Space Qube iPhone Review
A whole new way to play with cubes.
The 80s and 90s arcade scene use to be dominated by space shooters. Galaga and Space Invaders were the major staples, but there were many great space games. Space Qube tries to add its own twist on the space shooter, while keeping that old-school charm.
Space Qube is an on-rails shooter that harkens back to the 80s and 90s style shooter, it even comes with a cheesy 90s arcade soundtrack. You pilot your ship through out space killing enemies and eventually reaching a boss fight at the end. The game is fairly simple to control because the only control that you need is to move the device to move left and right. You can also dodge by swiping the screen, but the shooting is automatic. Everything in the game is made of cubes; your ship, the enemies, the bosses, and the space debris. You collect cubes on your voyage from each enemy that you kill. These cubes can be used to upgrade or even create your own ships. The ship's stats will depend on the dimensions of the ship and how it is built. Aside from trying to get the best score you can, collecting cubes gives you another incentive to play and kill the most enemies that you can.
Space Qube has a very fun concept, but the execution is a bit lacking. The game is too easy. The simple controls and gameplay make it so that anyone can play, but after a few levels the game can be a little boring because it isn't that challenging. You never feel overwhelmed in terms of the enemies on screen that are attacking and coming at you. There is no way to continue your progress either. If you turn off the game then you have to start from level one again, which can be annoying especially if you wanted to see new levels and bosses without having to play through the whole thing.
Space Qube is a fun old-school style space shooter. It harkens back to games like Space Harrier or Star fox. The game has a good concept and a lot of interesting ideas, like collecting cubes from your enemies to create new ships. The game isn't that difficult though and most of the enemies are easy to kill even the boss battles are fairly easy, but take a long time.