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  • Summary: As the last surviving tank commander on Earth, single-handedly turn back the evil invading alien army, drive back the Titans across the Solar System, and defeat them on their homeworld...

    Titan Attacks has the same easy-to-learn and addictive gameplay of the classic arcade shoot 'em up,
    As the last surviving tank commander on Earth, single-handedly turn back the evil invading alien army, drive back the Titans across the Solar System, and defeat them on their homeworld...

    Titan Attacks has the same easy-to-learn and addictive gameplay of the classic arcade shoot 'em up, but is packed full of extras - new features, new strategies, and stylish neo-retro visuals.

    Battle swarms of alien fighters, bombers and giant boss motherships, over 5 unique worlds and 100 levels of frantic action. Earn bounty money and upgrade your ship with extra cannon, rockets and lasers. Destroy falling wrecks, dodge hurtling asteroids and capture escaping aliens - or blast them from the skies! Win prizes in sharp-shooter challenge stages and compete on the online Hi-Scores table!
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  1. Dec 18, 2014
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    It's another retro-throwback game. This one pays homage to games like Galaga and Space Invaders. As you might expect from that the goal is toIt's another retro-throwback game. This one pays homage to games like Galaga and Space Invaders. As you might expect from that the goal is to shoot down enemies before they make it down to the bottom of the screen and get a high-score. Modern touches are present however that make for some new objectives.

    For one thing it's level based. You have to make it through all the different planets in order to beat the game. Boss battles are also present as well as an in-game currency system that is used to upgrade your ship. These modern touches are actually where the biggest issues are present.

    The whole idea of getting money from destroying enemies in order to upgrade you ship is a good one. However it's brought down by the fact that you have to pay in order to refill your health. It's hard to buy meaningful upgrades when you are too busy buying health in order to just survive the next wave.

    The harder levels are the ones where you'll get the most money like you would expect. The problem is the easier ones barely give you any at all. You're barely able to buy a single upgrade before a tough level. It's not a huge issue as the game isn't too hard, but it can lead to some irritating deaths. Deaths that will send you back to the starting level of the current planet you are on.

    The gameplay itself is old-school solid and pretty fun. Shooting is slower than it needs to be though. You have to wait for your bullet to disappear before you can fire again. So that either means you have to hit an enemy or if you miss wait for the bullet to go off-screen before you can shoot again. Buying an upgrade that lets you shoot more than one bullet at a time helps with this, but they are one of the most expensive upgrades.

    It's a solid old-school game that will please those gamers who like taking nostalgic trips to the past every now and then. Some modern touches do bring the experience down, so it might just be better off to dust of the original games it's trying to mimic, but there's still some fun to be had here. If you like retro throwbacks this is for you. Those with more modern tastes might be better off looking elsewhere.

    Also just a heads up the developer dropped the ball by not including a cross-save feature. This means that in order to make real progress in the game you are better off picking one version and sticking with that one. I personally found ti to be the most fun on PS3 despite the fact that it's identical to the Vita version. Just a little heads up.
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