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.
"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
Graphical fixes. Watch update.
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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!
iPhone X issue
Have played this game for years. Still love it. However with the iPhone X if you pause the game then come back to the game the game plays 2x faster. Very hard to play.
Not sure if it’s the iPhone X or the IOS 11.2.6
Developer Response ,
The issue is fixed in version 3.5.5 (March 27, 2018).
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