App Review: Starfighter by Philip Alldredge
Starfighter by Philip Alldredge is a great game for any fans of the old game “Galaga.” This is a very simple 2D shooter game. You can move your ship back and forth by tilting your iPod/iPhone from side to side. You can fire by touching anywhere on the screen. The enemies shoot at you and try to drop bombs on you. If you get shot, run into a bomb, or hit an enemy ship, you will lose a life. You have 4 lives and you get a new life for every 10,000 points you earn.
You earn points by shooting the enemy ships down and avoiding their bombs. The longer you stay alive, the stronger the enemies get. There also gets to be more and more of the enemy ships as you go on. The longer you survive for and the more ships you destroy, the higher your score will be. You can view all of you high scores after you complete a game.
There are 2 different power ups you can get: increase fire rate and shield. The increase fire rate is red and the shield is blue. Both are very helpful.
Starfighter has exceptional graphics and great controls. It is a simple game, but it will still keep you occupied for hours on end.
Starfighter is available in the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
Developer’s website: www.philipalldredge.com