Space Brothers

Retro style shoot 'em up with cool graphics

(9/10)

Review

Date: 23.04.2018 Author: Jay

Space Brothers for iOS aims to be a retro classic style arcade game, and succeeds nicely. This one has simple mechanics and addictive play, with some cool visuals to match. This is a gamer's game, through and through.

Space Brothers is cool, plain and simple. The app presents in landscape mode to deliver a side scrolling aerial dogfight. The mechanics are actually fairly stationary, featuring the back of an aircraft with a gunner blasting big bad guns at approaching enemy planes. Just shoot all the bad guys outta the sky before they take you down. The action is fast-paced and dynamic, yet sticks close to its retro roots. There are cool power ups to earn, fantastically dazzling weaponry, and addictive play.

The controls employ screen taps and slides to bring on the thunder, and they functioned nicely, adding to the addictive mechanics in play. The graphics are highly detailed and refined. A lot of work went into making them look retro and authentic. The animation is excellent, with smooth renders that maintain the overall classic feel. There's a lot of satisfying explosions and gunfire that are sure to entertain and captivate. The sounds are classic MIDI style, and punctuated the play, rounding out the game nicely.

Space Brothers has a lot going for it and is sure to entertain gamers of all ages and skill levels.

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