Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Moonpod succeeds in most if not all of its admittedly modest objectives in its first release: The battles are incredibly fun, and the management of research and development opens the door to intriguing tactical choices. Whatever limitations exist with graphics or audio (and the boredom associated with mining) do not significantly hamper the enjoyment you can derive from this innovative combination of action and strategy. If you are open to the gameplay dynamics involved in 2D action, you definitely should give this title a try. Between Starscape on the personal computer and Ikaruga on the GameCube, perhaps despite the nay sayers the quality 2D space shooter is making a comeback.