• Publisher: True Axis
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 35.1 MB
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Price: $3.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (9)
App description: The award winning, top down, arcade, knuckle busting, shoot 'em up by PomPom is now available for iOS. Space Tripper (AKA Astro Tripper) has 14 challenging levels across 4 diverse worlds, with loads of enemies and huge boss battles.

WARNING: This game will challenge you!

AWARDS:
PC Gamer - "Game of Distinction Award"
EDGE magazine - "Winner of the Excellence award 2001"
Macworld - "2001 Game Hall of Fame - Best retro game with a twist"

REVIEWS:
TouchArcade - 4.5/5
PC Gamer - 92% - "Game of Distinction Award"

GAMEPLAY:
Blast anything that moves. Powerful Blue Lasers and Red Spread Lasers come equipped, so use both weapons tactically to get through tricky situations. Power up your weapons with power crystals dropped by destroyed enemies.

ENEMIES:
Loads of Enemies. Zippy UFOS. Fat Motherships. Tanks. Choppers. Slimy Slug creatures. Alien Insects. Aztec structures brimming with electricity. And of course, Big Bosses!

FEATURES:
- 14 levels
- 4 worlds
- Vibrant 3D visuals and fx
- Achievements
- Leaderboards
- Unlockable game modes

CHEATS
In Campaign mode, go to the pause menu, and tap the top left corner, then bottom right corner, then top right corner, then bottom left corner. This will bring up the cheat menu. As soon as you enable a cheat, all leaderboards, achievements and progress saving will be disabled until game over, or quit.

Note: Space Tripper users OpenFeint for leaderboards and achievements. OpenFeint will be going offline on December 14th 2012 which may disrupt this functionality.

currymutton's comments:
Well the wait is over...

TouchArcade Front Page Review: http://toucharcade.com/2011/11/21/space-tripper-review/

12-08-2011, 05:09 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Croatia
Posts: 247
Best update ever!!! Touch control works perfect and I think that game is much easyer to play with it. So I'll stick with "old fashion" tilt control and use touch only when playing it on my back! And BIG thanks for adding auto-tilt!!! ... And easy mode rocks!

And... Did I say already how much this game rocks!?
Go grab this gem... now you don't have any excuses

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12-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 88
I haven't tried it on my iPad yet, but I don't care for the touch control on iPhone. It isn't precise enough, and I block too much of the screen with my fingers. But that's okay, because I like the tilt control just fine. I'm guessing touch control will feel a bit better on the larger iPad screen.

12-08-2011, 05:52 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 959
Ok, as everybody seems to already know, Space Tripper 1.1 is out now.

The update includes:
- Relative touch controls
- Easy mode (More lives, and you don't restart at the beginning of a level)
- Auto calibrate tilt option
- Easier to access manual tilt calibration

Quote:
Originally Posted by db2 View Post
I haven't tried it on my iPad yet, but I don't care for the touch control on iPhone. It isn't precise enough, and I block too much of the screen with my fingers. But that's okay, because I like the tilt control just fine. I'm guessing touch control will feel a bit better on the larger iPad screen.
You can tweak the sensitivity of the touch controls in the options menu, however, the less sensitive(more precise) you make it, the more trouble you will probably have with your fingers blocking the view. I like to put it on full sensitivity my self.

Touch definitely works much better on iPad where your fingers don't get in the way, and you have a lot more room to drag the ship.

I enjoy playing with the touch controls my self on both devices, but I feel more comfortable with tilt, except when laying down, when touch definitely wins.
12-08-2011, 06:05 PM
Yeah I tried the touch controls on my iPod, and do not like them at all. I know it's because I just love the tilt controls, and it feels funny, but hopefully I'll be able to get more comfortable with it so I can play in bed and in the car.

Anyway, just wanted to say that I think you did the touch controls perfectly (yeah, even though I don't like em), and that they do not really have any advantage over tilt controls, which is what I was really worried about (aside from taking away from the tilt gameplay, which now, for me, getting right and good at through practice is a big reason I love the game so much) - but it seems that the touch controls will also take some practice, and aclimation, and hopefully those of you who do end up using the touch controls will end up loving this game as much as those of us who love the tilt controls because of it.

So yes, FANTASTIC job with everything. Thank you for the best game I've ever had the pleasure of playing of my iPod. =oD

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12-08-2011, 08:02 PM
Hey, thanks for the update.

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12-09-2011, 07:06 PM
I'm waiting for more touch control feedbacks on iPhone before I buy.

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12-09-2011, 07:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by masvil View Post
I'm waiting for more touch control feedbacks on iPhone before I buy.
Its great. I recommend this game even more now!
12-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by masvil View Post
I'm waiting for more touch control feedbacks on iPhone before I buy.
I know my impressions don't mean jack to you... But it's moved it's way up into the #1 spot on my best games of 2011 list, knocking some incredible games out of the way... (and yeah, I play a LOT of games... 5,000+ in iTunes on my PC, spending roughly $60 or more a month on iOS games...)

My life (aside from my family) is iOS gaming... But whatever... =oP

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12-09-2011, 07:25 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
I know my impressions don't mean jack to you... But it's moved it's way up into the #1 spot on my best games of 2011 list, knocking some incredible games out of the way... (and yeah, I play a LOT of games... 5,000+ in iTunes on my PC, spending roughly $60 or more a month on iOS games...)

My life (aside from my family) is iOS gaming... But whatever... =oP
I can attest to syntheticvoid's assessment and trust his reviews. Because of him I have spent $50+ a month on iOS games
One of the very few I rely on for iOS game reviews.
12-10-2011, 01:14 AM
Since this now has touch controls, I just pick it up and it Is fantastic. The touch controls are perfect and the game is awesome.


The only thing I see and maybe I missed it, is that there seems to be no way to change control set up with out closing out of the app. I selected A and then wanted to try B and then tilt and I had to close out of the app to change. Other wise when the game starts I no longer get a control choice.

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