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Plasma Sky review (iOS / Universal)

April 23, 2013

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10 word description: Old school vertical arcade space shoot-em-up. 80 levels.

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10 word review: Addictive, fun game with great looks and perfect touch controls.

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You will like this if you enjoy: Galaga, Starforce / Megaforce. Retro style vertical shooters.

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The good news: Performs well on older devices (4th gen Touch. 1st gen iPad). Very attractive neon/plasma graphical style with some great effects. Multiple control options but you will only need the perfect relative touch control. Solid, entertaining high-score chasing gameplay. Varied enemies and boss fights. Great sounds. No IAPs.

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The bad news: I can’t really find anything wrong with this one, although it obviously won’t appeal to anyone who doesn’t like arcade space shooter games.

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Arcadelife verdict: If you’re looking for a new arcade shooter that looks lovely, plays wonderfully, performs well on older devices, is a very small install, is FUN and has no IAPs – get Plasma Sky now. I’m loving it on my iPad 4, also spending plenty of time playing it on my 4th gen Touch. The main mode (Conquest – 80 levels) is excellent, but there are two additional modes – Survival and Hardcore, which are equally entertaining.

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Overall – very highly recommended.

Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 9/10
Visuals – 9/10
Controls – 10/10
Content – 9/10
Fun – 9/10
Final rating – 9/10

EXCELLENT

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 2.5
iTunes link

Plasma Sky website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (iOS 6.0.1)
4th gen iPad (iOS 6.0.1)
1st gen iPad
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