The “Very Old Friends” update is here, and it comes with a new rpg classes system. You can now play as the all-rounder Pioneer, the massive defense-focused Heavy, or Light the speed shooter.
What are these classes for? Well they give you different playstyles, particularly in multiplayer modes. In deathmatch you can take advantage of their unique stats and weapon preferences to outplay your opponents. On top of that in coop, each class has a set of upgradeable passive bonuses which affect all players in your crew and make it easier to curb the alien invasion...
“quite honestly brilliant” - 5/5, TouchArcade review
“Space Pioneer is just an awful lot of fun” - 8/10 PocketGamer
“definitely one of our favorite releases of the year” - 5/5, TouchArcade game of the week
Use the latest hi-tech shooter weapons to stop the alien threat!
DISCOVER NEW GALAXIES & EXPLORE INCREDIBLE WORLDS
Explore strange new worlds with your trusty robot sidekick. Make your way across fantastical planets from icy tundra to Mars like dust desert to the lush jungles brimming with flora and fauna.
ARTISTIC LOOK & FEEL
Unique space art & music direction creates vivid pastel worlds you’ve never seen in a shooter game before.
To make it through hordes of space aliens, you need to be a skilled, versatile hunter. Fast top-down shooting action will test your combat reflexes and tactics in battle. In solo or multiplayer, never let your guard down in space.
DYNAMIC OBJECTIVES SYSTEM
Recover stolen disks, defend space probes, repair crashed craft and complete missions to earn loot and unlock awesome new gear and rpg skills. Every time you play missions have new objectives, enemies, loot and additional challenges.
The endless space has countless hostile galaxy to conquer. Combined with a dynamic objectives system, the shooter gameplay is truly infinite in Space Pioneer.
UPGRADE YOUR WEAPONS AND SKILLS
Get even more firepower for your machine gun, shotgun and flamethrower. Earn loot to upgrade the weapons and gear including gun turrets, rifles, blasters and mines. Unlock dozens of combat skills to give you the fighting edge.
ANNIHILATE GIANT BOSSES
From aggressive shooter robots and giant mechs to venomous hornet invaison, face-off against massive bosses, each with unique offensive and defensive games, including reinforced battle shields and powerful beam blasts.
STOP THE SPACE HORDE
Battle it out against increasingly tough waves of ferocious space aliens in multiplayer horde modes to obtain tasty loot and experience in three difficulty levels: normal, hard and hell. There is no easy game mode in Space Pioneer.
BUILD YOUR OWN SPACE BASE
Customize and upgrade your space base to increase your resource production and power up your equipment with an RPG progression system.
Space Pioneer is free to download and play, however, some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings. A network connection is also required.
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It came to the Federation’s attention that some pioneers were having some issues with offers not displaying correctly. This has now been fixed. We have also deployed a range of optimizations which will make your experience smoother, hence it is high time to go back to alien hunting.
Ratings and Reviews
Good but needs fixing
Everything is great so far however there is a bug that takes place in the middle of fighting where the screen will freeze but the audio still plays for a few seconds and then it will go back to normal, just fix that and it would be perfect. I actually like that the game is single player, too many games involve playing with other people, do we really need multiplayer in everything? Nope and this game is great without it.
So far the F2P (if you wish to play that way) aspect seems viable, time will tell if they get more aggressive and money hungry but so far so good.
Also please add some type of character customization like skins or something to add some individuality, I've been playing for a few hours and the look is getting a little boring, maybe the skins can also add buffs to certain stats or something so that they're not entirely useless besides cosmetics.
Over all I’m really impressed with this game. It holds some good mechanics that I haven’t seen much of in most App Store games for a free to play. I am a little bit peeved however with the newest update most notably adding achievements. While that’s cool and all and it’s great to get some free gear for putting in that extra effort; I did put a lot of time into this game when it first came out so I’m pretty well up there in the levels. So I’m a little upset that some of the weapons now require a certain number of achievements to be reached in order to obtain the weapon when the weapon was something that you got from leveling up previously. i.e. the minigun in particular. I spent a long time working up to the all powerful minigun and put tons of coins into making it strong but with this update it made the fun require trophies now so it was taken from me along with the upgrades I had put into it. This is really upsetting in my opinion I kind of find that to be a major stab in the back from the developers.
Some things to consider...
I am a pretty high level in the game. I enjoy this game quite well. Good mechanics. Easy game play. There are some major drawbacks in my opinion. First I like that you can double and triple coins by watching ads, that’s a cool concept I don’t see much in games. I do not like that after I just chose to watch two ads you force me to watch another. I can understand the need for ads but if I just chose to watch two I think it’s kinda pushy to make me watch another. Next I like that every mission is not a mission you have to get three stars in. I call it the angry bird syndrome. You get caught up trying to get that third star to the point you turn into a angry bird. That being said I think some of the star levels need to be reworked. Some stars require you to “deal the last hit with less than 25% HP” but the game has in place self healing skills that make it almost impossible to get. If I have spent most of my coins on the several self heal skills I’m healing to quick to kill the boss while under 25% HP. I would like to see more upgrades to my robot and armor as well.
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- Vivid Games S.A.
- 273.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2017 Vivid Games S.A. and Game Odyssey Ltd. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
- In-App Purchases
- Laser Rifle & Top Galaxy Armor $4.99
- Special Offer Small $1.99
- Special Offer Medium $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.