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
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!

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

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

MORE HEXAGE GAMES

Robotek
http://market.android.com/details?id=net.hexage.robotek.hd
In the great robot uprising machines took the planet over. It's time to take it back! One node at a time.

EVAC
http://market.android.com/details?id=net.hexage.evac.hd
EVAC is an arcade game set in colorful neon mazes. EVAC provides classic chaser gameplay with action, puzzle and stealth elements. The game encourages replay with ever-growing total score and multiple ways how to beat each level.

Everlands
http://market.android.com/details?id=net.hexage.everlands.hd
Everlands is a turn-based game set in a colorful world of hand-painted animals. As their homeland gets invaded by mysterious evil, animals of the land have to unite, combine the best of their abilities and together stand against the threat.

Totemo
http://market.android.com/details?id=net.hexage.totemo.hd
Totemo is a mind-soothing logic/puzzle game designed for all people who like intelligent gameplay, atmosphere and a freedom to play at their own pace. Totemo provides 100 puzzle levels in story mode and a survival mode for those who like extra challenge and the opportunity to write their name into on-line leaderboard.

Buka
http://market.android.com/details?id=net.hexage.buka.hd
Buka is a cute game of skill. Facing the impossible odds of countless baddies, Buka has set on a quest to find The Happy Place. Protect her with powerful explosion blasts and shockwaves in a colorful cosmic mayhem.

SEARCH KEYWORDS

arcade, space invaders, space shooter, asteroids, galaga, galaxian, tyrian, xenon, robotron, shmup, retro, classic, shooter game, shoot'em up, raiders, blaster, aliens

Recently changed in this version

• Russian localization


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Comments and ratings for Radiant
  • (75)

    by Ray Tackett on 13/04/2014

    Play this!

  • (75)

    by Wilfredo Morales on 04/04/2014

    I love the colors. And this is a definite great rendition to the past game. Although.. I wish you kept your levels when you leveled them up.. and it would be cool a couple more weapon choices.

  • (75)

    by Dallas Lakey on 13/03/2014

    This is a fun and cool game, espessiously the graphics. Its pixelated but hd, its not an app that somebody spent 5 minutes on and it's worth every penny. The only thing I find wrong with it is that its super hard, but thats what makes it fun right?

  • (75)

    by Christoph Chianese-Lopez on 11/03/2014

    A love letter to Space Invaders! Great chill-worthy soundtrack and classic alien blasting fun.

  • (75)

    by Corlin Palmer on 29/01/2014

    Loved it 3 years ago, loved replaying it today. Sad to see it hasn't been updated since :(

  • (75)

    by Rocky Horror on 10/01/2014

    Fun game. Trippy colors.

  • (75)

    by david james on 09/01/2014

    One of the best app games ever made but needs more levels