1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Lovely music
- Fun dialogues
- Worthy updating of a classic
- C'mon! Give me a break...
Homage to Space Invaders.
"- Die humans! I've come to destroy you!"
There must be tens, hundreds, maybe thousands of versions of Space Invaders, but only a few selected games have the right mix of pixelated graphics, 80s spirit and nerve to be considered a true homage. Most of the games listed as classic shoot'em-ups have better technology than the original but lack its spirit. They have no soul, as my toaster, which also has better technology than Space Invaders but can't compare about fun.
That being said, Radiant has that mix of graphics, spirit and nerve. It's a rare, indeed, nearly unique example. Radiant knows that it's paying homage to another game and doesn't hide it. It shows it off proudly and play with that idea. Dialogues are hilarious, pixelation has been exaggerated to the paroxysm and game pace starts slowy and quickens in a way that it seems that you inserted your last coin to play. In addition, the midi music you could expect has been brought up to date and the outcome is wonderful.
There's not much more to say. Tap on the left to move to the left, autoshoot and so on. Buy weapons and fly over items to get lifes, shields and upgrades. So take your seat, fasten your belt and enjoy. To make the deal greater, recover 'The Last Starfighter' from your video library at the end of the evening.
I like the games like Robotek and Radiant that those guys at Hexage do, because their games are the games I'd like to do if I were them. I'm sure that their next game I review will be also a pleasant surprise.
Take your stand against the alien horde in a pure arcade space shooter. Relive the classics revamped!
UPGRADE TO FULL VERSION
Please note that this is a feature limited free version. You can upgrade to the full version using an in-app purchase or download the full version from the Play Store:
FULL VERSION FEATURES
★ 3 Episodes with 100+ Levels
★ 10+ Boss-Fights
★ 6 Upgradeable Weapons
★ 12 Special Power-Ups
★ 3 Difficulty Options
★ Global On-Line Hiscores
★ Signature Sound by Kubatko
★ Play on your Phone or Tablet!
★ Support for HID game controllers (MOGA, Shield, Nyko, etc.)
★ Play it on NVIDIA SHIELD!
★ Radiant is now MOGA Enhanced!
★ XPERIA PLAY Optimized
★ Radiant plays great on a big screen TV using MHL technology.
"From the deliberately pixelated graphics to the tinny sound effects, there is something profoundly artistic about its mix of knowing aesthetics and stubborn lack of compromise."
- PocketGamer - Bronze Award
"A few gameplay elements make this the modern version of a retro shooter as it takes many leaps and bounds away from the minimalistic gameplay of the arcade hit."
"Hexage does an incredible job of reinventing the game that took the world by storm."
- App-Reciation Reviews
"As a retro-inspired shmup with nice graphics and solid controls, it does a good job."
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Support for the Nexus Player (Android TV).
The colors are pretty cool but thats about it. The controls and gamestyle are not the same as the classic game, instead a much slower and boring version of it
A very good game
Fantastic, but story ends too abruptly. No closure
After playing the free version, I paid the two bucks to buy the full game. But my weapons don't carry over from level to level. All weapons reset so it's impossible to keep building the weapons.
That is a great game
Nice little time muncher game, but after a few bosses and asteroids I got bored. Nice colors and plays very smooth though.