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9/10 - AppAdvice
Bronze Award - PocketGamer

Pilot the Starseed and perform bombing runs on massive dreadnoughts in the depths of space. Each vanquished dreadnought brings a new Starseed form and new weapon types.

- 9 Playable Starseeds!
- 9 Huge dreadnoughts to defeat!
- Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements!
- Old-skool arcade presentation and effects!
- 9 amazing chip tunes from @FracturesAudio!
- Risk reward bullet grazing combo system to master!

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What's New

Version 1.0.8

Thanks for playing Starseed!

New in this update:

- MFi controller support (enabled via the Settings menu - bottom left of the splash screen)
- Better messaging for the Pause menu (tap the top of the screen while playing)
- The sensitivity slider is now in both the Pause and Settings menu.
- Lots more smaller tweaks.

What's in the next update then Shane eh?

- Full iPad support!

Extra bonus words!

- You can also play Starseed as a horizontal shmup! Simply rotate your device. !:O

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Fun pixel space shooter

Britain W.

I dig this game. I always wanted a whole game like that one level of R-Type where you have to methodically take out a giant enemy cruiser. This is sort of like that.

You fly over the big ships shooting the enemy fighters, and eventually when you've done enough damage, you focus on the turrets and other appendages of the big ship. The remnants of the enemy forces are still trying to get payback while this is going on. When you take them all out, then you escape while avoiding debris. It's a little tough but gets more satisfying once you get some power ups.

I liked all the little tributes to hard rock, metal, and industrial bands and musicians in the ship names too.

Classic Shmup Goodness!


Been meaning to add rating so here it is. If you like classic vertical/side-scrolling shoot-em-ups then this is a love letter to your gaming soul! Challenging, unapologetically retro, and feature rich with plenty of content! Easily worth the price of entry and almost criminal to pass up while it's free!

Average "retro" shooter


It isn't bad. Your worst enemies are your fingers and anything that can obscure your sight.
Enemies will come from everywhere. It's sometimes hard to see or avoid them.
The graphics are barely NES quality and suffer from the "retro is COOL!" idea that has been done to death.
This has some good ideas, but nothing really sets it apart.


Shane McCafferty
43.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Shane McCafferty


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