Starfighter Overkill is a side scrolling arcade shooter app. The premise of this game is similar to many old style arcade games where you pilot through space while battling large groups of enemy ships. The object of the game is to fight your way through each level and avoid the beams and bullets of the enemy spaceships shooting at you. Beware, you only get so many lives and then you have to start over, there are no unlimited lives in this one. Starfighter Overkill is pretty fun, there are a ton of special moves that incorporate a lot of explosions, the arcade style play is engaging and the controls are clean and simple.
Starfighter Overkill Walkthrough / Guide
This game doesn’t give you the best tutorial. They just give you a start screen with arrows pointing to what does what. As you are flying through the air you have a certain amount of health which is displayed in the upper left. You can also get shields which protect you for a certain amount of time. What is very important (that isn’t really explained) is your adrenaline, indicated by a green bar that grows as you kill people. I was banging my head against the wall trying to figure out what the heck it was at first. Finally I realized that the adrenaline charges your airstrike button on the lower right hand side. Unleashing your airstrike helps you clear off the screen a bit when you are in a rough spot. There are also 3 other special weapons that you can use to help clear out the screen at different times for different purposes. The laser is a straight beam emanated from you (looks like a laser icon, go figure). There are also nuke’s and fireballs with similar icons. These three don’t recharge and have to be collected as you go (but are still very helpful). It is difficult to learn to steer around all the laser beams / bullets being fired at you. Your weapons will pretty much destroy everything on their own, focus on not being hit before you try and blow stuff up.
Graphics: The game has good 2D graphics.
Sound/Music: Good. Nothing amazing of note here really, but also nothing wrong.
Pros: Clean game. The game runs smoothly and without errors (so far). If you like arcade style games, with a set number of lives and power-ups, then it’s great.
Cons: A limited number of lives means you can really only go so far, so fast. You have to worry about dying and killing other enemies before you can get farther along in the game. The graphics are a tiny bit weird at first, but you get used to it.
Reviewed on: iPhone
Addiction level: Medium. Arcade games can be a lot of fun. Especially to see how high of a score you can get.