Star Fighter X2 for iPad Review
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Star Fighter X2 for iPad Review

Our Review by Ryan Wood on September 13th, 2010
Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TWO SHIPS ONE DEVICE
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Star Fighter X2 is another addition to the huge gap of non-board game single device multi-player games. While it's lack of depth limits its staying power, the gap it fills may solidify it as a must have for single device multi-player game fans.

Developer: Manic Networks
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Device Reviewed On:iPad

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Game Controls Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

Multi-player single device games are a dime a dozen in the app store right now. Outside your board and card games, there isn’t a very diverse offering available for purchase. As a result, Star Fighter X2 stands out as a game that fills a much needed gap in the app store.

Star Fighter X2 is an arcade style game where two ships are pitted head to head on the iPad screen, each beginning on opposite sides of the screen. While engaging in epic battle, asteroids fly through the screen, creating a need to not only watch your opponent, but watch the environment as well. The game is over when one of the two ships has no remaining health. Touching the ship initiates an attack, and a joystick of sorts is used to move the ship from place to play. Random power-ups shoot through the level to assist in the encounter as well.

Star Fighter X2 doesn’t really offer any more depth than that. It’s a solid multiplayer game that is a lot of fun, but doesn’t have the staying power to be a memorable title. Fans of intense multi-player games may find a keeper here, but for me Star Fighter X2 is a game that I’ll enjoy for a couple days and be done with it.

Depending on what you’re looking for in a game, Star Fighter X2 may fill a need you’ve been desperately waiting to fill. At $1.99, it’s extremely well priced for what it offers, and is an easy investment for those looking for just this kind of experience. With no single player mode, and no story mode of any sorts, it’s uses are very specific though.

iPad Screenshots

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