Shoot-em-ups tend to be a dime a dozen on the App Store, but every so often you come across one gem that aims to shake up the genre in a unique way. Developer Devjgame’s P.3 is the latest game seeking to do so this, working as a love letter to the 80s that combines air-tight arcade shooting with simple two-button controls that everyone can get to grips with.
Vertical shooters were all the rage during the days of yesteryear, and P.3 successfully replicates this perspective by mimicking the warped perspective and scan lines of old CRT screens. All this combines to make you feel like you’re playing a game lost from that old arcade you love, except it’s all playable in one hand and available for download from the App Store now.
There are 5 unique stages and bosses to shoot your way through in total, requiring you to dodge incoming enemies while blasting them with a generous number of cool weapons and power ups. Action is rapid and fast – perfect for short commutes as well as extended play sessions where you’re intent on beating your personal best.
You control your ship using only two buttons, with the left-side trigger dipping your ship one way while firing and the right-side trigger letting you move to the other. Holding both buttons down at the same time will see your ship unleash a super-move and slow down the screen, letting you get a jump on any dangerous enemies the minute you need it most.
Think you’ve got what it takes to master this retro space shooter? Give P.3 a go today by downloading it from the App Store.
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