Thanks to RCMADIAX for the review code
Title: Shooty Space
System: Wii U (eShop)
Release Date: 09/15/2016
Taking a page out of Avoider, the entire game consists of a black background with white stars with very basic enemies to shoot down. On the plus side, the tougher ships show a bit of color, with an orange one appearing quite often and a trophy-shaped one being the “boss” of the experience. Minimalistic like old arcade games, but not in a way that makes you bored by staring at the screen.
Music and Sound
A techno song and sound effects that work. By now RCMADIAX’s usual routine has been restated over and over again so let’s move on.
Shooty Space is a basic vertical shooter, where the main objective is to get a high score by shooting down as many enemies as possible. While the developer could have gone the lazy way out and made all enemies the same, there’s actually some variety that comes into play often, making this a simple yet engaging game! The basic enemies, which move in a wave pattern give 1 point each, while the more durable orange enemies give 10 points each. With every 100 points, you face the trophy boss, and it repeats, getting slightly faster each time while also forcing you to pay attention and carefully dodge enemy shots. Like with the past few titles I’ve reviewed from this publisher, there isn’t much to this game, but I’m thankful that we get a high score game that actually stays engaging and makes you want to get a higher score.
While Shooty Space is no Recca, I still found it to be a lot of fun for a basic high score game, certainly more enjoyable than past attempts from RCMADIAX. It moves at a fair pace, requires you to be on your toes and manages to provide exactly what it advertises, making this one of the better values at $1.49. If you like high score chasers and want something to play for a few moments every now and then, Shooty Space will work out much better than the other $1.49 games that I have reviewed. I give Shooty Space a 7 out of 10, and recommend it for fans of the genre or for those who may see this on sale, as it gets the job of a basic high score chaser done.