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Syder Arcade HD
How do you like them apples?
by Matt Wales 8/2/2013
Product: Syder Arcade HD
Developer: Studio Evil
Publisher: Studio Evil
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Retro, Shooter
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Space is great for games - mainly because nobody seems to mind if you blow it up too much. And, boy, does Syder Arcade HD like to blow space up.

It's inspired by the classic side-scrolling shooters of the 16-bit era, delivering a refreshingly pure take on the genre, with only a few minor tweaks to the dependable formula.

Once you've selected your ship, it's off into space for some serious blasting action. Enemies pour into the screen in mind-boggling numbers as you sail across the stars - and it's your job to fend off their attacks for long enough to reach the frenzied boss encounters at the end of each stage. ...
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Summary
A focused, thoroughly enjoyable - if somewhat shallow - take on the classic side-scrolling shooter
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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