The earth is threatened by an alien fleet! It is up to you, a brave human with balls of steel to save it from annihilation by piloting the Procyon, a completely untested ship that can blow up if it gets hit by "anything harder than a punch". Navigate through the 5 levels trying to repel the alien fleet and destroy their point of origin. Your weapons are an array of bullets, a beam that can somewhat bend to target a single enemy and a shield that temporarily also strengthens your weapons, which is a somewhat interesting mechanic. Note that you can alternate between landscape and portait view depending on what appeals more to you. Overall it is a pleasant game for some casual retro fun, in my opinion.
+ Old school arcade action
+ Over the top voice acting, which is pretty amusing
+ Writing is funny at times
+ Difficulty scales well
+ 4 modes to choose from (arcade/survival/attrition/practice)
- Ship movement can be a bit sluggish
- No ship upgrades or powerups
- Short (only 5 levels), counts for length on replayability in other modes/difficulties
Warning: If you play with a mouse and keyboard, lenghty sessions can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Take it easy.
Posted: February 27th, 2014