Hectic Space Cheats And Tips
In space, no one can hear you destroy everything.
If you're a fan of old-school shooters, James Swiney's Hectic Space is for you. Featuring 8-bit style graphics that harken back to classic gaming, this challenging shooter will keep you on your toes as alien enemies attempt to obliterate you. Be quick and pick up enough power-ups, and you might be able to enjoy your new high score. Might.
Here are some tips that will help you achieve galactic victory!
How do power-ups work in Hectic Space?
Power-ups are indicated by green number signs that appear across the playfield. When you pick these up, you receive extra firepower for a few precious seconds. They're given out randomly, and range from homing shots to one large scattershot blast (think the spread gun from Contra) to exploding shots that destroy anything within range.
Use these power-ups wisely and collect them whenever you can, because opposing forces will grow even larger as you get further into the game.
How do I slow down time in Hectic Space?
On occasion, you'll be able to pick up a blue number sign. This will allow you to slow down time for several seconds, getting the jump on your alien adversaries and gaining a higher score as a result. Snag these whenever they appear.
How do I build a combo bonus in Hectic Space?
It's all about hitting as many enemies as you can. You'll want to use your firepower to hit multiple enemies in a string. Doing so will let you build up your score. However, on the flip side, you also have to watch out for incoming gunfire. If you get hit even once, you lose the current combo and have to start all over again.
How do I get the shield in Hectic Space?
Look for the blue heart on the playfield. Picking this up will activate a shield that will protect you for several hits for at least 10 seconds or so. If you miss it, it's not the end of the world, but you will be vulnerable.
How do I earn extra hearts in Hectic Space?
When you first begin, you're given three hearts to start, but if you get hit, you'll lose one. End up losing all three and your game is over.
Red hearts will occasionally pop up on the game field. Pick it up and it'll add to your collection, even if you still have the three hearts you started with. It helps to stock up on these, especially later in the game.
How do I check my leaderboard scores in Hectic Space?
Once your game is over, you'll see a big display on the screen reading LEADERBOARD. Click this and you'll be able to see who has the best scores on GameCenter or Google Play - as well as how you compare.
Do I need to pay for anything in Hectic Space?
No. The game is free-of-charge and a complete blast to play. The only negative is the occasional pop-up ad that appears, but you can remove it by simply pressing the X button in the corner.