10,000 - 50,000 downloads
- Lovely music
- Fun dialogues
- Worthy updating of a classic
- 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.
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.
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
• 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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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.
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?
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Loved it 3 years ago, loved replaying it today. Sad to see it hasn't been updated since :(
Fun game. Trippy colors.
One of the best app games ever made but needs more levels