If you sometimes yearn for a time when games were simpler, without the use of blue-tooth headsets, online multi-player, and high definition resolutions that you make you question just how REAL life really is, then the Pew Pew series is for you!
The graphics are reminiscent of early Atari games such as Asteroids, with the exception of being bright, colorful and crisp. Similar to games like Asteroids, everything within Pew Pew is a series of small straight lines that link together to form simple shapes, such as an arrow shaped ship or a hexagon.
The player controls the movement of a small space-ship with the yellow-on-screen-control and controls where they shoot with the red-on-screen-control, on the left and right sides respectively. The game-play is very fast-paced and only speeds up as you go along. There are a large variety of enemies, from small blue ships to large green squares which explode when you destroy them.
There are four levels to choose from, each one being a different flavor of survival. Each level starts off easy enough but then progressively gets harder as time goes on, with increased amounts of enemies, bigger stronger enemies, and power ups to help even the odds for the player. The game also awards the player medals for doing well in the levels. The medals awarded also give the player the ability to use other ships in the game, so if you get tired of the same old little yellow ship then you can swap it out for a shiny new one. The ships have to be unlocked for the player to be able to use them, and unlocking them requires that the player gains a gold medal in whatever level that the unlockable ship requires.
The four different game modes are Pandemonium, Dodge This, Assault, and Chromatic Conflict.
- “Pandemonium” pits the player against an endless amount of enemies and gives them an extra life every for every 1,000 points that they score.
- “Dodge This” disarms the player, only giving the ability to move around the room, since the point of the mode is to dodge multiplying enemies and gather red boxes for extra points.
- “Assault” puts the player in a small square room where enemies spawn in lines from each of the four walls and then smash into the player, so the point is to kill as many as possible before they take you out.
- “Chromatic Conflict” is a mode where the player must change their color in order to kill an enemy, so the player must change to green in order to kill a green enemy and so on. This is done by flying over pulsars that are set up around the room, with each pulsar being the color that it will change the player to, green, red, and blue.
I give the game a 4/5 for the following reasons.
- Even though the game is fast paced and fun, it never lags and even boasts the highest frame rate on the Android market.
- Its simplicity is one of the things that really makes this game stand out among the rest.
- It comes with a really great soundtrack for a mobile game.
- The bright colors alone make this game fun to even look at.
- With its game modes being different versions of survival this game has an infinite amount of playtime.
- The game is a little light on what is offered, since there are only three ships to choose from and four different modes.
- The game comes off as a demo of Pew Pew 2, then it does as a full title of its own.