Wavecade 9+

Time bending arcade #shmup

Andrew Spalato

Designed for iPad

    • $1.99



Time bending arcade #shoot-em-up

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 have armor
- Blocks can change lanes
- Blocks can change their type
- 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.

Play online co-operatively and destroy waves of blocks. Your scores are saved to the leader boards with your names. How long can you stay #1?

Start a game with standard arcade rules, or customize your own.

Personalize your player ship and choose from a selection of colours as well as your propulsion effect.

Set a custom game mode and get the fastest time or highest score for that mode.

What’s New

Version 1.4

- ProMotion support (120 Hz)
- Both players in an online game now posts their scores instead of just the host
- UI safe area fixes
- Ring shot ability will be slightly nerfed and mines ability slightly buffed
- Powerups spawn on the upper half of the playfield
- Score achievements renamed and now achievable
- Relative finger to player movement mode (enable this in settings)
- Overhaul main game UI
- Game rules UI improved
- Help UI in pause menu explaining the game
- Rank label (fixes incorrect levelling up when in fact did not level up)
- Auto rotation enabled in main game (allows landscape-right in menu scene)
- Touch control updates
- Auto shoot improved (checks in all directions of the bullet type rather than just upwards)
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

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

finzfan07 ,

Honestly amazing

I’ve played a few different shooters like this. Most you will play are pay 2 win crap. This here is a premium title, has MULTIPLE different game modes to play, no limit on how much you can play. Has CROSSPLAT multiplayer with mobile, switch, pc. Has leaderboards to grind for. Has a leveling up system, at the end of runs you get XP which can level your profile up and unlock new designs and customizations. That leads me to customization. This game offers it! Customize your ship, enemies, sound, abilities, colors etc. it’s honestly a blast. It has some bugs but the dev is always on top of it fixing up what needs to be fixed and adding things. Definitely worth a grab if this is a game you’d enjoy

Developer Response ,

Thank you, an app update is on its way. In the meantime you can find us on Discord and check out the development updates there too!

wudø ,

Great game

This is a awesome game ,theres a exp system aswell as a level up system. As you level up you unlock different ships,trails,etc.. this game is really fun in my opinion except there are some glitches that may need to be tweaked and fixed a bit ive stumbled across this bug that when I’ve made it far into a level/round and i die the Game crashes and i lose all of my progress please fix this devs. :)

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for the positive review. If you can disable vibrations in the game's settings, we have found this is a cause of a memory leak and should fix crashing. Let us know if it worked, thanks!

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