Astral Plague Demo

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    Astral Plague Demo

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    Astral Plague Demo's review

    Published: 2013-08-22, by Peter Warrior.

    A modern shmup

    • Innovative in its own way
    • Fun
    • Overall design and graphics may not be of your liking
    • It could have more levels and even more stuff

    "It's time to purge the galaxy"

    Astral Plague is a modern shoot'em-up with an old premise: aliens invade and mankind strikes back. You command the Paladin, the most powerful starship ever built, which is upgradeable and can be controlled either by an on-screen joypad or by tilting. We'll enjoy the action in colorful modern graphics, save from the current retro-like craze.

    Game's very fun per se, but in addition there are a few tweaks to enhance player's experience. First off, there are some surprising tower defense add-ons, and an interesting damage system. Likewise, there are several difficulty settings and, to sum it all up, it's not only one of the best shmups on market, but also one of the most creative and innovative (within the genre it belongs, of course) when we thought that everything was already said about how to kill aliens and save the Earth.

    Recommended, at least, to every gamer worthy of that name. Casual players, proceed at your own risk.

    Tags: turret 2d

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Aug 22, 2013


    Recently featured as Amazon's free app of the day!

    Calling all able-minded crew members:
    The human race has made contact with aliens and is facing the worst threat to mankind in history. The Paladin stands alone against this superior race, the Cholerans, and you are its captain.

    Astral Plague is a "top-down 2D shooting bonanza" in the unique genre of part shooter and part 'tower defense' games.

    Combining diverse levels, varied enemies and superb graphics, this game brings a new level of awesomeness to the fight to save humanity: the Cholerans must be fought at any cost, or the human race will fall.

    ** Numerous ship and turret upgrades, as well as powerups and high-explosive extras
    ** Free demo with the first 3 levels
    ** Spend your hard earned cash from defeated Cholerans in the high-tech weapons shop
    ** 4 different turret types, all upgradeable to defend your planets
    ** A choice of either on-screen joystick or tilt-control for tailored gaming
    ** 3 different enemy types, trying to kill you and your planets in many ruthless ways

    "Astral Plague is an inventive twist on the retro space-shooter genre, with intuitive tower-defense aspects and a slew of additional weapons and power-ups. While I found it remarkably tough at times, it’s still compelling and enjoyable to play. If you like modern takes on retro classics, or just enjoy the pulsating gameplay of slick futuristic shooters, this is ideal for you. The game is well worth downloading and checking out and, with more levels to come in the new year, it will only expand and improve in the coming months. 4.5 / 5" Paul Wilks,

    If you like games such as Pew Pew, Geometry Wars or Gun Bros, you'll like this one too. Here are some other search terms to help people find the game: space game shooter action awesome tower defense tilt accelerometer dual stick bullet hell

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    Users comments for Astral Plague Demo

    Andrew Morrill

    by Andrew Morrill

    Jul 11, 2013  |  "Awesome"

    Like a cross between space action and defence!

    Jedi Chi

    by Jedi Chi

    Mar 19, 2013  |  "Good"

    Not my kind of game, but might appeal more to those who enjoy tower defense games. Not bad but not innovative, either.