Space Impact: Kappa Base
If there's one thing I miss about going to the arcade it's the scrolling shooters. Now I can get that same joy of intense flying and shooting action, and I don't have to stand in one place anymore to do it. Space Impact Kappa Base for the N-Gage platform is one game I have grown to love over the last few days. The action of this game is very fast paced and has a lot of depth.
With three characters to select from, two difficulty levels, ten missions, eight Skyblades with varying attributes, a ton of cool weapons, and a plethora of enemies to take out, there's no way one could get bored with this game. You could spend hours on end just trying to find your perfect setup. It takes credits to unlock many of the weapons and spacecraft, which makes the game that much more challenging. There's also a combo system to multiply points gained in game and a grading system for each mission that shows how well you pilot through.
Of course the N-Gage Arena features are pretty cool too. The World Battle lets you test your skills and uploads your best scores amongst the list of other players. It would be cool if there were more game modes or even just a two player co-op mode, but there's just so much going on in this game already, and I'm pretty sure it pushes the current phone hardware to the limit.
The controls are relatively easy to use on the N81. You can also remap the keys to your liking. The game only plays in portrait mode, however. The music in the game is very good and sound effects are nice as well. The graphics are astounding with the whole 2D mixed with 3D thing going on. Overall, this game rocks, and in it I see much promise of success for the new N-Gage platform.
Also check out the All About N-Gage review and a video of the game in action.
Games To Go Rating: 4 out of 5