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  • Publisher: Clever Martian
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 44.8 MB
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Price: Free
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App description: REVIEWS

SlapApp.com - 5/5 Stars - "If you love retro-style intergalactic shoot em up spaceship games then youre sure to love AstroRaider!"

iPhoneFreak - 4/5 Stars - "Its definitely worth checking out, and trying to bring out the inner astronaut in you."

AppStruck - 4/5 Stars - "A fun and fast-paced 2D space shooter game that will have you biting your tongue as you try to control your out of control space ship while blowing up Asteroids and enemy ships."

AppShouter - "I have several asteroids games for the iPhone and iPod Touch , but very few of them have managed to be as fast-paced and as addicting as AstroRaider is."

The Daily App Show - Video review.
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AstroRaider is not your daddy's shooter.

That is unless he likes fast paced action, flying around in space, shooting asteroids and aliens, and surviving death rays from a nearly impossible to defeat queen mother ship.

The only question is, are you up to the challenge?

In AstroRaider you have to navigate your way through outer space and try to complete each of the eight levels. Each level gets more difficult as you go, with tougher aliens and more asteroids coming at you. To complete each level, you have to defeat all of the queens and open the warp gate. But be careful, a queen packs quite a punch, dishing out devastating damage with each attack.

The attacking aliens include:

Nemesis: Small but fast creatures whose purpose is to take you out. You will find these guys on each level, but dont take them too lightly, they keep coming back for a fight.

Talons: These creatures appear starting on level 3 and make your job of defeating the queen even more problematic. They have a bit of a temper and to make things worse, they are already mad at you.

Gorgons: Coming to take you out at level 5, Gorgons make life miserable and make it very difficult to get around in each level. Their omnidirectional cannon is hard to evade.

With everything else coming at you, the asteroids on each level arent sitting quietly either. They are a part of the attack, launching projectiles at you and causing damage with each hit.

Shoot the asteroids to release the power crystals that add to your score and restore your ships health. You can completely destroy an asteroid to earn extra points. If you destroy all the asteroids on a level you will get bonus points for each one you destroyed.

As you progress through AstroRaider you will notice weapon upgrades that help you along the way! The first of them is the blaster power level. Each blaster power level comes with an even greater attack in your pocket, including a double-shot at power level 5!

Think that is enough? Neither did we, you get three other special weapon upgrades to give you an even more powerful arsenal. The EM Pulse every 2000 points, the Super Shield every 5000 points, and the all powerful Nuke every 10000 points earned. You cant survive long without these special weapons.
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Features:

- 8 mind blowing levels!
- Replay completed levels.
- Replay the whole game from scratch.
- 3 types of enemy alien attack ships.
- 8 power levels for the blaster cannon with a "double-shot" at power level 5.
- 3 special weapons upgrades. EM Pulse every 2000 points, Super Shield every 5000 points, and the Nuke every 10000 points.
- Flip the controls for right or left handed play.
- Awesome rock soundtrack that makes your playing experience even more enjoyable.

For more screen shots and a video demo visit the Clever Martian website.

ImNoSuperMan's comments:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=&feature=player_embedded
09-16-2009, 12:22 PM
#2
looks pretty cool. Anyone try it yet?

09-16-2009, 02:23 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: washington
Posts: 396
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Running_Man View Post
looks pretty cool. Anyone try it yet?
First impression is good, it's got enough to offer for a mere 99c. I know meteor blitz is out, but this is unique enough to also try out. What other shooter has a zoom in/out? Or a thumb stick with two rings, for forward and reverse movement? BUT the ship moves a bit too fast for me, it's pinball'ing all over the screen and there's no auto-fire, tap to shoot.

Currently Playing::Meteor Blitz, EW Jim, Boost 3D, COD: Zombies, Eliminate::
09-16-2009, 03:16 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 4,461
Zoom in zoom out?

You mean like in GeoFighter?
09-16-2009, 03:33 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: washington
Posts: 396
Quote:
Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
Zoom in zoom out?

You mean like in GeoFighter?
this one has an in-game zoom slider instead of a menu option for camera view. In the screenshots it's the three different sized ships on the right hand side.

Currently Playing::Meteor Blitz, EW Jim, Boost 3D, COD: Zombies, Eliminate::
09-16-2009, 05:30 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
It looks interesting. Are you planning to release a lite version?
09-17-2009, 03:26 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
Guys, I suggest you go to their website and look at the gameplay video.

http://www.clevermartian.com

The game looks ok, and it seems to have plenty of content, but the bar has just been raised for twin stick shooters, so no buy for me.