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  • Summary: In 1982, kids everywhere saved their quarters to invade the evil robot ZAXXON’s space fortress in Sega’s first video game with a 3-D isometric perspective. 30 years later, ZAXXON is back and rebuilt for a whole new generation in this fast action arcade game. Get ready toIn 1982, kids everywhere saved their quarters to invade the evil robot ZAXXON’s space fortress in Sega’s first video game with a 3-D isometric perspective. 30 years later, ZAXXON is back and rebuilt for a whole new generation in this fast action arcade game. Get ready to maneuver your spaceship and escape the fortress at warp speeds!*This game does not support iPod touch (4th Generation)***Zaxxon Escape works on the iPhone 5, but native screen support is coming soon!**____ Your new mission is to escape ZAXXON’s asteroid city. ZAXXON’s minions have transformed the fortress into a maze of tight corridors and you must fly your ship out safely! Guide your sleek craft and shoot, steer and tilt your way through an ever-changing maze of narrow tunnels and force fields. Earn Z-coins throughout each mission to help you level up and power up. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY OUT… WARP SPEED AHEAD! ? INFINITE GAMEPLAY. EVOLVED ?Swipe your desired direction, blast away force fields with missiles and tilt your device to steer through obstacles ? POWER UP YOUR SHIP ?Use in game currency to activate Power Ups and Level Ups. Auto Pilot and Light Speed Boost give you a head start. Initiate a Cloaking Device to help shield your ship from destruction. Use Tractor Beams to attract all the Z-coins you encounter. ? OTHER FEATURES ?-Complete over 30 game objectives with support for Game Center Leaderboards-Race as optional ships available for upgrade-Universal app - Buy once and fly on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch-Supports Retina Display Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
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  1. Oct 9, 2012
    80
    If you were hoping for a port of the 1982 classic arcade game, you should just walk away right now. If you are willing to accept change, or have just never heard of Zaxxon before, this is a worthy game. It looks good and is challenging and fun.
  2. Oct 9, 2012
    80
    The 3D endless runner genre could use more games like Zaxxon Escape, ones that try to do something new with their concepts. It doesn't always succeed, but it is still a fun take on the genre.
  3. Oct 19, 2012
    75
    Endless running in space that fits better on a small screen than on a tablet.
  4. Oct 5, 2012
    60
    Unless you fancy yourself a diehard fan of its predecessor, Zaxxon Escape is not a particularly offensive game.
  5. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    A sadistic, unforgiving level of difficulty. This must have been made in the 80's.
  6. Oct 9, 2012
    60
    While utterly unlike the original game in any discernible way, Zaxxon Escape makes for a fun ride in its own right as the speed increases every second you survive.
  7. Oct 9, 2012
    50
    Zaxxon Escape takes a classic shoot-'em-up property and completely changes it to a mediocre flavour-of-the-month endless-runner.

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