Sep 2, 2011
Star Blitz is a game for geeks. Basically an upgrade from classic arcade shooters, Star Blitz beefs up the graphics and controls to give mobile gamers a fun experience blowing things up in space. Original space shooters used to be relatively simple. Users had a little ship that moved left and right and sometimes up and down, but the missions never changedâ€”destroy everything coming from the top of the screen. Star Blitz has the same premise, but the ultimate objective is more about collecting items and E-Money to beef up your ship, and head back into space to blow more things up.
Star Blitz utilizes touch-screen joysticks similar to that of the Xbox and Playstation platforms. The touch-screen joysticks that Star Blitz utilizes are intuitive and simple to use. The left stick moves your ship, while the right stick is the firing device. The controls on this game are very well executed, and users will enjoy them.
That Star Blitz is free is perhaps its greatest downfall and success at the same time. Like many apps, Star Blitz interacts with Facebook, allowing users to save data online and get wingmen that will help to blow up space-stuff. It also utilizes OpenFeint for social gaming features like friends and achievements. A feature that always seems to bother me on web-based games, however, is the integration of other services that enhance gameplay. For example, Star Blitz gamers have the opportunity to sign up for other services to gain â€œSpace Cash,â€ which can be spent in the store to beef up their ship. Although it can be frustrating to run into advertisements for other services, Star Blitz prevents the ads from impacting gameplay, and easily allows users to return to the gaming screen when clicking on such adsâ€”not too high a price for a free game.
Overall, Star Blitz is a blast that I could easily see myself playing to kill some time. It has a cool soundtrack, offers advanced space-shooter game-play for mobile devices, and incorporates awesome social features. I highly recommend this game to all the space junkies out there looking for a fun time blowing things up out in the stars.