Radiant

Radiant

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Lovely music
  • Fun dialogues
  • Worthy updating of a classic
Cons
  • Give me a break...
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"You are the only hope for mankind"

Reviewed by / Jul 13, 2011

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.

This complete version comes with a hundred levels, more bosses, more weapons and more fun. A sure bet.

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.

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Developer's original description available here
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Cut through hundreds of creeps to face giant monsters in unique bossfights. Collect special weapons and power-ups, upgrade your ship and save your homeworld!

Take your stand against the alien horde in a pure arcade space shooter. Relive the classics revamped!

★ 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

COMPATIBILITY

★ 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.

REVIEWS

"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."
- Techulous.com

"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."
- ThePortableGamer.com

SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK

Please contact support@hexage.net with any inquiry or feedback.

Follow @hexage on Twitter for the latest development updates, news, events, tips:

http://twitter.com/hexage

Recently changed in this version

Italian localization update.


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Comments and ratings for Radiant
  • (74)

    by Michael Weachock on 14/08/2014

    Incredible aesthetics, funny plot, solid controls, and fun game play.

  • (74)

    by Andy Hall on 13/08/2014

    Works fine on Nexus 7 2013 4.4. Really entertaining game. Colourful and simple in the vein of the classic scrolling shoot-em-ups. Upgrades keep it fun. Pleasing aesthetic with the sound, too, not too offensive to the ears. Recommended.

  • (74)

    by Chris Moore on 13/08/2014

    Best game on the play store IMHO its amazing it looks and sounds great and plays like an old school arcade game, very easy controls and extremely addictive!

  • (74)

    by Rolan H. on 12/08/2014

    8bit style with a bit of neon glow to it plain beautiful!

  • (74)

    by Andre Cartier on 12/08/2014

    Classic but fun

  • (74)

    by Paul Drewett on 10/08/2014

    Very addictive. Love it.

  • (74)

    by Cafer Korkmaz on 09/08/2014

    Pls add support for google play achivements..