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eBoo Space Adventures & HD review (iPod/iPhone/iPad)

July 3, 2011

“I’m lookin’ for a complication
Lookin’ ‘cause I’m tired of tryin’
Make my way back home when I learn to fly”

10 word description: Thrust type spaceship navigation game; various goals and 50 levels.

This bloke pops up frequently to philosophise about your rubbish UFO piloting skills

10 word review: Pretty and fairly polished “you vs gravity” game. Sometimes frustrating.

In the early levels, helpful arrows indicate where you should plummet to your doom

You will like this if you enjoy: Thrust / Gravitar / 6th Planet style spaceship control games. Gravity and limited fuel are the main opponents, you get the idea.

In theory you simply flick the lever to deactivate the forcefield. What actually happens involves crashing into the wall and running out of fuel

The good news: It’s nice looking, mostly polished, has some decent humour from the officer alien, plays reasonably well and there are plenty of levels.

He's really being very polite about the incompetent flying on display here

The bad news: I got frustrated with the controls and the spaceship handling quite early on. It’s possibly just me having a bad time, but if you’re after a relaxing game you might want to avoid this as it requires quite a large amount of patience, dexterity and the ability to shrug and carry on when you keep running out of fuel a lot.

Here you have to pick up the heavy pendulum bomb and try to take it somewhere. The explosions are very pretty, at least the first 50 times

Arcadelife verdict: Very good at what it does, however what it does tends to make me want to break things and punch the wall. That could just be me, you may find this to be the Thrust genre game for iOS devices for which you have been waiting all your life.

Up yours, Eric

Arcadelife rating: 73/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.1
iTunes link - iPod/iPhone version
iTunes link - iPad version

eBoo game website link

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