By True Axis
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The award winning, top down, arcade, knuckle busting, shoot 'em up by PomPom is now available for iOS. Space Tripper (AKA Astro Tripper) has 14 challenging levels across 4 diverse worlds, with loads of enemies and huge boss battles.
WARNING: This game will challenge you!
PC Gamer - "Game of Distinction Award"
EDGE magazine - "Winner of the Excellence award 2001"
Macworld - "2001 Game Hall of Fame - Best retro game with a twist"
TouchArcade - 4.5/5
PC Gamer - 92% - "Game of Distinction Award"
Blast anything that moves. Powerful Blue Lasers and Red Spread Lasers come equipped, so use both weapons tactically to get through tricky situations. Power up your weapons with power crystals dropped by destroyed enemies.
Loads of Enemies. Zippy UFOS. Fat Motherships. Tanks. Choppers. Slimy Slug creatures. Alien Insects. Aztec structures brimming with electricity. And of course, Big Bosses!
- 14 levels
- 4 worlds
- Vibrant 3D visuals and fx
- Unlockable game modes
In Campaign mode, go to the pause menu, and tap the top left corner, then bottom right corner, then top right corner, then bottom left corner. This will bring up the cheat menu. As soon as you enable a cheat, all leaderboards, achievements and progress saving will be disabled until game over, or quit.
Note: Space Tripper users OpenFeint for leaderboards and achievements. OpenFeint will be going offline on December 14th 2012 which may disrupt this functionality.
What's New in Version 1.1.0
- Relative Touch Controls Added
- Easy Mode Added
- Auto Tilt Calibration Option Added
Brilliant port of a great game
Space Tripper/Astro Tripper has been around on various platforms for about a decade now, and it's made the transition to iOS beautifully.
The tilt control is very precise and responsive, and you can adjust the sensitivity and center position to your liking. This is my preferred method of control on the iPhone, as I find the touch control much too cramped and fiddly on the small screen. The larger iPad screen is much better for touch control, though I'm still on the fence about which I like better.
Changing the game to use auto fire was also a good choice. I was skeptical at first, but I can assure you it doesn't make the game too easy. It will, however, prolong the life of the cartilage in your wrist. Anybody that has played the PS3 version at any length is no doubt familiar with the lingering pain.
If you're into old-fashioned arcade-style shooters that don't cajole you with in-app-purchase nonsense, this is a must buy.
Space Tripper is a tough-as-nails shooter. The default difficulty is rather high, which limits accessibility for more casual gamers like myself. Luckily, the developers included an "Infinite Lives" cheat that really opens the game up for novices, while still maintaining the integrity of the high scoring system. Games played with cheats enabled do not count towards high scores, which is a fair compromise in my opinion.
Space Tripper is a beautiful, yet punishing top-down shooter. Don't let the lack of downloads and reviews fool you, this is one of the App Store's hidden gems. If you enjoy a challenge, and are willing to pay the price of admission you'll be treated to one of the best shooters on iOS. After a few playthroughs the tilt controls become second nature, and you'll be locked-in and adroitly maneuvering your space ship around the levels. I highly recommend this space trip!
Needs Custom Music ability -
I've been playing Astro Tripper (space Tripper) for a year or two now on different consoles. Love the gameplay, graphics, everything rocks! But one thing they would let you do on different platforms is listen to your own music while playing. They used to incorporate it into the game!
PLEASE FIX THIS. I would love to rock out to my own music while destroying my enemies!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 08, 2011
- Version: 1.1.0
- Size: 36.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TRUE AXIS PTY LTD
- © 2011 PomPom. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.