Nov 17, 2015
For an arcade style air shooter, one might just wanna give Sky Squad a go.
It is presented in portrait, with vibrant colors serving as the background. The control system is finger dragging, which allows the player to feel like he/she is immersed in the animations
The plane that the player controls starts at the bottom of the screen, flying forward. As noted, the plane is controlled by one’s finger. The idea is to guide the plane within the confines of the playing area, and to avoid obstacles. As one would expect, the obstacles are never too far away, and it starts out with waves of tick-like aliens that dive in from the top.
Thankfully, our plane has a built-in weapon that auto-shoots; thus, the idea is to use the finger to direct the plane and its firing towards an appropriate target, which generally have life bars. These enemies generally destroy by contact, too, so part of the control process is avoiding the aliens. There are bosses, too, and as expected, one has to be extra crafty to get by the bosses.
The cool thing is that blasting the aliens releases coins and boosts; the former is important with regards to upgrading the ship and related attributes, while the latter are great for increasing longevity of a run. Boosts include arcade staples such as coin magnets, temporary invulnerability, additional firepower and more.
The game incorporates leveling too, allowing one to build stronger planes, increase the efficacy of boosts and even
When it’s all said and done, it is an easy game to get into. The core gameplay is mostly intuitive, and it even manages to be fun even while being engaging. The freemium method is a bit aggressive in this one, but it is possible to play without using real cash.
Worth a look.