Space… How much we can place where… Incredible words, unknown planets, fantastic creatures.
But now I want to tell you about some space themed computer shareware games, and want you to play it – I choose only best 19 games from about 200!
Here you can find 10 shooters with each of it’s own unique gameplay, 5 puzzles, some with actions twists, 2 strategy and 2 actions and 1 arkanoid. Two game studios presented in this article has here by two games, and as I know 7 of game development studios are from Russia. Take a look at this game, but please be patient – I will split this article to 3 parts, it will help me to say more about each of 19 games. And another one note – I don’t want to rank these games, it’s all are best, so I will present games in alphabetical list.
AstroAvenger (by Divo Games) / Space Shooter
“An insane space shooter with twisted missions and cool weapons!”
Looking for a space shooter that will surprise you? AstroAvenger features cool graphics, excellent sound effects and a groovy sound track. The game employs an advanced upgrade and power-up system that allows you to buy new types of weapons, ammo, armor and batteries as you advance from one level to another. Fighting takes place in five distinct and expansive galaxies, with over 25 different enemy ships types to combat.
Barnyard Invasion (by Sandlot Games) / Puzzle
“Save farm animals from their cruel human masters and take them on a much-needed vacation in this wacky puzzle game!”
Save farm animals from their cruel human masters and take them on a much-needed vacation. Use your superior alien powers to thwart human attempts to keep the happy livestock captive in this wacky puzzle game. See hilarious snapshots of vacationing aliens and liberated farm animals!
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe (by PopCap Games) / Puzzle
“Take the classic game of gem-swapping to euphoric new heights!”
Take the classic game of gem-swapping to euphoric new heights! Adapted from its predecessor, Bejeweled 2 features four unique ways to play. Solve handcrafted brain teasers in puzzle mode while up against the clock or kick back, relax and enjoy endless mode. With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before!
Bugatron (by Retro64) / Space Shooter
“Are you ready to blast some bugs?”
It’s easy to see why thousands of people have already ordered Bugatron Gold. It’s fun, fast, and you don’t have to be a computer wiz to figure out how to play. We know you’ll love it, and your friends will love it too!
Clash’ N Slash (by Enkord) / Shooter
“Non-stop action space shooter with extremely simple controls suitable for all ages!”
Space shooting has never been so simple and addictive! With Clash’N Slash arcade game you will battle pesky aliens all around the galaxy. Loads of weapons, upgrades, enemies will hold you for a long time and innovative bonus triggering system will make your game experience colorful and fun.
Cosmic Bugs (by Retro64) (or another name Cosmo Bots) / Puzzle Action
“Cosmic Bugs is a remake of the classics Jezzball and Qix, with tons of power-ups!”
Cosmic Bugs takes its cue from the addictive classics Jezzball and Qix. But that’s where the similarity ends, because Cosmic Bugs has different shapes for each level, 3D rendered graphics, digital sound, new enemies, and tons of power-ups. The game features over 500 levels, and does not require any special hardware. It’s easy to control and easy to play!
So, it’s end. In next Part we will see next seven games – Desperate Space, Flyonoid, Jets N Guns, KaiJin, Mutant Storm, Outpost Kaloki and Paradoxion.
By Denis Snow