LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Blazing a trail
By Harry Slater 30 July 2012
Blazing Star | Developer:
SNK Playmore | Publisher:
SNK Playmore | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Arcade, Retro, Shooter | Players:
1 | Networking:
Bluetooth | Version:
The App Store is this generation's amusement arcade. It's a place that's brimming with games, most of which you can have play for less than the price of a mid-range sandwich from your local sandwich emporium.
It seems only fitting, then, that SNK Playmore is releasing some of its coin-op back catalogue for smartphones and tablets. Metal Slug 3 arrived recently, and now it's closely followed by Blazing Star.
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The game is a side-scrolling shooter that sees you piloting one of six different spaceships, each of which has its own strengths, weaknesses, and style of attack. Pressing two buttons at the bottom-right of the screen lets you fire, and sliding a finger around the screen moves you around.
A brilliant, addictive shooter, Blazing Star might have a few niggles, but they're made up for with bombast and bullets