A lot of gamers i know have been passionate about Space shooter games since their schooling. Pretty much like the others i have been enjoying the games in the sub-genre on almost every platform right from my multiple video game consoles to pocketable consoles that came up with black and white LCD screens. And good part about space shooter games is they have seen continued development and respect on every new platform they could make up for. The fun gets even better with iPhone being the platform in subject and Odyssey is a perfect example why i still love space shooter games.
Odyssey is a classic arcade game where you play as the space ship pilot that is on its way back home after the patrolling mission turned into an uneven battle but ultimately comes to an end. Unfortunately, it isn’t over yet, the journey through the cosmic worlds takes you across even more evil enemies that try to throw aggressive attacks on you. Your space ship travels vertically in a straight path where you come across enemy space ships heading towards you in a quite opposite direction. Fire and bullets pour from both the ends but eventually your smart survival strategies and aggression against the enemy attacks will allow you to reach new levels and eventually get back home.
Odyssey is not just a new blend of classic shooting game but the real fun start when you enter the garage. The exciting range of space ships which can be purchased in the garage are followed by some worthy upgrade options that let you mould the heavy metal for speed, attack power and defence. The ship can be loaded with eight different class of weapons including machine guns, plasma, laser cannons, missiles and even more in addition to the unlimited rounds of free fire available in the ship. Each weapon has its unique characteristics that make it effective on one set of enemies while less effective on others. Similarly the ships have different health levels, speeds and attack power. Using your weapons carefully, navigating ship with precision to avoid attacks and avoiding hitting floating extraterrestrial mass will help you get far enough to make it for the victory.
The most important resource in the space within the game is Iridium. It will help you restock depleted ammunition, buy armour and every other upgrade. The Iridium can also be purchased, just in case you fall short of them or want to quickly move to a more powerful weapon or ship without putting in efforts or waiting for slow accumulation of Iridium obtained by blasting the opponents ships. The game comes with three unique worlds and good number of levels in each world that will keep you replaying the game for more Iridium and achievements that can be shared on Game Center. You can alternatively share your scores on Facebook and Twitter to show fellow gamers what you are worth.
Game controls stand on the good side of the game and are all limited to on-screen buttons. While your one thumb occupies the 4 way navigation pad, the other thumb can be used to lock the standard gun or choose advanced guns for clearing the over populated battle area. While most of us have enjoyed the precision of on screen pad and buttons there are many who may be comfortable with accelerometer based controls, which is a missing feature in the game but not enough to disappoint you with the easy handling of the ship. The game also offers a vibration effects for a few game events like fire intake from enemies and collapses. While the complete game is in 2D and played from the view of bird’s eye, Odyssey offers excellent graphics, some decent in-game visual effects and tunes that don’t hurt your ears.
For its free price tag, Odyssey is just as good as a super sale that lists all items for a 100% rebate. If you enjoy the space shooting genre, by no means is Odyssey worth overlooking.
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|App Name: Odyssey: Alone against the whole space|
|App Category: Games|
|Developer: Anix LLC|