Concept and Gameplay
Even those who aren’t familiar with popular space arcade games like Space Invaders will be able to pick up Cosmic Wars and begin playing in no time.
The idea behind the game is to guide your spaceship around the screen by tilting your device or optionally using arrows on the screen.. You must shoot the invading enemies while dodging bullets and collecting power ups.
Perhaps one of my favorite things about Cosmic Wars is the fact that you can develop your own strategy for defeating enemies. Unlike many other classic arcade games, if you get a weapon boost you can keep it unless you hit one of the rings that reverts your ship back to the basic weapon.
This is fairly unheard of when it comes to games like this, and I think it’s something that really makes Cosmic Wars even more fun and exciting to play.
As far as graphics and audio, Cosmic Wars looks and feels very nostalgic and vintage. The music is great, too. This is definitely a game that will appeal to anyone who has a soft spot in their heart for old 8-bit classics.
Cosmic Wars is a bit light on features, but that doesn’t make it any less of a great game. There are currently 50 different levels for you to shoot your way through, each getting progressively harder.
If you happen to shoot the mothership at any point during the level, there’s a chance that a blue bomb will drop, which will wipe all visible enemies off the screen and complete the level automatically.
For those who are competitive, Cosmic Wars includes a great leaderboard that features personal high scores, global overall high scores, and global daily high scores. You can even see how many games have been played by people around the world, as well as how many games you’ve played.
Cosmic Wars is available to download from Google play for free. While the game does have ads on the main screen, they’re certainly nonintrusive.
Whether you’re itching to go back to the days of Galaga and Space Invaders or you just want to try something new that’s both fun and addicting, I definitely recommend checking out Cosmic Wars. Plus, you definitely can’t beat the price of free!
Cosmic Wars requires Android 2.3+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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