Defend the galaxy!

A Space Shooter brings whimsy and comic-book-style graphics to the crowded touch-driven shoot-'em-up category.

A Space Shooter brings whimsy and comic-book-style graphics to the crowded touch-driven shoot-'em-up category. You play as Commander P. Jefferson, a Buzz Lightyear-like character whose sole purpose is to protect the galaxy. With your double-barrel spacecraft, you get to hunt down aliens, destroy asteroids, and tangle with enemy ships. While the game's story may be somewhat confusing and disjointed, it doesn't take any of the fun out of the straightforward missions.

A Space Shooter's interface is as simple as it gets. Just touch the screen and drag in the direction you want your ship to fly. You can either set the game to autofire (recommended) or you can manually tap the shoot button. While the gameplay is simple and fun, we do wish the ship would move a bit faster. At times we found ourselves swiftly dragging away from oncoming bullets only to see our ship blasted as it's unable to keep up. This is probably our biggest issue with the game.

What we love about A Space Shooter are the tons of weapons upgrades. They are powerful and flashy, just the way they should be. You can either pick up temporary upgrades throughout the levels or buy permanent ones at the shop (using jewels picked up on your missions). We also love that the game lets you keep all your upgrades as you go, and doesn't reset you back to stock when you die. You can even save up to three game profiles in case you want to let other people try their hand.

Overall, we think A Space Shooter is a fun, shoot-'em-up title with vibrant graphics and a whole bunch of exciting weapons upgrades. If you can get over the somewhat laggy spaceship control, you may find yourself immersed for hours at a time.

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