a game by Moonpod
Platform: PC
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Shoot-Them-Up

It's One Thing to remake a classic game, quite another to reinvent it. Starscape, taking inspiration from the 1979 coin-op classic Asteroids, tries to do just that and the end result offers significantly more than a new lick of paint.

Rather than a single wraparound screen, Starscape features dozens of scrolling maps linked by jump nodes. Your mission is to fly to a node, shoot the 'raids and suck up the crystals left floating behind, before taking the minerals back to the mothership. The more minerals you collect, the more equipment you can build to upgrade your ship. While the resource management is a well executed bolt-on, the 2D combat is the mainstay of the game and as new ships and weapons are 'researched', the game gets increasingly frenzied. Add in an enjoyably camp and stylish storyline and the resultant remix is addictive and thoroughly fresh.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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