This app is a lot like R-Type on the NES. You navigate your airship through fields of enemies while the screen constantly scrolls. The further you advance in a level, the harder and faster the other ships get and at the end you have to beat a powerful level boss.
There are three different weapons you can use to shoot your enemies: regular bullets, which you use by touching the screen with your left thumb, more powerful bullets you get if you hold that left thumb down until the power gauge on the top left runs down all the way and targeted missiles. To use the targeted missiles, you have to touch your targets with your right thumb until they have a blue circle around them. Some enemies cannot be killed with a single shot alone, so it’s important to plan your attacks accordingly or at least shoot off a lot of bullets in a short period of time.
At first I thought this game would be pretty dull, with its unchanging cloud background and frankly irritating sound of high pitched gun noises. However, I found it to be pretty addictive. Not only do you have to shoot your enemies, but you have to dodge them, and their guns, at the same time. I found beating the first boss, which looked like a cross between a caterpillar and a snake, to be pretty exciting. And I love that it has a continue feature so you don’t have to start all over every time you play, though you can only save one game at a time though. Be careful when you play this game as it can be engrossing.