I may be dating myself here, but I remember back “in the day” when video games had vector graphics. Cool colorful wire-frame drawings were the cutting edge on games like Asteroids, Battlezone, and Tempest ate many a quarter out of my pocket. So, the nostalgia of Amazon’s Free App of the day today really takes me back with Pew Pew 2. Complete with Arcade style design, Pew Pew 2 offers a great retro look with seven different game modes, all in one mobile package.
Three game play modes include “Dodge This,” “Assault,” and “Chromatic Conflict” as well as various difficulty settings to amp up the challenge. In Assault, Pew Pew 2 finds the player trying to survive an invasion of enemy shapes coming in from all directions which the player must destroy by shooting them “asteroids” style. But that isn’t the only aim of the game. Dodge This requires gamers to collect, rather than destroy, while dodging the enemy pursuers. And Chromatic Conflict requires players to destroy only specific color shapes.
Users can compete with online leader boards and replays and there’s even a fun video soundtrack. The game also gives users the option of virtual joysticks or multi touch mode. And although the graphics will put less a load on handsets than say, a 3D game, the game play is intense and users should shut off as many background apps as possible. Regular price of the game is $2.99, but today it’s FREE! Sweet deal!