The IconFactory developed the Astronut, an enjoyable Game Center ready, space hop game that is developed for Apple iPhone. Do you remember Maelstrom, A classical space game that worked on the pre OS X period? This Astronut game’s appearance and experience will be little bit like the Maelstrom game, but will be easy to play and features an uncomplicated game mechanism.
You will be playing as titular Astronut and your ultimate goal would be to hop in the Space among the celestial bodies like stars, planets and so on. Based on the space object that you will land on, you will be spinning in regards to the object’s rotation. While in mission, you should gather powerups and star shards. Ultimately for each level, you will have to reach the highest point in space i.e. finish line.
You have to hop in the space, basically with only 2 buttons for the Jump and the Boost. The Jump button is used to hop around from one planet to another planet. The Boost button is used to give additional oomph (Speed) that can be used to move when you are flying hopelessly in space, or to fight through aliens who are trying to damage you, or simply to provide burst of swiftness. Though, this is not like the Mario’s B button. Each time you use the Boost, you will have to give some time for it to get restored, and so use the boost strategically.
Planet landing is easy; you can stay on the planet, as long as you want to stay. But other celestial bodies will not let you stay for long, like Sun like star and black hole that will damage you.
Along with the points earned by the progress you made, the star shards collected and the same, you can also get bonus points in the game for unbeaten hang time. You can score more, as long as you stay floating up without hitting an alien or landing on a planet. You will have to float upwards for most of the times into the unknown dangers, aliens and planets that are waiting at the top, in order to crash you down. So, you will have to have an eye on the top of the screen in the iPhone and hope that everything goes well.
The Astronut game is free to download. You can play the first 4 level for the free demo and you will have to pay a $2 to get additional in-app 20 levels purchase. This game will surely be a time killer app in your iPhone. The game is multitasking type, addictive, fun to play, state switching iOS resident: play some time and continue with your work, resume the game later from the place you paused in the past.
Even if you face death in your current progressing level, you can restart your game from the current level itself, without needing to start your game from the beginning once again. You would never get bored, as you have additional levels or free play mode that feature random objects and obstacles that are to be navigated. The Sounds and Cartoon Graphics make the game more fun.