where there is no up or down and there is nowhere to hang on to if you loose control.
The difference between life and death is the oxygen in your suit and the nitrogen in your jetpack.
It might be beautiful but who said that floating in space was easy?
- For a better experience read the "Operation Manual"
- Note that the control buttons are not the crosses. The buttons are the empty spaces between the crosses.
What's New in Version 1.1
Updated loading options.
Modified Mission background Music.
Added Space Centre screen
A Wonderful Space Sim
I just finished the game and I had great time with it. I thought the controls, although there is some time required to learn them, were the right ones for this game. For the finesse needed to make minor course corrections (over steering in this game will almost always send you spinning out of control), a virtual/D-pad would have needed to be the size of the screen (and I played it on a iPad). This is a game where a steady hand and patience is required to make it through a level.
The funnest part of this game was trying to accomplish a mission while rotating in the 3 orthogonal axes. If I payed attention to the background too closely, I found it easy to become disorientated. I'll never be an astronaut, but this app allowed me to have a fun time pretending.
What happened to the demo version that took place in the pool? I was able to re-download it from itunes purchase history but it is nowhere to be found in search. I think this app is slightly overpriced but I want to support future sim apps like it. The controls become 2nd nature if you take 10 minutes. It's not for everyone though. You need to understand pitch/yaw/roll and how movement works in comparison to the packs jets. Great app make more! Make an ISS sim too! For a real challenge put your suit into spin gimbal lock and then get out of it without using the null boosters... Lost in space! Make no mistake your suit jets will spin you, the technique is to go one way then double tap and move. The null button is great but you are limited in using it.
Ignore the people saying this is too hard and needs analog sticks. The innovative control system works perfectly, and this game took me a whole 5 minutes to get the hang of and maybe 20 to get good at. Once you get to that point, it's an extremely rewarding and fun simulator, and pretty realistic as well.
I love playing this on my iPod Touch. I'd say the only thing wrong with it is it needs a Mac version too!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 03, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 50.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jorge Hernandez
- © Jorge Hernandez
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.