DescriptionAces 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.
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|IGN||Jul 09, 2008||7.5 out of 10||75|
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DevelopmentThe 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.
Related Web Sites
- 411MANIA | Aces of the Galaxy (Xbox Live Arcade) Review (Game review. (June 2008))
- Aces of the Galaxy (Official game website)
- Wikipedia: Aces of the Galaxy (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
- X360A Achievement Guide (X360A's achievement guide for Aces of the Galaxy.)