Galactic Phantasy Prelude



    Galactic Phantasy Prelude's review

    Published: 2014-01-09, by .

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

    • 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

    "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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    Bob Lee

    by Bob Lee

    Jun 27, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Awesome For any Privateer fans out there, this game is a must! You can follow the storyline or go off and do your own thing. Be a pirate or trader, it's your choice. Game flows very well, 5 stars all around!

    Chip Mooney

    by Chip Mooney

    Jun 25, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Really addictive and great to play

    George Snell

    by George Snell

    Jun 23, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Can't wait for more updates and chapters. The scheme was awesome and leaves me wanting more.

    Emmaus Anderson

    by Emmaus Anderson

    Jun 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Paolo James

    by Paolo James

    Jun 20, 2017  |  "OK"

    I cant Dodge enemy attacks. No bosster... Its a hard game ,and i hope for future solutions.... Or maybe im missing something


    by TheEvanark

    Jun 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great sci fi action