Moby Poll: What kind of game collector are you?

Orbient

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
...
3.9
Wii
82
3.4
Not an American user?

Description

Take control of a small star and consume all in your path! Orbital is an action game where you pilot a moon in outer space. Your goal is to have the sun orbiting around your small planet. Before you can do that, however, you'll need to become big enough. You can increase the size of your star by engulfing planets and satellites that are smaller than your own. If you try to run into anything larger than yourself (or the sun), you'll crash and lose a life. Once you've reached a large enough size, the sun will turn yellow, and you'll be able to collect it by navigating close enough to it to snare it in your moon's orbit.

Control for Orbital is very simple. By pressing the A Button, you'll attract to the nearest planet. By pressing the B Button, you'll repel away from it. By using a combination of these simple controls, you'll be able to weave in and out of other planets, dodging the dangerous ones and collecting the smaller ones. You can also collect smaller planets around your own as satellites for bonus points. To do this, you must navigate close enough to the planet to attract it, but not run into it. You can also collect the bonus moon that appears in this manner for a special bonus.

Screenshots

Orbient Game Boy Advance Managed a stable orbit
Orbient Game Boy Advance Select a galaxy
Orbient Game Boy Advance Select a stage
Orbient Game Boy Advance Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Orbital" -- Japanese title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


The Press Says

Modojo Game Boy Advance Oct 12, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Hooked Gamers Wii Oct 02, 2008 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport Wii Oct 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Wii Sep 29, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Critics Wii Oct 16, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Nintendojo Wii 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 01, 2008 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 06, 2009 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Wii Jan 14, 2009 7 out of 10 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
How different is Art Style: ORBIENT? 1 CrankyStorming (2724)
Sep 22, 2011

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Art Style: Orbient appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Contributed to by CrankyStorming (2724) and Ben K (23102)