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Space Courier

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rated 2.80 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight
Tags:
arcade
shmup
retro
asteroids

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May 13, 2015 | 10:36 AM EDT

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Space Courier is a methodical, medium-paced arcade shooter about avoiding asteroids, defeating cyborg aliens, and, of course, delivering packages.

You control the Courier's ship, The Priority, through a series of asteroid fields. Each field is more dangerous than the last, with an increase of asteroids and enemies.

Manage your fuel level, which depletes continuously and if you let it reach 0, your speed is greatly reduced. Picking up fuel cells along the way adds fuel to your battery. You'll also needs to keep an eye on your hull strength. When your hull reaches 0 you lose a life; lose all 3 and it's back to Level 1.

Every 5 levels you'll face a wave of enemies trying to stop you. The real challenge comes at level 15. Reaching level 20 makes you one the most skilled courier pilots this side of the Alpha Centauri.

Reviews


KashKeyKashKey

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

A fun little game, with a very simplistic art style, that reminded me vaguely of Atari graphics. The music definately makes this game feel like a game that takes place in space, if repetitive, and the constant feeling of needing to get fuel was quite entertaining and addicting. The asteroid physics were solid, and the game felt fair, and this was a fun game. My only complaint is I can't get the continue button to work.


EricThomas responds:

Thanks for playing and thanks for the comment. It started as just the ship and some asteroids, and that alone was pretty neat. But when I added the missiles and boost function and had the fuel as a consistent goal, it was a decent concept.

Regarding the issue with the continue button, were you trying to click it or were you pressing the 'Y' key?