Editors' reviewAlthough its concept mimics that of many other space shooters on the scene, this polished game likely will find favor with fans of the genre. In this side-scrolling game, you can turn off your brain and rely on your reflexes, as your sole mission is to obliterate the horde of incoming enemy ships to earn a confrontation with the boss at the end of each level. You'll be able to acquire a number of power-ups and more sophisticated weapons along the way, but due to the sheer number of foes, Astrobatics still presents a decent challenge. We had no problems with either the graphics or the music, and the game is a snap to control with your mouse. However, other users will appreciate the ability to play the game via the keyboard and configure the controls to their liking. Even though we'd prefer a longer trial period than one hour, we'd still think Astrobatics makes an attractive option for those who love action-packed arcade games.
Turn your ultramodern space fighter into a deadly fighting machine with weapon upgrades, rocket turrets, bots, and additional weapons. Burst through game missions packed with various modifications of enemy fighters, cruisers, mine layers, and ground cannons. Destroy asteroid plants before they produce enough defenders to stop you.
Demonstrate acrobatic flying while dodging heavy fire from a mighty devastator ship and locating the only weakness in its defense.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.2.4 improved the overall game performance.