• Publisher: nenet
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 19.8 MB
  • Version: 1.1.7
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: VECTROS, the fighter craft you steer with your iPhone, is preparing to launch! Controlled by your iPhone's gyro sensor, it's about to take off for a space dogfight in a world of racing lights and lambent energy not seen since TRON.

*A sci fi setting drawn with vector scan graphics
*A war between the allied forces of Earth and an encroaching Mars
*A thrilling race to the enemy's headquarters
*A twofold test of piloting skill, destroy enemies and avoid obstacles

VECTROS has two powerful weapons: quick firing "laser blasters" as well as devastating "homing missiles" that leave no escape. It must use these to destroy every stage's boss, each with its own attacks and requiring its own tactics to conquer.

The game music and sound effects were created by Ogura Hisayoshi Onga Seisakushow, famous for the music from games like those in the "DARIUS" series and DARIUSBURST" (GretaThing / Hello 31337).
The original soundtrack, Silent Errors, is available on the iTunes Store.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/silent-errors-vectros-original/id575803928
The main illustrator, Yoshitoshi Abe, works in S-F Magazine.
Updated to reflect feedback from visitors at the Tokyo Game Show 2012 (TGS2012).
Compatible with GameCenter; Players compete with each other across the world for high scores.
Additional stages are scheduled to be added later in a free upgrade.
A Score Attack mode which enables players to keep fighting through an endless map is scheduled to be added as an upgrade as well.

[Story]
Mars and Earth are at war. VECTROS, developed by Mars in an effort to wipe out the Earth alliance, has been turned to fight for the outnumbered and outgunned forces of Earth. The irony is not lost on the allied Earth forces, who have reprogrammed "Cynthia," its military droid pilot, to be the centerpoint of a sneak attack on the Martian headquarters.

Become "Cynthia," and save the Earth!

[Developmental background]
VECTROS and its weightless, high speed fights move through space in a wireframe battlefield, the vector scan graphics that entertained a different generation of gamers. Then raster scan games went mainstream, polygons appeared, and vector scan games died out. Development of VECTROS began with a psychological need to answer the question, What would happen if Vector Scan games never died out?

It's a world like you've never seen, the outline of an intricate facility drawn with luminous TRON-like energy, hanging weightlessly in the perfect black of deep space. The enemy headquarters will race around you as you battle your way towards its center.

Compatible: iPhone (3GS and above), iPad (iPad2 and above, including iPad mini), and iPod touch (The 4th generation and above).
Compatible OS: iOS4.3 and above.
Official site: http://vectros-w.ne-net.jp/

strivemind's comments:




01-16-2013, 09:13 AM
#2
Looks interesting. Anyone wanna TOFTT?

01-16-2013, 09:14 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 18,268
It doesa look interesting but at $5 im not sure this is a good way to spend it... Yet.

Will wait for imps.

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01-16-2013, 09:17 AM
#4
Joined: May 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leonard_dabinski View Post
Looks interesting. Anyone wanna TOFTT?
The beauty of TOFTT is the fact that people around here will sacrifice a few of their dollars for the sake of others. Why are you asking others to TOFTT? Do it yourself and earn the respect of the masses on TA, Leo.

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01-16-2013, 09:19 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
The beauty of TOFTT is the fact that people around here will sacrifice a few of their dollars for the sake of others. Why are you asking others to TOFTT? Do it yourself and earn the respect of the masses on TA, Leo.
I won't mind TOFTT-ing for games that I am already looking forward to. i also don't buy much on my iPad, and I have very little disposable income, so I have to be frugal and as such cannot commit to TOFTT-ing every now and again. Sorry, and I definitely will not ask anyone to TOFTT in the future.
01-16-2013, 09:20 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
The beauty of TOFTT is the fact that people around here will sacrifice a few of their dollars for the sake of others. Why are you asking others to TOFTT? Do it yourself and earn the respect of the masses on TA, Leo.
Also, I don't understand what you are saying above.
01-16-2013, 09:36 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Cause it is against the rules. Why waste someone's hard earn money to make you happy? That's the basic guist of it
Really? I have seen people asking for TOFTTs so I thought it was legal. Anyway, forget about it.
01-16-2013, 09:41 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,832
Quote:
Originally Posted by leonard_dabinski View Post
Also, I don't understand what you are saying above.
This is the second time you've asked someone else to take one for the team. Like the other poster says, join our club ! At some point you need to TOFTT as well instead of asking. Hes basically saying instead of asking (again) why dont you simply buy it

Anyway i LOVE vector games, got two folders full of em and i would have snapped this up but $5 ? Ironically i've just been in another thread preaching about buying higher priced games but some 20 meg game from a company i've never heard of for 5 dollars ? Think i'll wait

Last edited by psj3809; 01-16-2013 at 09:45 AM.
01-16-2013, 09:43 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,832
I must admit i really like the look of it, it reminds me of those old 1980's handheld games, ones which were like 'binoculars'. (Found a pic - http://www.mathpirate.net/log/wp-con...mytronic3D.jpg)

Anyway i would TOFTT BUT i dont do gyroscope/tilt games so i wouldnt get this even if it was 1 dollar. If it had touch screen buttons i would buy it. Plus the fire buttons are on the left not right !

Last edited by psj3809; 01-16-2013 at 09:45 AM.
01-16-2013, 10:39 AM
#10
This looks very similar to Red Alarm, one of the few decent games for Nintendo's ill-fated Virtual Boy.