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  • Summary: The award winning, top down, arcade, knuckle busting, shoot 'em up by PomPom is now available for iOS. Space Tripper (AKA Astro Tripper) has 14 challenging levels across diverse 4 worlds, with loads of enemies and huge boss battles.WARNING: This game will challenge you!AWARDS:PC Gamer - "Game of Distinction Award"EDGE magazine - "Winner of the Excellence award 2001"Macworld - "2001 Game Hall of Fame - Best retro game with a twist"REVIEWS:PC Gamer - 92% - "Game of Distinction Award"GAMEPLAY:Blast anything that moves. Powerful Blue Lasers and Red Spread Lasers come equipped, so use both weapons tactically to get through tricky situations. Power up your weapons with power crystals dropped by destroyed enemies.ENEMIES:Loads of Enemies. Zippy UFOS. Fat Motherships. Tanks. Choppers. Slimy Slug creatures. Alien Insects. Aztec structures brimming with electricity. And of course, Big Bosses! FEATURES:- 14 levels- 4 worlds- Vibrant 3D visuals and fx- Achievements- Leaderboards- Unlockable game modesCHEATSIn Campaign mode, go to the pause menu, and tap the top left corner, then bottom right corner, then top right corner, then bottom right corner. This will bring up the cheat menu. As soon as you enable a cheat, all leaderboards, achievements and progress saving will be disabled until game over, or quit. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
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  1. Nov 26, 2011
    The unlimited lives option is great, as it's still a challenge to complete the levels, but you can keep re-trying and your weapon power-up's don't reset when you die.
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    Hardcore shooter fans will no doubt love the challenge - including the ferocious boss battles, and the extended score attack and challenge modes. But I fear that casual gamers, or newcomers, may struggle to progress from the early levels and simply give up too early in frustration.
  3. Nov 26, 2011
    The program is already very difficult by default, and players can even unlock a more challenging difficulty to play through once they beat the program.
  4. Nov 25, 2011
    This game has a lot going on and lots of it gives Space Tripper its unique flavor. However, the game's controls and its difficulty don't mesh well and make it very hard to enjoy all of its finer points. Combine that with what is fairly high price tag for an app of this type, players may want to think seriously before adding this to their collection.
  5. Nov 25, 2011
    Space Tripper attempts to resurrect the hard-as-nails coin-op blaster genre on the iPhone, but the tilt controls don't offer the degree of control required for such a uphill battle.
  6. Dec 1, 2011
    A run of the mill shoot em up with an interesting control scheme and trippy level design. Sadly this does do enough to outweigh the game's problems.