Space Expedition: Classic Adventure Review
Space: The Final Frontier, will you boldly go where no man has gone before?
Retro inspired games are a dime a dozen these days and it can be hard to discern which are worthy of play and which are just another clone of a clone. Space Expedition: Classic Adventure is one of the former, and is an exciting sci-fi romp of quality that is becoming increasingly rare on mobile.
The controls of this 2D side-scroller are handled via a on-screen gamepad, allowing tight jumps and preventing the view from being obscured. The backdrops are varied and lovingly created, resulting in each location seeming unique. This game is a ton of fun and made me actually feel like I was exploring as opposed to just trying to find a means to an end.
The game is unfortunately very short and ends just when you really feel like you're getting into the swing of things. The lack of content made the game seem unsatisfying even if the existing content was fun. The price ($2.99) also seems a bit steep for the amount of content, even if the game is of excellent quality.
Space Expedition: Classic Adventure seems like the prelude to what would be an excellent game. Although the game ends with a "To be continued....", I felt that maybe Mobirate Studio would have better served gamers by holding off on releasing this game until they had more content ready as it feels more like a demo than a full game. Although what game there is, is constructed wonderfully and plays very well, points were deducted on virtue of length alone.