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Genre: Shoot em up :: Players: 1 :: Released: 08/6/05

Burning Skies Review

Developer: Blue Sphere

Pros

Game Features

Rating/100

3 difficulty levels
Novel attack system

Cons

A little slow

Sound
Help
Highscore
Suspend/Resume
See Compatible Handsets

85

Graphics

80

Sound

80

Controls

80

Playability

90

Lastability

90

Review Details
Handset Motorola V525

Costas Stephanides’s Review

Review Date: 13/6/05

Not your standard run-of the-mill shoot 'em up


Burning Skies is another vertical scrolling shoot ??em up. However, the enemies are both airborne and ground based. Not so unusual I hear you cry, but in this game the tanks can only be destroyed by dropping bombs on them. Enemy planes are taken out with your cannons.

To make things a little easy for our fingers the cannons work on auto-fire whenever an airborne enemy is nearby (think Frodo??s glowing Orc killing sword). This does give you the chance to keep pressing 5 to unleash your bombs on the ground below. The usual buttons move your ship around the screen. The overall game speed is quite slow but this does give you time to find the correct buttons to press.

The game starts off at a moderate pace and there are plenty of power ups to collect. These include enhanced cannons and bombs as well as a temporary energy shield. Your ship has a health bar so you can take quite a bit damage before you spiral down to the ground. One thing missing from Burning Skies is a super bomb. By about the fifth level you should notice things getting a bit harder especially when skyscrapers are introduced which you must manoeuvre around. For the confident amongst you, there are three difficulty levels so there should always be something to challenge you.

The graphics are nicely drawn and the sprites are large and distinct. Overall Burning Skies is a solid game that should keep you amused longer than your average shoot ??em up.