Interstellar Cupcake review (iPod/iPhone)June 27, 2011
♫ “Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft”
10 word description: “You’re a cupcake, flying through space in a rocket ship!” (Lifted verbatim from the app store description. Why try to improve on that?)
10 word review: Simple, casual endless flyer. Collect stars, dodge baddies. Various characters.
You will like this if you enjoy: Casual (and rather easy) endless flying games. Aero Bear comes to mind, that was fairly similar.
The good news: Pick-up-and-play casual game with decent graphics and gameplay.
The bad news: It could (should) be smoother. Having all the playable characters available at the start is a huge missed opportunity for unlockable content and associated replayability. There are a few bugs with the high-score table. First, if your score is over 9999 (mine is, of course) you lose the leading digit(s), so, for example, my score of 27801 is displayed in the right position on the table, but as 7801. You can only input 8 characters as your name, but if you delete any characters off the end and enter something shorter, the old deleted characters are still there. See screenshots…
Arcadelife verdict: It’s playable and rather fun, but feels like it should be running a lot smoother considering how basic it is. I’d recommend locking all but one of the different playable characters and making them rewards for attaining scores or achievements. Sort out the minor bugs with the high-score table and that’s pretty much everything fixed.
Arcadelife rating: 68/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
Nesesita / Interstellar Cupcake website link