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.

These should be mostly unlockable rewards instead of immediately available. My opinion. And I'm right.

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.

Shields are one of several random power-ups to collect from different coloured stars

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…

Boo! Arcadelife - denied!

Note - 27801

Reduced to 7801, but still top place. The name is all messed up too...

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.

Here's a tip - don't try to colonize space with sentient confectionery

Arcadelife rating: 68/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

Nesesita / Interstellar Cupcake website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.3)

One comment

  1. Thanks for the review! Wanted to let you know, we’ve just released an update to Interstellar Cupcake: now with unlockable Cupcake Characters (thanks to you :)) and multiple bug fixes- including the High Scores table.

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