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10 space shooters for Android and iPhone
In Radiant, retro-style, pixelated graphics are mixed with a modern, fast-paced gameplay. The result is an awesome space shooter that you'll be playing for
hours at a time. The full version of the game contains over 100 levels, more than 10 bosses, 12 power-ups, and 6 weapons that can be upgraded as the game progresses.
Download: iPhone ($0.99) | Android ($1.99)
2. Chicken Invaders 4
Chicken Invaders is back, and it is sillier than ever! Embark on a space journey and destroy the evil Chickens' latest creation, the Egg Cannon. But be careful: 120 waves of chickens will have to be defeated first. Good thing you'll have a whole bunch of upgradeable weapons to fight your way through.
3. X Fleet
X Fleet is a space shooter that has been around for a while, but it is still pretty fun to play. It offers over 10 planets and moons that are yours to explore while fighting off the bad guys that are threatening mankind's existence. Along the way, the player will equip their spaceship with a number of weapons, and companions will be fighting by their side.
4. A Space Shooter for Free
With a name like this, you won't be wondering how much A Space Shooter for Free costs, or what type of game it might be. With its fast-paced gameplay and wacky humor, the game is lots of fun and totally worth checking out. For an extra 99 cents, the player can unlock additional boss fights, more weapons, and higher difficulty settings.
Download: iPhone | Android
5. A Space Shooter Blitz
From the makers of A Space Shooter for Free comes A Space Shooter Blitz, which puts your skills to the test by challenging you to kill as many enemies in one minute... without getting hit. There are 5 random bosses and 5 unique bosses to fight against, 7 power-ups and in-game lootable upgrades to try out, and since the game supports cross-platform multiplayer, you can challenge your friends on Facebook too.
Download: iPhone | Android
And here we have another vertical space shooter inspired by the old-time arcade classics. The story takes you to the not-so-distant future, when humans have started colonizing Mars and gathering its valuable resources. Yet an alien race was not so fond of Earth's plans, so eventually, a war broke out. The rest is self-explanatory: take down as many enemies as you can using your 11 weapons, upgrades, and special attacks.
Download: Android ($2.50)
7. Battle Squadron ONE
Battle Squadron ONE - a timeless old-school classic once available on the Amiga personal computer, has been brought back to life in the form of a game for iOS and Android. In addition to being a great space shooter, the game features split screen multiplayer mode for tablets, so grab a buddy and stop those pesky aliens from taking over mankind.
Download: iPhone ($3.99) | Android ($3.99)
8. ErnCon: Multiplayer Combat
Another well-made space shooter that offers cooperative multiplayer mode is ErnCon. Moreover, it is free to download, so checking it out won't cost you a dime. The thing is that playing with your friends is done via Wi-Fi or 3G, so make sure they have a smartphone or a tablet of their own before asking them to join you in battle.
9. Star Fight
And here is a rather simple, yet free space shooter for the iPhone and the iPad. You know how it goes: the fate of mankind is in your hands, and you must fight off the invaders. Various spaceships, each with its own set of weapons, will be yours to pilot.
Download: iPhone or iPad
10. Quantum Legacy HD
Here is a next-gen space shooter for you, available exclusively on iOS - Quantum Legacy. It is a three-dimensional space-themed flight simulator with gyroscope controls, polished visuals, and 20 engaging campaign missions. The more you progress, the more in-game content will be unlocked, allowing you to try new weapons, power-ups, and space ships.
Download: iPhone or iPad ($4.99)