Sinister Planet

Sinister Planet


(4 stars)


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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Multi-touch 360º shooting
  • Two game modes
  • Up to 25 waves of aliens
  • Online leaderboards
  • Zeemote support
  • It should be enhanced graphically
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Expert's Review

"Crazy space shooter"

Reviewed by / Nov 28, 2012

Sinister Planet is an original action multi-touch space shooter

Your missions is to destroy waves of aliens spaceships protecting their ultimate shelter: Planet Sinister. The battle is happening on the planet surface, surrounded and threatened by asteroids.

You will have to survive up to 25 wave of aliens ready to die for their planet. Although it reminds to classic space invaders, this isn't a vertical space shooter but a multi-touch 360º shooting. Go all over the level to find aliens ships. There are two game modes: Arcade and Battle. In Arcade mode collect weapons during each wave; in Battle mode collect gold to upgrade ship between waves.

Some of the spaceship or asteroids destroyed will drop power-ups. Catch them as fast as you can: they'll help you to last longer. What's more, you can upgrade your spaceship to make it more resistant to enemies' attack. You can share your scores on global high score systems. There are also awards and achievements that you'll unlock depending on your performance.

3D graphics are simple, fair enough for this kind of shooters. controls are simple: automatic shooting, joypad on the left side to control the spaceship.

In a few words, Neolithic Software didn't discover a new land with this game, however, can assure you lots of fun.

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Developer's original description available here
Sinister Planet is now MOGA Enhanced! Available at major retailers, carrier stores and online at

If you own an HTC phone and discover the controls to be 'sticking' make sure you disable 'HTC Gestures' from the Settings -> 'Display, gestures & buttons' menu. With this option enabled the device can only register two touch points.

Sinistar meets Asteroids.

The best arcade space shooter for Android. Buy the premium version for more features and improved gameplay.

Blast your way through wave after wave of relentless alien hoards. Five increasingly challenging planets to destroy. Ship upgrades and increasingly frantic gameplay will keep you coming back for more! Beautifully rendered asteroids and retro-style graphics will transport you back to the heyday of arcade classics.


* Moga enhanced

* 25 waves of aliens

* Multi-touch 360 degree shooting

* Power-ups galore!

* End of level boss to destruct the planet!

* 60fps action

* Global high score system

* Bonus "challenge" waves

* Awards and achievements (coming soon)

Mission Objective

Your objective is to attack and destroy a series of alien worlds, the ultimate of which is Planet Sinister. To destroy each world you'll attack the planet surface and take out the power grid protecting the planet's core.

Upgrade your ship

To aid you on your quest, you'll have the opportunity to upgrade your ship's weapon systems, by means of collecting power-ups (in Arcade mode) or collecting gold (in Battle mode).
As you progress through the waves, you're going to need those upgrades as more deadly enemies are introduced. Old-school afficanados will recognise some of the aliens based closly on such classics as Galaga and Defender (take a look at the Pods/Swarmers!). Upgrades available include extra laser pods to double or triple your firepower, ECM attacks (aka Smart bombs), turrets for multi-touch 360 degree shooting, and more.

Collect the Gems

To progess each wave, your task is to collect the gems produced when blasting the asteroids (think: Sinistar). Don't worry, the asteroids won't hurt you, but you'll be faced with a different challenge - your enemy ('Roamers') just love to grab those Gems too - so make sure you reach them first - and beware! Shoot them quickly, or they'll be transformed into a much more dangerous foe (think: Defender). Lose all your gems and you'll have to fight the remained of the waves from 'Witchspace' with nothing but chaotic Mutons attacking from all sides.

Challenge Waves

As a welcome respite from the hard-core destruction, you'll get the chance to gain some bonus points by completing the challenge waves. Aliens will fly in formation around your ship while you attempt to do a complete wipe-out (think: Galaga). It's not easy, but getting the right upgrades will aid your task. During these waves your ship gains temporary indestructibility.


Sinister Planet has been carefully crafted over many months to provide the perfect challenge of difficulty vs playability. As you improve, the game will grow harder to meet your challenge. So far only one player has destroyed the Planet Sinister - may you be the next?

Recently changed in this version

Moga enabled. Full version with restrictions, without ads. Upgrade to use power-up weaponry.

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Comments and ratings for Sinister Planet
  • (56)

    by Shaun Hughes on 10/11/2013

    Fun game not played witb the joy pad only thing that annoys me is every so often the game play stops for a few seconds not sure why or if its loading something

  • (56)

    by Dale Specht on 12/08/2013

    The controls are too glitchy. They stick really bad. It make any control impossable.

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    by Tifoon Muhammad on 09/08/2013


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    by Jedi Chi on 11/04/2013

    Lots of fun. Love the arcade sounds - reminds me of playing Atari games as a kid.

  • (56)

    by Aer Flysurfer on 21/02/2013

    Could be really fun but the playing field is small and controls are klunky