Critical Mass is a game set in the future, where you are the commander of a squadron of spaceships. You will be sent on one of 40 different types of mission, ranging from protecting a convoy, to attacking an enemy starbase, to defending Earth.
You fight enemy spaceships using six different types of missiles which home in on the nearest target, so you have to be careful not to destroy your own friends...
The game is turn based, but with missiles homing in on your tail, enemy ships weaving to get out of your line of sight and sirens screaming warnings at you it can get pretty frantic!
- makes full use of the iPhone X screen
Ratings and Reviews
I recommend downloading Critical Mass!
Missions are played in quick turns. In a turn, the player adjusts the course of their ship, decides what types of missiles to fire, and can eject or use the ‘cloak’ or ‘forcefield’ ability.
Before missions, the player is allotted points they will use to assemble their squadron. Also, the mission briefing is given.
After missions, the game reports the mission outcome and awards medals. The number of points for squadron assembly is determined by your level of success.
Here are a few tips I’d tell my past self:
- Be sure you don’t shoot your buddies down!
- Learn behavioral patterns!
- There is more skill involved than you might first think.
- Think about where everything will be in 2 moves (asteroids, you, friends, and enemies).
- You don’t have to fire at every chance (especially in later missions).
- READ MISSION BRIEFINGS!
My best game just ended and lasted 14 missions, and I was awarded 2 gold medals (among others). Update: I’ve reached 20 missions with 4 gold medals!
DEVELOPER: Plase add a way to mute volume and to review the mission briefing! Thank you for this awesome game! Update: please allow me to control at least one other ship in my squadron :) friendly fires are wildly lethal :(
Incredibly addictive. Turn based is great and does not take away from the action or tension of the dogfighting.
Very Cool Space Strategy Game
I like this game as a slower turn based space dog fight game. I would love to see the ability to mute the sound and maybe add the ability to continue on the missions with an extra life or two. Perhaps at a lower level for those just learning the game mechanics. I love all my Sean O’Connor games.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.