Mobile gaming is all around us. Everyone seems to have a smart phone these days. What is the best use for a smart phone you ask? Well besides telling everyone what you had for lunch (#idontcare) you can play games on them. Most of these games are focused clearly on the casual audience. That makes sense though because it is a mobile game for you to play on your cell phone to play while waiting in line or on the bus or something. One such game is Galaxy Express.
Galaxy Express pretty much puts you in the role of a space ship flying delivery boy. It’s kind of like Futurama except without the foul mouth drunken robot or a loveable lobster doctor. The way you make your deliveries is through a series of intergalactic puzzles. There are hundreds of these puzzles and they each grow in difficulty. Basically you are given a grid of space. There will be asteroids, enemy ships, worm holes, all sorts of things. Your ship has a strict path it follows, pretty much the way its pointing. If it comes in contact with an asteroid it will simply turn to the right. On the left side of the screen you are given a set amount of arrows that you put down in places on the grid. When your ship passes over these arrows, it goes in that direction. With that in mind, you are trying to get your ship to the target planet that is also some where on the grid. It isn’t as easy as that though. Often times you will have to run a puzzle a few times to see the nature of how everything else works. With your limited supply of arrows you have to make your choices count.
Luckily Galaxy Express recently dropped in price. Now at .99 cents, your time in line at the bank can be much better spent.
[review title=”Galaxy Express” pros=”Challenging Puzzles, Low Price (.99)” cons=”It gets repetitive rather quickly. Not a whole lot of depth. ” verdict=”Everyone has to make a game with a Sci-Fi setting or a fantasy setting these days. This game would be so much better if it involved cats and mice…. oh wait.” score=75]