Super Laser: The Alien Fighter is a fast-paced, vertically scrolling 2D shooter in the spirit of arcade classics like Raiden, Xevious, and 1942.
You pilot a small ship that never stops shooting, maneuvering through tight formations of enemies that attack throughout the game's seven frenetic levels--all of which end in boss battles of increasing epic-ness. The game gives you four different choices for controlling your ship: Touch (you just place and move your finger wherever you want your ship), Relative (like Touch, but you can place your finger anywhere on the screen, e.g., beside your ship), Joypad (a virtual direction-pad), and Motion (tilting your device to move). You pick up power-ups over the course of the game to boost your primary weapon (you can choose and cycle between a pinpoint laser, wide-shot missiles, or a multidirectional gun), while other power-ups repair damage to your ship or give you a secondary laser and floating shields (which will array themselves differently depending on which of two ship types you choose at the start of the game). You also have a limited number of nigh screen-clearing destructive bombs.
Super Laser's biggest shortcoming is its interface, which may just be an inherent problem for this type of game on a touch screen. Each control scheme has its drawbacks: Touch and Relative are responsive but they partially block your view of the screen, while Joypad is sluggish and Motion can be imprecise. Interface limitations aside, Super Laser excels at recreating the frantic action of the arcade stand-ups it seeks to emulate. With three difficulty settings, Super Laser encourages repeat play through deviously designed levels and boss fights--including an especially (almost ridiculously) tough boss-battle finale. Unfortunately, the game only has one save slot, so you can only progress through at one difficulty setting at a time. Super Laser is a solid download for fans of this genre.
"A worthy addition to anyone's shoot'em-up collection, regardless of whether you're a new-comer or a veteran to the genre." - Andrew Nesvadba, appspy.com (5/5)"Quite possibly my favorite scrolling shooter so far!" - Eric Pankoke, iphonelife.com (9/10) "Super Laser is worth every dollar and Id recommend it to everyone, be new to the genre or a veteran at it." - touchaholics.com (4/5) Are you a Top Gun at Flight Shooter Games? Super Laser takes you back to your childhood where games like Raiden and 1942 left you with blisters on your thumbs and an empty wallet.Super Laser is guaranteed to please, it's so good that on Day 1 of Release it has been "Featured by Apple as New and Noteworthy". "In Year 2036, the Earth's population has reduced to only 1.5 billions due to resources shortage and global climate warming. The bizarre climate is somehow suitable for the aliens to move in. These aliens can attach to any organizm or machinery to evolve into new forms of life. The Earth has unfortunately become their second home. The human beings must act fast to destroy the aliens before they conquer the whole world. The Earth Alliance secretly sends a fighter equipped with the ultimate and most advanced weapon, called "Super Laser", to the aliens' stronghold..."Imagine hordes of alien enemies rushing towards you, then imagine turning them into space dust at the flick of your finger! You're flying a futuristic space ship capable of blowing nasty aliens into smithereens, use that power and be the hero that saves the world!What's it got:- Explosions so big that you'll nearly feel the heat on your face!- Laser effects, superb animations and graphics that will make your eyes pop out of your head!- Remember standing around the arcade with your friends, sinking quarters into Raiden, 1942? Now you can get all that and more right in the palm of your hand. - 6 levels of dodging, crushing and incinerating hordes of alien scum and the grand finale, a battle royale with a boss so tough he might as well reach out of your iPhone and punch you in the face!Mind blowing weapons, lasers and missiles that go boom!- 3 difficulty levels will sort the riff from the raff.- 3 different control methods to suit all hero's.- Developed by the team that brought you the chart topping, smash hit game "iFighter".