You are Keith T. Maxwell, an elite pilot as a mercenary for hire after fighting in the Vossk Wars. In a huge galaxy of hundreds of planets and space stations, you must take on the alien Vossk.
The story line takes you through escort and combat missions where you can trade captured materials for multiple upgrades for your ship, from weapons, shields, and drives, and if you choose, you can purchase a whole new ship.
In Galaxy on Fire, your ship is controlled with either the accelerometer or touch controls, with the option to invert them if you wish. You have the ability to boost, which can only be used periodically, and and on the right is the fire button and a button to change your weapons.
Double tapping the button sets it to auto-fire, which is great because you can spend more time focusing on the actual battles instead of trying to keep your finger on the screen. The controls are really smooth overall, and the game also helps you aim ahead of the target, but they can take a bit to get used to,
When you come across the later story missions you will find yourself completely overwhelmed by enemies who possess ships which are basically superior to you in every way. You will have had the opportunity by this point to sell some loot and invest in a new weapon. Unless you pick the right one however, you are as good as screwed. Thankfully there are lots of save spots so you can always go back to previous levels in case you do find out that you are hopelessly lost.
The brightest point for Galaxy on Fire is when you do beat the linear story mode. All of a sudden you’re allowed access a galaxy map similar which lets you to travel to hundreds of locations. Each planet, space station, or whatever allows you to improve your ship or take on even more missions.
The gameplay is deep, allowing you to always upgrade your ship and the RPG elements, if you call them that, add a lot to this space shooter. Of course, if you want a different pace of game you can play survival mode as well.
The graphics of this game are well displayed, with great 3D details and wonderful space backgrounds. You really feel like you’re dueling out in space and there’s a great futuristic feel to the game. While soaring around in space you have a real sense of speed and shooting down bogies is a blast. The soundtrack is great too, with appropriate effects and well done music.
Once you get past the initial difficulty hump, Galaxy On Fire surely deserves a spot on your iDevice’s springboard. By purchasing this game you get a well polished game that will last you many hours. Hurry up and get this beautiful game now as it is 50% off!
Beatifully polished game
Great replay value
Smooth controls and gameplay
No lack of action
Starts off a bit slow
Can be difficult at times