Today I look at the arcade sequel A Space Shooter Blitz; Boomtime Baseball, the game for lovers of the golden age of baseball; and the slingshot game Jumpster.
Frima Studios has released a sequel to their A Space Shooter for Free. Released last week, A Space Shooter Blitz takes the shooter angle and turns it into one minute combat blitzes. For each kill you make unscathed, the multiplier builds, the points add up, and the pissed off aliens redouble their efforts to take you out. You can challenge your friends to beat your best score. The game features cross-platform play between iOS, Android, and Facebook, or hotseat challenges. Lots of weapons, ship upgrades, and humorous voice-work ending with some epic boss fights. The game is a free to play, universal app, with in-app purchases.
Distinctive Developments seeks to bring back the golden age of baseball with Boomtime Baseball, released today. Starting with baseball heroes of the 1920′s and jaunty commentary from Jesse “The Shoe” Miller, to the sepia tone of the graphics shading mob hangouts, baseball parks, and even jazz clubs, the game seeks to create an integrated world of the age of Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. The main game includes three single player game modes and multiplayer with Game Center support. You can also collect playing cards with each player’s stats, dance at Miss Kitty’s Dance Club, or take your chances at Al’s Casino. The game is pretty addictive and has many ways of playing, including a creative way of using in-game advertising. Definitely a game I’ll be reviewing in depth later.
G5 Entertainment is heading into some new territory with the release of their physics-based game Jumpster, released today. Jumpster, the cute little alien, crash-lands on the planet Okadia and must jump his way to new fuel and escape. This is a slingshot game, so think Squids or Parachute Ninja. The game is free-to-play, but there’s a renewable energy system that you can renew via in-app purchase or putting the game aside for a while. I wonder whether that will lead to some players never picking the game up again. G5 is promising that the game will be regularly updated with new content. But most of the powerups will be available via in-app purchase. Download the game as a universal app for free and try it out.