Galactic Phantasy Prelude



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Trade, attack, upgrade, and above all explore a vast and beautiful space RPG universe

9.1
  • Graphics/sound design nothing short of stunning
  • Open ended gameplay
  • Huge universe ripe for exploration
  • Perfect for anyone missing Freelancer
  • Big download needs time and a top-notch device

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"In space, no one can hear you steal plutonium"

Excuse me a sec here, let me just pick my jaw back off the floor. As a lover of space economics simulation games, which should absolutely be a recognized genre, I planted my humble roots in Gazillionaire (which can apparently now be played for free online in a flash version of the original! goodbye, afternoon). I later graduated to a mild Freelancer obsession, and ever since have been bemoaning the fact that it lacks a spiritual descendent. Where do we who want it all - not just making fat stacks, but also decent running storyline, customized ship upgrades, open-ended exploration of a huge universe, gorgeous graphics, pirating cargo, and hands-on battles resulting in explosions in space - go?

Take all of these desirable, demanding characteristics and squish them down into your hand, and you've got Moonfish Software Limited's Galactic Phantasy Prelude. For free.

I could babble on about the high-quality, well-rendered, incredibly detailed graphics, or gab at length regarding the PC-quality voice acting. Do find yourself a wifi connection and anticipate a decent download time - patience, grasshopper. That's not what will take your breath away.

No, the level of detail you're going to immediately love has to do with gameplay itself. The enormous galaxy is, Freelancer-style, wide open to exploration. Take on missions to earn cash and experience - or don't. Seek out the most profitable trade routes across solar systems - or not. Upgrade the heck out of your fleet, customizing among 46 different spaceships ranging from basic frigates to massive battle cruisers - or ignore 'em. Pursue the storyline - or forget about it completely.

That's the beauty of the open-ended gameplay. Will you gain access to the more challenging planets by attracting a killer crew and burst in with turrets a-blazing? Or will you gain renown as a master trader, gilded with more gold than you can handle? Ten star systems, 40 starports, and two distinct nations are enough to keep you exploring for light-years.

I'm clearly ultra-impressed that a game of such caliber exists practically unknown (at this point!) for mobile devices. Definitely, absolutely give it a go. Make the universe of Moonfish Software Limited's Galactic Phantasy Prelude your oyster - or battlefield, or cash cow, or Wild West, or whatever you like.

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by Janel , Appszoom

Jan 09, 2014

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