Space Op! Review
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Space Op! Review

Our Review by David Rabinowitz on April 17th, 2012
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CATCH THE ENERGY
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Space Op! is a fun and simple game in which players capture energy clots that float around in space. The slow-paced game play is relaxing and the graphics are first-rate.

Developer: Alawar Games
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: $1.99
Device Reviewed On: iPod Touch 2nd Generation

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Game Controls Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Playtime Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Space Op! is a casual and fun game that takes place in a future when energy is the main form of currency. Players have to pilot a space ship to capture energy balls of a certain color. The game will definitely hold players’ attention with 50 levels and many items.

The game takes place in the future when the energy is in short supply and has become the currency of the galaxy. Players take control of a ship in order to capture energy “clots”, which are circles of energy that float around in space. Energy clots are emitted by stars and the energy clots have a distinct color. The ship has circled shaped traps that protrude from it. Each trap also has a distinct color and when the correct color energy clot comes in contact with a trap, it is captured. When the necessary number and color of energy clots are captured, players move on to the next level.

The game play is definitely novel and different. It’s a fairly relaxing game since if an energy clot is missed players can just wait for another one to come out of star.

At the end of each level, players can be awarded up to 3 medals depending on their performance and the time taken to complete the level. Completing a level also awards players money units, which can be used in the store.

There are 50 levels, which are divided into 5 groups with space related names, such as “Milky Way” and “Prospective Galaxy”. Every level pack has a maximum of 30 medals that can be collected.

In the shop players can purchase different many types of items and upgrades. There are multiple types of upgrades which affect the player’s ship, such as color upgrades, speed upgrades for the ship, engine upgrades, and a shield upgrade which protects the ship from harmful stars. The shop also has items that will attract energy clots to make levels easier. Players can also purchase more money units using real money. The store is really robust and has many interesting and useful upgrades which can make the game more enjoyable. The app also integrates with Game Center and Facebook.

Space Op! is a fun game with great visuals and easy game play. There’s plenty of content due to a lot a levels and plenty of items to buy. It has a unique game play idea that is executed well and leads to a solid game.

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