Editors' reviewSee if this sounds familiar. In the side-scrolling shooter Operation SpaceHog, you command a lone spacefighter fending off a massive invasion from outer space. Using the keyboard, you dodge and shoot waves of enemy spacecraft that fly in from the right. Destroyed enemies occasionally drop power-ups that boost your ship's capabilities and help even the odds. Bor-ing. But we could have lived with Operation SpaceHog's hackneyed gameplay if it weren't for the low-res graphics that would embarrass a Sega Genesis. The only halfway-interesting feature is the initial choice of pilot, each with different strengths, weaknesses, and special attacks. We have nothing against old-school shoot-'em-ups, but this is taking retro too far. Operation SpaceHog is free, at least, so there's no harm in downloading it. But if you're in search of a shooter, you'll find plenty of great free and cheap side-scrollers to entertain you more than this oinker ever will.
Operation Spacehog is a horizontal scrolling shoot'em up game for one or two players. If you ever played any old console shooters you'll know what it's all about; control a small spacecraft in a battle against horrible odds. Luckily you can collect power-ups along the way and upgrade your ship to suit your needs. The nature of the power-ups vary from ship-manuverability to hightech weapons and shields. Select one of three different pilots and craft and blast your way through alien infested space.