App description: IMPORTANT NOTE: This game requires an iPhone 4S / iPad 2 / iPod Touch 5 or above Earlier devices are not supported. Now optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+!

Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace is a colorful space opera set in an 80s cartoon universe: spacefaring dinosaurs have declared war on mankind and only the Proton Riders - an oddball group of superpilots - can save us from certain defeat!

Ace Ferrara is a military cadet who just scored the most prestigious internship in the galaxy: aboard the Proton Riders' flagship Discordia. However, between escorting coffee freighters and manning the fax machine, Ace soon discovers that being an intern among his heroes isn't quite what he dreamed it would be. Step into Ace Ferrara's shoes, meet cybernetically augmented cats, daredevil adventurers and the enigmatic Double-Doctor Proton, and work yourself up from lowly intern to galactic hero!

Both the plot and actual features of the game truly reveal the amount of heart and soul that was poured into it. - AppAdvice (5/5 stars, Game of the Week)

Strike huge capital ships, patrol the depths of unknown solar systems, navigate mine fields and take out enemy aces in frantic dogfights! Master five different ships - from light scouts to heavy bombers - and fly alongside the galaxy's hottest pilots, colorful commentary included.

Rocket through the upper atmosphere of a gas giant, hyperjump into a stormy space nebula, or take out a dinosaur installation in close orbit around a red supergiant. If you have an iPhone 5 or better, the environments are even animated: stars twinkle, lightning crashes, and planetary ring systems shimmer in the pale light of a white dwarf.

From nefarious dino royalty to the obligatory smart-alec kid and her dog, "Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace" is chock-full of 80s cartoon tropes. Over 50 scripted dialogue scenes and briefings advance the story between missions.

"Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace"'s gameplay has been carefully designed to feel great on your touchscreen! Steering is restricted to left/right, but barrel rolling and other maneuvers more than make up for the missing degrees of freedom: Hit the afterburner to get close to your enemy, circle around them, guns blazing, or take them out with your missiles, all while keeping a close eye on your ship's different shield quadrants!

Collect Game Center Achievements, sync your game progress via iCloud, and explore the universe with your MFi gamepad!
02-21-2015, 07:02 AM
Don't understand why this game isn't a top game in the App Store. It's got enough quality to be a full console release.
02-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Too much great competition, and being a story-driven game with a bit of a slow start, I think it needs players to hang in there for a while before they get their payoff. That makes it hard to pitch to new players, journalists and the App Store editorial team alike.
Aside from a "Best New Games" in position #25 at launch, the game never got featured by Apple, and even though most of the press that ran stories really liked it, a few dozen articles/reviews aren't enough to make a meaningful amount of sales (it only sold a couple thousand units in total).

Which is why it's really cool to hear from people that enjoy it, every once in a while.

Current game: "Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace" - nefarious dinosaurs, daredevil adventurers and cybernetic cats!
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