Tractor Beam 4+

Manufacturing Content

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings
    • $0.99



Your engines are down. Use your tractor beams to move.

"Some of the most fun we've had with $0.99 on the iPhone and we still can't put it down" - Slide To Play

Tractor beam is a powerfully simple and addictive arcade game inspired by the classics. Unarmed and out of fuel, to survive you must slingshot your ship through an asteroid field using only your tractor beam. But the beam will also send the asteroids on a collision course with your ship, making for a unique challenge as you press onward to earn points.

Tractor Beam can be played in either portrait or landscape orientation, and multi-touch gameplay allows for more than one beam and complex strategies. The procedurally generated background music is never the same twice, or choose to listen to your own music from within the iPod application.

- Classic arcade look and feel
- Multi-touch gameplay
- Three levels of difficulty
- Dynamic music is created on-the-fly
- Allows for music from other applications

What’s New

Version 1.5000.6

- Updates for newer devices

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

PGar81 ,

My favorite game in the App Store. A modern classic

This game is very underrated. I’m so happy it’s still available after 9 years. It’s also apparently been updated with new features like a timed mode.

I’ve had many apps and games on my phone, but this one has been a staple. Solid gameplay, retro graphics. It’s a modern classic. I wish more games were like this one. I’m a sucker for vector graphics look and feel.

It’s more fun than actually playing an Asteroids clone on the iPhone because of the control scheme.

I just wish there were more modes... the new timed mode is a step in the right direction. Maybe some day the developer could include a weapons mode or a rival mode where there’s an enemy spacecraft? Maybe a hyperspace button that can be used once or twice to save you from collision? Or a shield? Or alternative ships, like ones that look like the old cinematronics space war ships? It’s encouraging that after 9 years the developer is still updating this.

This game should not be abandoned. I hope to see continued support for it and who knows.. maybe now after 9 years a Tractor Beam 2 is in order.

If you like retro games, play this game!

Immrcoco ,

I’ve had this game for years

It’s amazing honestly . Admire simplicity. The one who admire is complicity is a dummy but one who admires simplicity is a genius.

Bids4kids_123 ,

Great but one problem

This game is great except for a problem with the gameplay. The most annoying one is if you die with many asteroids on the screen you have to wait about 7 seconds for them to pass. This is exceptionally annoying on the timed runs because you sit there while the game wastes time. When you die, all the asteroids on screen should disappear so you can resume immediately.

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