(4 stars)


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1,000 - 5,000 downloads

  • Great graphics and sound.
  • Entertaining.
  • tap 'back' and you 'quit'
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Expert's Review

"It's a luck that lasers don't run out of ammo"

Reviewed by / Jul 11, 2011

Icarus-X is a classic vertical scroll shoot'em up game.

Icarus-X is a simple game about a flying a single spaceship blasting everyone of the million enemies you'll meet. Controls are as intuitive as they can be since you just need to slide your fingertip around to move your ship and fire at the same time. Background 3D graphics are great and sound is what we may expect, in other words, a retro midi music sprinkled with pewpews and booms and so on. Boss fights are really old-school boss fights, filling the screen with so many shots that the game nearly slows down.

Icarus-X has a few draws, though. Of course, we don't mean that it's a unworthy game, but it's true that you have to take care about some little things when you make a conversion from iOs to Android. To pause the game you must tap a tiny button next to the ad instead of just tapping 'menu'. Also, Android users are used to 'back' meaning 'back', not 'quit'. This little things prevent the gain of the fifth star.

This complete version has several game modes, two campaigns and it's ad-free. If you want to test it out first, check out the ad supported version.

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Developer's original description available here
Icarus-X is a Full 3D Vertical Shooter featuring fast paced action and epic boss battles.

"Graphics are top notch, controls are plainly intuitive" - gizmodo.com (featured in Best Apps of the Week)

"Highly recommended" - shmup.com

"A polished little gem of a game" - allaboutthegames.co.uk (4/5)

"It will make you feal like a 'pro' in no time" - appspy.com (4/5)


Watch the trailer and more on the official website : http://icarus-x.com

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Features include:

* Full 3D environments and ships
* Fast paced action
* Simple and intuitive controls
* Slow-motion practice mode
* Epic boss battles
* 2 Campaigns
* 4 Challenging modes
* Achievements and Unlockables
* Upbeat soundtrack


If you have a bug/crash please let us know what device and OS you are using at info@thequadsphere.com . Thanks in advance!

Recently changed in this version

Added ingame support for volume control keys
Music now resumes properly after unpausing
Control mode is now set to Relative by default

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Comments and ratings for Icarus-X
  • (67)

    by Tudor Munteanu on 03/05/2014

    One of the best arcade shmups on Android.

  • (67)

    by richard miller on 16/02/2014

    It's a wonderful game seems impossible at first but if you persevere you will complete the game . Play on regular mode you'll get used to it. The controls are fine it's a hard game but that's what makes it fun. I loved it on iPhone and now love it on android. Only lets have a world leader board support for android like we get on iPhone please.

  • (67)

    by Eric Ingersoll on 23/01/2014

    Love the old school feel

  • (67)

    by rob fenton on 27/04/2013

    Beautiful, breathtaking graphics and gameplay. Practice modes, lives, levels, bosses- best raiden style shooter...

  • (67)

    by George Anghel on 09/02/2013

    Great engine and gfx. Very poor ballancing - can be fixed... Am waiting for devs to play a shooter and wise up in next ver I mean FFS you die instantly when something hits you... Add a shield/life for crying out loud I would so like my money back :'(