I pick up Tapsteroids. Looks OK. I start playing

I pick up Tapsteroids. Looks OK. I start playing


tapsteroids iPhone App Review

Two minutes goes to 5 minutes. And 5 minutes turn into 30 minutes. Suddenly I look at the clock and swear because it’s 1:34am and I need to get some sleep. I don’t know how this game does it. It just does.

As the name suggests, you’re set up in space, clearing incoming asteroids. You can either choose to protect incoming ships (to home base) or your own ship, but chances are you’re going to have to accept the challenge to protect both. Tap an asteroid to send a curving missile to destroy it. It’s that simple.

This morning I was sitting at my desk playing the game while frying tofu. Bad idea. I have no explanation for how time zipped by so fast while playing Tapsteroids. I do however have to come up with an explanation to my landlord as to why there is smoke seeping out of the windows. The tofu burned. What an involving game!

Graphics are important. When you first play however, you might think, “huh, these graphics are so-so.” But what you forget is that these are ‘space graphics’. When you playing a space game… albeit an arcade game you want to experience that hollow grandeur of out space that you’re in charge of.

Tapsteroids is the product of two passionate programmers with two polar opposite game styles: one likes the puzzle type game while the other prefers simulation and strategy. “The result is a game-play similar to Asteroids but with a realistic physical model that drives the missiles and the need to quickly choose the right weapon to complete your missions” says Daniele, the strategy fan.

What did he say? Choose the right missile? I like this guy already… multiple missiles choices in a “search and destroy” setting. And the weapons/missiles are definitely cool!

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the game, I highly recommend it. It’s really got it’s own unique and personal touch to it.

Anyway, I got to go scrub my tofu-burned frying pan. Later.


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