Game Review: Heavenly Skies


17, 2011

Heavenly Skies is similar to a classic vertical scrolling arcade shooter, except you try to catch the projectiles flying at you instead of avoid them (Video Review)!

Overall Score: 4/5

The challenging and addicting gameplay make Heavenly Skies into a fun game to pickup and play while you’re bored.

Gameplay: 5/5HeavenlySkies

You play as an angel that was sent to protect Earth and other planets from incoming projectiles. You save the planets by blocking the projectiles with your own body, which you control by tilting your device left and right. The projectiles come at different angles and different speeds, which makes the game challenging, especially since your angel can’t move side to side that fast. However, there is a power-up that will increase the speed of your angel temporarily. In order to beat a level (there are 4 levels and a boss fight), you must get a score of 2,500, which takes a long time and is tough to obtain! That makes the simple gameplay really fun since you have to work at getting a better score. Also, the inclusion of combo meters adds to the fun of the game.

Presentation: 4/5

The game looks pretty good, especially when you shoot those glowing green orbs up at the projectiles. The music and sound effects are nice, but can become slightly repetitive.

Lasting Value: 4/5

All the game consists of is blocking those incoming projectiles and saving planets… a simple idea, but an addicting one! Moving onto the next level is pretty tough, so it challenges you and makes you spend some time working on getting a high enough score to move on. It’s a great game for curing some occasional boredom. Simple games like these are often successful when they provide a satisfying challenge, and Heavenly Skies does. However, it won’t last you decades like the Sims might.

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Title: Heavenly Skies
Price: $0.99
Publisher: L0RD-0DIN

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