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Aim for the moon

rated 4.12 / 5 stars
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May 29, 2014 | 3:29 PM EDT

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Armageddon mockery 10 Points Destroy 100 meteors in one game
Birdwatcher 10 Points Get carried by 10 storks in one game
Cloudsurfer 10 Points Hit 100 clouds in one game
Fare dodger 10 Points Get hit by 5 planes in one game
Someone warn NASA 10 Points Discover a UFO
Starkid 10 Points Hop on 100 stars in one game
A strong back-up plan 25 Points Have 20 balloons available
Greed 25 Points Upgrade the coin magnet to it's maximum
Let's speed this up 25 Points Have 5 balloons in your hand
Rich man 25 Points Own 3000 coins
Welcome back 25 Points Start the game a second time
Bronze 50 Points Score 220000 in survival mode
Silver 50 Points Score 250000 in survival mode
Dreamcatcher 100 Points Reach the moon
Gold 100 Points Score 280000 in survival mode

Author Comments

It's been a while since I published anything. I made this one about 6 months ago, just never got to publishing it. So today I suppressed the laziness controlling me and integrated some NG-goodness into it. Hope you guys like it.

Reaching the moon will unlock an endless mode, scores end up in the table underneath the game.
15 NG-compatible medals are available... happy hunting!

EDIT: Some people had some trouble on startup. This should be fixed now. Thanks to Yatsufusa for helping me pin down the problem.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Short version: great in theory, somewhat well-executed but a tad lacking in focus.

The concept of this game is quite nice, and the aesthetics are simple but pleasing. But "simple" seems to be a reoccurring theme here.

If you were to play the game straight without buying any upgrades, sure it'd be somewhat challenging, but only because the gaps between planes/storks/UFOs and the sheer distance to be traveled can be a bit overwhelming. But, once you get a few upgrades (and mind you, they're not at all hard to get), the game becomes painfully easy; so easy, in fact, I might dare say you could win by accident.

Many of the game's shortcomings could easily be repaired if you had spent more time thinking about the game. Important things, such as impact (how drastic of a change upgrades made), value (how difficult items and upgrades are to obtain), and consistent challenge (making difficult parts easiER, but still not easy), among other things. The lack of these things, especially long-standing difficulty, really makes a normally monumental task as leaping to the moon feel really underwhelming, like getting 3rd place at an elementary school talent show.

The game was, however, quite addicting. Had it been more difficult, interesting, consistent, and in general better thought-out, it would've been worthy of a full five stars.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not a bad game, but the Silver/Gold medals are a bit too cheap if you ask me, couldn't you make space a bit less brutal with the boxes?


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Solid game. Not the best in the "distance rocket/cannon" genre - above average perhaps? Never felt particularly challenged - especially once I got a few upgrades under the belt - except for the gold medal - needed to save up balloons - space is awfully empty. To be fair, the bit of sky just before you get stars is challenging if you've been using too many balloons (save balloons, aim at planes, and don't aim at storks unless absolutely necessary).

Needs cosmetics (eg different oufits) to spend excess coin on. Yes, I was disappointed coin magnet upgrades didn't change the look the little astronaut. On a positive note, level 4 magnet is mad powerful (no need to aim for coins - just worry about aiming for boosts).

Main gripe - in space - because it gets empty - it is easy to lose the sense of motion / point of reference (making aiming for that last star just off the bottom of the screen that little bit harder to hit) - a subtle background might help here.

And the quotes get old very quickly - they all feel awfully patronizing. I would switch them out for a random humourous return to earth scenario.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

surprisingly addictive. unfortunately, it seems too difficult to win even with all upgrades maxed out. therefore, i quit before winning. too bad.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Hey, it's a nice concept, but I must say the simplicity of it got very dull, also, the quotes made me feel a little patronized, of course with things like that it's each to their own.

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