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  • Summary: In 2212 the distant star Vilio exploded into a red giant, sending an electromagnetic pulse surging into our deep space mining ships, colony cruisers and Special Forces fighters, knocking out their primary power. Now the star is beginning to collapse into a black hole, pulling our stranded fleets to their doom! To make things worse, our warring neighbors have seen reward in our misfortune and have deployed scavengers to prey upon our people. Only one craft is capable of a rescue mission, the Quarp Jet - a spacecraft capable of teleportation. Take control of the world's first quantum teleport craft in this innovative shooter, using a range of teleport controls to outsmart enemies, solve action based puzzles and rescue helpless survivors from their deep space hideaways! You must hurry; the black hole isn't getting any smaller... [FuturLab] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jul 25, 2012
    100
    Velocity is an exceptional and in many ways ground breaking game. To call it the best mini out there is doing it a disservice. In truth, Velocity is a must have game on whatever system you can get it on.
  2. Jun 1, 2012
    100
    This is the best mini I've ever played. It's fun, the play is good, atmosphere is great, music is fantastic and above all ... it's addictive!
  3. Aug 6, 2012
    91
    A milestone for retro-revival-fans – innovative retro-looking gameplay, hour-long action fun for just a few bucks guaranteed!
  4. Jun 1, 2012
    90
    Velocity is great. Really, really good fun. LOVELY STUFF.
  5. Jun 1, 2012
    90
    Velocity is a fresh gaming experience that everyone should play. The portable nature of this title will make shmups lovers and casual gamers happy for a ridiculous price.
  6. Jun 1, 2012
    90
    It's not the modest price that makes you love Velocity, though, it's the ideas – the casual, confident creativity and gradually unfolding scope of its levels. It's a super experiment with the 80s vertical shooter form, sticking conservatively to a familiar aesthetic whilst it innovates wildly elsewhere.
  7. Jun 1, 2012
    70
    Though there are better looking and more accessible indie puzzlers to play, there are few that will leave you as bewildered and addicted through its alien concepts. What Velocity lacks in scope and variety, it makes up for in originality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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