Wavecade 9+

Time bending arcade #shmup

Andrew Spalato

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 53 Ratings
    • $2.99



Play solo or local/online co-op multiplayer. More game modes. More powerups. More everything!

Inspired by classic arcade shooters such as 'Space Invaders' and 'Galaga', Wavecade brings back the original nostalgia feeling to players from arcades, using sleek retro 80's and sci-fi aesthetic.

Bend time at your will by moving up and down the screen. After each wave, the game speeds up a small amount. making the game more challenging on each new wave.

You can accumulate multiple powerups at the same time. Collecting the same powerup upgrades it and increases your time with them active.

Activate your ability when you are facing near certain destruction to turn the tables of the game. It might be the one thing that saves you from a GAME OVER.

Blocks spawn at the top of the playfield and move down the screen. Line up your shots and shoot them for points.
They can come in a variety of types:
Blocks can spawn randomly, in rows, in a single stream, or in a pattern spanning the playfield

Hazards can appear at any time and can lose you a life if you happen to hit any of them. They can help destroy blocks if you're agile enough, could be a blessing in disguise.

Get far enough in Wavecade and you will find yourself in epic encounters with bosses. They will have an arsenal of abilities to GAME OVER you. Learn their patterns and overcome them.

Invite or join a friend on Steam and destroy waves of blocks.
Your scores are saved to the leader boards with your names. How long can you stay #1?

One-hit KO
No blocks shall pass
Quick Game

Personalize your player choose from a selection of ships, colors, skins and your propulsion effect.

What’s New

Version 1.8.1

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Make time go faster and slower in this intense shmup that exemplifies all the best qualities of the venerable gaming genre.

App_Addict101 ,

Issue with controller

Tried using my ps4 controller on my iPad Pro and it works in the menus but when I get into the game I can not move the ship with the analog sticks or the dpad. All other buttons seem to be working just not the movement. Please fix 🙏🏼

I tried binding my analog stick to movement but nothing happens and I have to restart the game in order to get out of the “binding” screen. Also kind of strange all of the buttons on the binding screen are all keyboard inputs even though this is a mobile game.

Developer Response ,

Hi, if you plan to use a gamepad to control the player, you will need to set control with touch to "Off" in the game's settings. UI input via touch will still work and you can rebind the controls.

Keyboard input is supported as well due to feedback and suggestions. If you would like to contribute more feedback, please go to our discord which you can find on http://wavecade.com.au and let us know.

E is a number of the rainbow ,

Great job!

I love arcade-type games, and this is one of my favorites. The music is fantastic and the gameplay is really interesting and satisfying. Chaining power ups and obliterating blocks with these visuals is very beautiful and the customization of the ship is something I haven’t seen before. For $2, this game is a steal.

I’m glad this game is still getting updates, and I have one concern regarding mobile controls. If you are right handed, chances are you move the ship with your right hand. But the Nade bombs and other abilities are also on the right side. So in order to press the ability button you have to either cross hands or stop the ship for a second or two. These are both super inconvenient to do, and results with me sometimes neglecting the abilities altogether, which are big parts of gameplay. I suggest adding a option in the settings that can change what side the abilities are on.

Thank you so much for not making pay-to-win crap. Continue making stuff like this in the future!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review! We are hard at work improving the game and adding support for different play styles as well as content. Stay tuned for updates coming soon or join our discord found on our website http://wavecade.com.au

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