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Aces of the Galaxy

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Windows
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3.9
Xbox 360
75
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Description

Aces of the Galaxy is a third-person, futuristic space shooter where the player needs to take on the entire Skurgian armada with a single craft after stealing it from them. The game is very hectic as various waves of enemies are sent in at the same time. Movement is not completely free, following the direction of the camera, but the player is able to influence the direction by moving towards the side of the screen or by performing barrel rolls.

There are different ships to choose from, all equipped with a chaingun and torpedoes. The torpedoes need some time to recharge but by holding a button they can be linked to target multiple enemies. Power-ups increase firepower, repair the ship or unlock the mission select screen at the end of the level. The game consists of main nine missions, but by picking up the warp power-up during the game there are three different environments to choose from. Larger enemies are highlighted red, the player can build up a bar to trigger temporal shift that slows down time, and there is button to scan for invisible enemies that usually grant a large amount of points.

There are three difficulty levels and various achievements to unlock.

Screenshots

Aces of the Galaxy Windows Steer through the asteroid field.
Aces of the Galaxy Windows The bright graphics make it somewhat difficult to distinguish the enemies.
Aces of the Galaxy Windows An incoming message
Aces of the Galaxy Windows Chaining up a combo against a fiery planet.

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The Press Says

Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Jun 18, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Console Monster Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 83 out of 100 83
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Jun 17, 2008 8 out of 10 80
X-Box Gamer Xbox 360 Jun 18, 2008 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jun 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Xbox 360 Jun 14, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Jun 19, 2008 6.9 out of 10 69
JeuxVideoPC.com Xbox 360 Jul 24, 2008 13 out of 20 65
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2008 6.3 out of 10 63
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Development

The game was originally conceptualized under the name Space Opera. In its early stages, it was conceived as a mix between the shooter it is now, and a rhythm game.

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