Aces of the Galaxy

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Windows
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3.9
Xbox 360
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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 An incoming message
Aces of the Galaxy Windows Ship selection
Aces of the Galaxy Windows Approaching a large base ship
Aces of the Galaxy Windows Enemies can also appear from behind.

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Jun 09, 2008 4.5 out of 5 90
Console Monster Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Game Vortex Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 82 out of 100 82
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jun 05, 2008 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Jun 17, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 78 out of 100 78
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 3.9 out of 5 78
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Jun 28, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
1UP Xbox 360 Jun 05, 2008 B- 67
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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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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