Vector-Z 4+

retro arcade fun

Juggleware, LLC

    • 4.2 • 10 Ratings
    • $1.99



Based on a mythical vector arcade machine of the late 1980s that was never released, Vector-Z is a space shooter with advanced vector graphics and particle systems designed to dazzle your senses… it's as if the 1980's arcades never went away and the games kept getting better.

Vector-Z is a unique, retro-style arcade game with glowing multicolor vector-graphics, analog synthesized sounds, and a retro soundtrack with amazing spaced out tunes to zap extraterrestrial invaders to.

Some of Vector-Z's aliens have shields you have to time your shots to break through. There’s also an asteroid bonus level where you can break up asteroids for points, and break up bigger asteroids for power-ups, including bonus shields, extra lives, score multiplier, and a faster fire rate.

• Vector-Z’s ship holds 2 missiles. One fires from each wing, so there’s a slight offset. There is also a brief reload time.
• Aliens are worth more points when they are attacking you. Even more points when they are really close!
• Go for the bonus points from accuracy: at 50% you get 100 pts per hit, 200 pts at 75%, 400 pts at 90%, and 800 bonus pts per hit with 100% accuracy!
• Aim for the bigger asteroids to collect hexagonal power-ups

Vector-Z is compatible with iCade, and requires iOS 7.1 or later.

What’s New

Version 1.0.8

Updated for latest platform compatibility.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Just1panda ,

Crafty update to classic genre

Game adds novel features to classic Galaga genre playstyle. Shields on both player and enemies, creative attack patterns, and asteroid rounds are all engaging. Accuracy bonus adds depth for those patient enough to time their shots. Looks clean, runs smoothly and responds predictably.

Ed Grimley ,


I really wanted to like this as I’m a devoted fan of 80s-inspired vector graphics games. The graphics of this title are pretty good, as is the music, but that’s as much honest praise as I can muster. The action is ponderously slow and anemic, and the controls are so bad that I gave up after about two minutes of initial play. A waste of two bucks unless the dev gives this thing some badly needed TLC in the form of a substantial update.

Jen8237 ,

Controls need work

Vector-Z looks and sounds great! Very reminiscent of the 1980's. Unfortunately the game suffers from poor controls. I prefer using the "glide and tap" option but it's imprecise, lags terribly and feels floaty. The other control option uses arcade buttons and is nicely done. You'll enjoy the game if this is your preference. Hoping to see improvements in an update :)

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