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Genre: 3D, Shoot em up :: Players: 1 :: Released: 02/11/10

Galaxy On Fire 2 (iPhone) Review

Publisher: FISHLABS :: Developer: Fishlabs

Pros

Game Features

Rating/100

Great graphics
Good longevity
Reasonable loading times

Cons

Slow starter
No arcade mode (yet)

See Compatible Handsets

90

Graphics

92

Sound

90

Controls

85

Playability

90

Lastability

95

Review Details
Handset Apple iPhone 4
Time Played 8 hours
Game Progress Completed on Easy and getting there on Hard

Costas Stephanides’s Review

Review Date: 02/11/10

Great graphics and a very polished game


The first Galaxy On Fire came out for mobile way back in 2006. The game was amazing, the graphics outstanding and the awards came flooding in. Last year saw the sequel launch on mobiles and it coincided with the re-release of the original on the AppStore.

Fast forward 18 months and the sequel is now on the App Store. It's worth checking out Anannya's original review of GOF2. To be honest not a great deal has changed and the basic gameplay is exactly the same as the java version. The main differences are that the game hasn't followed the freemium model and the game now has OpenFeint and GameCenter achievements.

The controls have been tweaked for the iPhone with both touch and tilt steering options available (with adjustable sensitivity). The sound features synthesised voices and all in all it's a very enjoyable game.

The game does suffer from the GOF curse though. The original game was perfection in pixels and it's nigh impossible to push the boundaries in any sequel. But what you do get is more options, better gameplay and more missions, ships and weapons. Completing the story mode should take about 5-6 hours and you wont even come close to owning the top tier of ships. The only downfall is the slow start to the game. It take a while before you have enough cash for a decent ship, a boost and some thermic weapons (and a decent drill, a decent tractor beam, shield and weapons). It's definitely worth putting in the hours as Galaxy On Fire 2 is still one of the best space shooters out there. This is one game that we'll be playing for weeks to come.