by Damien McFerran 3/1/2013
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Arcade, Shooter
Space Invaders is a pretty good place to start if you’re looking for inspiration for your mobile-based shooter, and that’s exactly the course of action that development studio CatfishBlues Games has taken.
Hyperwave may be coated in trippy visuals and feature a pumping electronic soundtrack, but underneath the eclectic and eye-catching presentation you’ll find the same DNA that was present in Taito’s seminal blaster all those years ago.
You control a ship anchored to the bottom of the screen and can only move horizontally. Enemies stream down from above in waves with the intention of damaging either your ship or the delicate energy barrier which resides below it.
Hyperwave is an eye-catching feast but it ultimately lacks the killer edge required to turn it from a shoot-‘em-up also-ran into a solid-gold classic
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