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  • Summary: Special Launch Price.Astronaut Spacewalk is a highly realistic astronaut jetpack simulator. Fly the Manned Manouvering Unit from the Space Shuttle cargo bay to several satellites, align into position to make repairs and dock back into the Shuttle.Fly the jetpack in 20 daring missions where you have to rendezvous with different satellites from the smaller TDRS and Solar Maximum, medium sized like the Magellan and Galileo probes, to the big Skylab, Hubble telescope and russian MIR station.Up for a Challenge?Pretty to look at but difficult to master. Flying in space is not like flying a plane. A small wrong movement can send you in a collision path and the stress of how to quickly recover while keeping the valuable electricity and fuel resources.Challenge yourself to master Inertial Flight in space where there is no up or down and there is nowhere to hang on to if you loose control. The difference between life and death is the oxygen in your suit and the nitrogen in your jetpack.It might be beautiful but who said that floating in space was easy? Expand
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  1. Jul 8, 2012
    80
    If you want a taste of what it's like to perform maintenance and repairs in space, give Astronaut Spacewalk a try. The level of detail and realism is extraordinary, and you won't find anything else like it on the App Store.
  2. Jul 11, 2012
    75
    If you have the patience to get a handle on the controls and don't mind the slow pace, Astronaut Spacewalk is very rewarding.
  3. Jul 9, 2012
    70
    Some simulations are much more heavy-handed than others, and Astronaut Spacewalk is certainly an example of such. It's got a plodding pace and very unforgiving physics, but it's also relaxing and oddly compelling. Whether or not someone enjoys the stellar hiking depends largely on their desire for action, naturally, but if nothing else this is a pretty interesting addition to the genre.
  4. Jul 12, 2012
    60
    While it performs admirably at replicating an intensely intricate task, the control scheme feels unnecessarily challenging to deal with, diminishing the enjoyment we expected to derive from this unique app.
  5. Jul 19, 2012
    60
    An amazing concept for a game that immerses you in its vision, but there's a high barrier to entry learning how to control your space-walking astronaut.