In Space Ace you play the heroic Ace who must stop the evil Commander Borf from taking over the Earth! Borf plans to reduce all of humankind to infants and take over the planet. Only two people have the courage and strength to stop Borf and save Earth: the beautiful Kimberly and the heroic Ace. But as they approach Borf’s stronghold, Ace is hit by the Infanto Ray, changing him into a child, and Kimberly is kidnapped by the evil madman. Armed with only a laser gun, Ace must find and destroy the Infanto Ray, rescue Kimberly and save the Earth.
The fate of Earth is in your hands!
This release of Don Bluth’s legendary animated arcade game features video transferred directly from the stunning high definition master, delivering the sharpest images and most vibrant colors ever – far better than the original laserdisc release.
Simply press on the direction pad to guide Ace in the right direction or fire your laser gun and blast those aliens away.
Don Bluth and his production teams are the creative genius behind such beloved classics as The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail and Anastasia to name but a few.
We hope you enjoy Space Ace!
Space Ace has been updated to ensure continued iOS compatibility. We've also updated the UI and fixed up some pesky bugs.
Happy Retro Gaming!
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome game from an ex imagineer at Disney Don Bluth — so cool Disney style all over it — dropped a lot of quarters on the real one back in the day
Ok, shocked to see this as an app. And was worried about how bad it was going to be. Great job with the port!!! True to the arcade original on all skill levels. Yes I wasted thousands of quarters when this game was in the arcades, and loved it when you had a very large group of people standing just watching you play. The ones who say it is a stupid or bad game, that's ok, we old-school arcade gamers understand that you were just the jealous ones in the crowd because you couldn't do it yourself. For those that say there isn't enough control, true, but the game was never meant to be anything more than it is. You interact with the movie at key points to progress. You have to remember.. This game was a pioneer in the video game industry along with the dragon's lair series, they showed how video could be manipulated thru a users decisions. It paved the way! This game was out at a time when other arcade games were still using blocky sprites (q-Bert) as an example. If you can't appreciate how far ahead of it's time this game was, then those of us that do feel bad for you. Again, great port of the arcade, bring on dragon's lair and princess Daphne (move over princess toadstool.. Marios girl ain't got nothing on you!)
Fantastic reliving of the original with one caveat.
Space Ace is a wonderful throwback to the Laserdisc original game from the 80s and in that sense it's absolutely fantastic. It continues to be beautiful and highly entertaining. The dynamic is as simple as the original: You watch a clip of film which provides a visual clue and you interact to continue to the next clip or fail and see an alternative clip. For those who are not familiar with this kind of "game", it's more like a highly enjoyable and beautifully animated, interactive movie.
The one caveat is that unlike the original, you have to actually look at the controls in order to use them, as they are not physical controllers but virtual. This does not necessarily detract much from one's enjoyment and actually makes it a bit easier to get through some of those tough parts (at times too easy), particularly those I had more trouble with in the original, but it does keep you from being fully engrossed in the wonderful artwork and animation of the movie itself as your attention is elsewhere.
Still, it continues to be a beautiful and highly enjoyable experience. Enjoy!!!
- Dragon's Lair LLC
- 2.3 GB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2017 Dragon's Lair LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.