Attack planet Earth from the bridge of your flying saucer!
Warm up your alien death ray by blasting asteroids as your crew approach Earth, then take out the humans' satellites to break their internet - but watch out for incoming ballistic missiles! After making atmospheric re-entry, wreak havoc and destruction upon the nearest city for maximum points before the humans finally manage to shoot down your saucer - the best scores from each level will be kept to determine the baddest alien in the galaxy.
Designed to work with Google Cardboard and similar VR headsets in a side-by-side 3D mode, but can also be played as a regular full-screen game using motion controls (physically move your device around to steer your laser's crosshair onto targets).
Extra care has been taken to ensure that VR Earth Attack is a superb experience for a VR newbie. During the opening level, the player is totally safe and can get adjusted to the intuitive "gaze to shoot" mechanic - there is no need to have a button on your headset (although if you have one, it can be used to select a highlighted item on the Options Menu rather than having to tap the screen). The second level introduces a slow but genuine threat from incoming ICBM missiles to gently increase the pressure on the player, with orbiting satellites coming from the sides. The final level is pure chaos, with an added sense of movement and sounds of the jet fighters racing past. Although players are destined to die during this suicide run, as their skill improves so will their survival time and score!
Looking straight down will reveal the options menu, including a graphical detail setting and gyro drift correction. Press the headset button or tap the screen to activate any highlighted option, including switching off VR mode which switches from the side-by-side view to a regular full-screen one.
No adverts, time-locks or in-app purchases, buy once and play forever.
FIXED: Disappearing cockpit on the city level for iPhone 5 and earlier devices. Thanks to Adele Geary for reporting it.
Ratings and Reviews
Okay graphics in Full stereoscopic 3D. Earth invasion mode doesn't last long enough. The alien copilot doesn't do much but sit there. Good music might add to the effect.
Cool game, but...
I think it could have been developed more. I think the coolest part of the game is seeing earth from outer space while chilling out with your alien comrades. It would have been better if there were more missions in outer space. Also, the crosshairs for your laser are a bit small and require precise aiming at small targets on the screen; in that sense it's unlike other vr shooters.
Overall, great game. I just hope for an update in the future.
- Neal Jones
- 118 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2015 Neal Jones Games
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.