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on September 9, 2014
Best version available of the original arcade game, but without a keyboard on your smart phone, this game doesn't play that well.
I got this game several years ago when I had a Motorola Droid 3 with slide out keyboard. On that device, this game played beautifully. Recently I had to switch to a Samsung Galaxy S5, which does not have the keyboard. So that leaves tilt touch and buttons mode as game setting options. I have yet to find the mode that plays as well as the old style keyboard. It seems like the touch screen (maybe it's just the S5), is slow to respond to a tap to fire in button and touch modes - especially after a turn or thrust. There seems to be a fraction of a second between the move and the time the screen will feel the tap to fire. I've not been able to get much past 20,000 points since I got this app on the Galaxy S5. My high score on the Droid was 94,100, which you'll see at the top of the Leaderboard.
I'm disappointed that I can't quite get into the swing of things with this device and am considering hanging onto the Droid just so I can play the game as I used to.
Apart from that, this game has the look and feel of the original arcade game. It that's your top criterion then give the free version of this a try. Remember, this is an old school game, the higher the level, the faster the spaceships come after you, and sooner or later you will get blasted. You play until you die a third time, though you can build an inventory of extra lives if you play well at lower levels.