Ok. Everyone by now should know that I love all types of games. Action, Puzzle, Racing, RPG, Fighting, Sports, Console, Handheld, PC, Mobile…….You get the idea. Anyway, I DO have some genres of games I like over others. One of them being SHMUPS (shoot-em-ups). To be honest, SHMUPS just seem to work really well on mobile.
Segway aside, a new game by Xie Yunbin just released on the App Store under Appsolute Games called, Pixel Craft Space Shooter and so far, I couldn’t be happier with it.
If you haven’t figured it out by the title, Pixel Craft Space Shooter is a SHMUP with beautifully chunky pixel art. There’s isn’t any story to the game, but let’s be honest, do we really need one? The biggest thing you need to worry about in SHMUPS are the controls and I’m happy to inform you that the controls are customizable and delicious. The other big thing (for me at least) are upgrades and copy/paste the last sentence, they are customizable and delicious.
PCSS has 8 different environments each with their own unique boss ranging from Tetris themed areas, to a music themed one. The developer did a great job with the character and level design in this game. There are over 30 different ships to buy and collect that are just as unique as the environments. Not to mention there are power-ups, over 10 “super weapons” and everything is upgradable. The game is packed to the gills with things to play for.
I’m still pretty early in the game, but from what I’ve played so far, I have no problem saying that Pixel Craft Space Shooter is well worth the download. The game is F2P, so there’s nothing stopping you from picking up this gem.