Game Review: AstroBlast

AstroBlast is the classic Asteroids game with updated graphics and the same old addicting gameplay (Video Review).

Overall Score: 4/5AstroBlast

AstroBlast is lots of fun just like the classic Asteroids game is, but the lasting value is ultimately limited to your own boredom, which can be good or bad.

Gameplay: 4/5

The game replicates Asteroids almost perfectly… however, the controls feel slightly off compared to the original version. The handling of the ship in combination with the booster feels a bit wrong, but it’s very tough to notice. Other than that, it does a great job of being an Asteroids classic.

Presentation: 5/5

The visual design of the game is updated from the classic and looks brilliant. The new glowing style of the asteroids and ship adds a great 21st century spin to the game, and the animations for destroying the random enemy alien ship are a great visual touch. The sound effects are like the classic game and work well. The fact that the game is set inside a virtual arcade machine is possibly the coolest presentation element.

Lasting Value: 3/5

Like Asteroids, this game could last as long as you want it to, since your entire goal is to get a high score. Games like these (Solitaire is a similar type of game) receive a 3/5 since while they do technically have endless replayability, they don’t feature any elements that really pull you in to play again and again. For a game like this to receive a higher score, it would have to have different gameplay changing modes or an online leaderboard. However, it’s great to play when you’re bored.

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Title: AstroBlast
Price: $0.99
Publisher: Ironsun Studios Limited

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