100 - 500 downloads
- Innovative in its own way
- Overall design and graphics may not be of your liking
- It could have more levels and even more stuff
A modern shmup
Astral Plague is a modern shoot'em-up with an old premise: aliens invade and mankind strikes back. You command the Paladin, the most powerful starship ever built, which is upgradeable and can be controlled either by an on-screen joypad or by tilting. We'll enjoy the action in colorful modern graphics, save from the current retro-like craze.
Game's very fun per se, but in addition there are a few tweaks to enhance player's experience. First off, there are some surprising tower defense add-ons, and an interesting damage system. Likewise, there are several difficulty settings and, to sum it all up, it's not only one of the best shmups on market, but also one of the most creative and innovative (within the genre it belongs, of course) when we thought that everything was already said about how to kill aliens and save the Earth.
Recommended, at least, to every gamer worthy of that name. Casual players, proceed at your own risk.
Calling all able-minded crew members:
The human race has made contact with aliens and is facing the worst threat to mankind in history. The Paladin stands alone against this superior race, the Cholerans, and you are its captain.
Astral Plague is a "top-down 2D shooting bonanza" in the unique genre of part-shooter and part 'tower defense' games.
Combining diverse levels, varied enemies and superb graphics, this game brings a new level of awesomeness to the fight to save humanity: the Cholerans must be fought at any cost, or the human race will fall.
** Numerous ship and turret upgrades, as well as powerups and high-explosive extras
** 8 varied levels, expanding to 21 in January
** Spend your hard earned cash from defeated Cholerans in the high-tech weapons shop
** 3 different enemy types, trying to kill you and your planets in many ruthless ways
** A choice of either on-screen joystick or tilt-control for tailored gaming
** 4 different turret types, all upgradeable to defend your planets
"Astral Plague is an inventive twist on the retro space-shooter genre, with intuitive tower-defense aspects and a slew of additional weapons and power-ups. While I found it remarkably tough at times, it’s still compelling and enjoyable to play. If you like modern takes on retro classics, or just enjoy the pulsating gameplay of slick futuristic shooters, this is ideal for you. The game is well worth downloading and checking out and, with more levels to come in the new year, it will only expand and improve in the coming months. 4.5 / 5" Paul Wilks, AndroidTapp.com
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10th November 2012: It's been a long time since we've worked on Astral Plague! But it was an old favourite of ours, and we thought it was time to refresh it a bit. This update is primarily about improving first impressions for new users - the first few levels are significantly shortened in length, and some buttons are clarified.
However, it also makes a significant change that should be appreciated by all - upgrading a tower now fully repairs it as well.
1. Worth the price 2. It's a perfect hybrid of tower defense and arcade shooter. 3. Deeper than expected. 4. Can progress by playing in spurts, as it autosaves often. 5. Love the graphics 6. Fun and engaging action.
Awesome game! Great upgrade system. Can change the difficulty if it is too hard as well!
A top down shooter in the style of a modern space invaders AND a tower defence game!! For the price astral plague is brilliant and the background story is actually well worth reading. 5 stars for sure. :-)
Bought this game on the recommendation of James crow. I was not disappointed. Looking forward to seeing what else you make. Best of luck.
Really enjoying this- customisable difficulty and upgrades gives it a good reason to keep playing. Works great on my Desire ICS build