"Very cool 8^) - Fun old style arcade for us old arcade fans!" - Drewx67
"Great game - Awesome." - Goodluck74
"Nice retro watch game - Still loving this app. Fun to play on the watch while waiting in line or out and about. Quick hit gaming with fun retro feel. They keep on updating app too to make sure it works on OS updates. Thanks! Great retro game for the watch. It's like space invaders & block out combined! Works really well on the Apple watch. Uses new API's from watchOS 3. Nice scrolling with the crown and even uses the watch speaker for the great retro sounds. Love it! Next gen of watch games is here!" - peteostro
"Excellent-- an iOS Classic! - I bought this game when the first version came out on iOS 2. It's been nearly 10 years and I still play it! I am so glad the developer keeps it updated. My favorite thing about it is the Commodore 64 SID sound effects and the speech synthesis-- this game would not look out of place in an early 80s arcade. The watchOS version plays very well on top of that! The Digital Crown makes moving the paddle a dream. Would definitely recommend this app to any retro game fan." - cyelvington
"Gamers ... will likely find Space Invaders to be overly simplistic and outdone by most of its clones in the App Store such as Space Out." - http://toucharcade.com
"I took a look at about 40 [games], I decided which ones lived up to the hype and which ones didn’t. One of my favorites was the game called Space Out." - Jamin Brophy-Warren, Wall Street Journal Online
"Arkanoid + Space Invaders with the gorf voice thrown in for good measure! Sold." - GreatLakesDrifta
Space Out is the original mashup, a tribute to old school arcade games; it truly delivers that early arcade feel. It combines 2 classic game concepts, shooting invaders and brick breaking, into a unique and exciting retro experience. It's a blast back to the late '70s. Complete with all new 8-bit sound effects created with a MOS 6581 SID chip from the Commodore 64 and speech generated with 8kHz 8-bit allophones. (Any control issues were fixed years ago.)
- minor update
Ratings and Reviews
Too easy on iPhone, but a fun challenge on Apple Watch
On iPhone it’s too easy and goes on too long, but on Apple Watch using the Digital Crown as a rotary controller this game is a blast! Challenging but not crazy hard and runs just the right length of time. Fun mashup of breakout and Space Invaders. I wish it kept a high score list and not just the highest score. Would be nice too if it had daily/weekly/all-time online high score lists too, with iPhone and Watch lists separate. But this is fun on Watch. Might even be my favorite Watch game.
Awesome, but one concern...
...The developer has replied to my inquiry about this, and I am updating the review as such. He is trying to replicate the issue ...
This would be my favorite game and would have five stars. Awesome sound effects, graphics, and concept. Gameplay is good too, but as two others have mentioned, there is a flaw in the control. The paddle will sometimes freeze for up to a couple seconds. So far, the developer's suggestion is to make sure your finger stays below the paddle. After trying this for awhile, it does seem to reduce the occurrence of the issue, but it does still happen occasionally, and I'm not yet sure whether it's due to my consciously careful finger placement, or just that it's working better randomly at this particular time. See a game like "Break Classic" by BootAnt for the same control that works flawlessly.
That said, I _DO_ still wholeheartedly recommend this game. The flaw isn't so bad that it's not worth the price. It's just a minor annoyance sometimes (and apparently only for some people).
Also, could use a volume control... sounds are a bit loud. And after fixing the touch control, eventually adding tilt control (like on Jirbo Break) might be interesting!
Nice retro watch game
Still loving this app. Fun to play on the watch while waiting in line or out and about. Quick hit gaming with fun retro feel. They keep on updating app too to make sure it works on OS updates. Thanks!
Great retro game for the watch. It's like space invaders & block out combined! Works really well on the Apple watch. Uses new API's from watchOS 3. Nice scrolling with the crown and even uses the watch speaker for the great retro sounds. Love it! Next gen of watch games is here!
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- Binary Square, Inc.
- 14.9 MB
- Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.6 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2008 Binary Square, Inc.
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