Retro Dust / Retro Dust HD review (iPod/iPhone/iPad)September 29, 2011
♫ “And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust”
10 word description: Navigate and blast your way through Meteor fields. Several modes.
10 word review: Super-polished Asteroids remake rocks! Entertaining inclusion of Space Invaders.
You will like this if you enjoy: Asteroids. Jazzed up retro games. Asteroids simultaneously featuring Space Invaders.
The good news: Plenty of control options. Great graphics and sounds. Plenty of game modes, even without IAP unlocks. Great gameplay – Asteroids fans will love it.
The bad news: It would be an easy option (for me) to complain about the IAP add-on, but there isn’t really an issue with it. There’s plenty of content in the default package and the IAP upgrades feel far more like something to get if you really like the game, rather than something you need in order to enjoy the game.
Arcadelife verdict: It’s almost an Asteroids overload recently with this game and Space Junk being released close together, both delivering the same kind of flashy retro rock-blasting experience. In a straight comparison, Dust lacks the visual gags of Junk’s varied enemy objects, but makes up for this with additional modes, a choice of ships and the bizarre yet rather wonderful inclusion of Space Invader waves in one of the modes.
Asteroids addicts probably need both this game and Space Junk. If I had to choose one over the other … I don’t think I could.
Arcadelife rating: 94/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
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