Galaxy on Fire 2 now available in Android Market

April 1, 2011
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Fishlabs Entertainment has taken Galaxy on Fire 2 out of Beta and has released it on the Android Marketplace. The game, part of NVidia's Tegra Zone, has epic space battles, weird aliens and romance? Sadly, even though we took the beta version through it's paces on a Motorola Xoom tablet, according to the Android market entry, the game is listed as only supported on Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphones. That's too bad, especially since we reported that the Xperia Play isn't even available in the US yet. But it may also explain the $11.26 price tag. Still, it's a frakking sweet game.

Catapulted into a war-torn future, eminent space adventurer Keith T. Maxwell finds the galaxy at the mercy of a powerful alien race. Uncovering the truth about this dangerous species, he boldly takes the fight to their doorstep. Join Keith in an intergalactic trek of exploration, pirates, space battles, weird aliens and romance.

Here's a few details of Galaxy on Fire 2. There are over 20 inhabited solar systems and 100 orbiting space stations in this war-torn galaxy. Players have ships capable of hyperspace and wormhole travel in full 3D. In fact, the 3D is really fantastic as scene zoom in and out with no delay whatsoever in a very cinematic fashion.

And what's really awesome is how you can go from one solar system to the next and the solar system screens are spherical, in that you can drag around the screen in 3D space. For a simple screen. It's that attention to detail that separates this game for the rest and we're not even talking about the action. Intro animation goes immediately into game play, so users don't have to wait for any loading time. There's also virtual joysticks on the touch screen and users can also use the touch screen to lock onto an opponent with a simple touch. In addition to battling opponents, the asteroids are mining opportunities.

It's just a sweet game all the way around. And that's what's so mystifying about makes this an exclusive game to the Xperia Play. I mean, I get that it's optimized for it, as the Play is essentially the PSP phone, but as we proved in our Motorola Xoom review, this game can work on any current Android handset or tablet running Gingerbread or above.


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  • Anonymous

    chris burns video reviews are frustratingly annoying.

  • GOF2 is Garbage

    that too bad I was willing to spend the money for it. Due to them launching it strictly on the Xperia Play. I won’t be touching it out of principle. Sick of developers doing crap like this. I will never buy this game.

  • http://twitter.com/nadesico33 Mathew Signaigo

    My 2nd-gen iPod Touch can play the iOS version, and you’re telling me that none of the current Snapdragon/Hummingbird/Tegra2 devices except the Xperia Play can play this game? What kind of s— are these devs smoking, because they seriously need to stop.

    • Neardood1

       Tegrazone lists the game as being “released in may”, but apparently it has been delayed for ages. Also, there is a principal difference between the ios version and tegra: Fishlabs has upped the texture quality 4X and the geometry of ships 16X past what it was on IOS, so it should look awesome when played on the xoom. Anyway I’ve been looking for ages for a cracked copy online to play it cause i had it on my itouch 3rd gen and even on its screwed up screen (dropped it in a pool and it survived w00t) it still looked really good and was a blast to play

  • http://twitter.com/nadesico33 Mathew Signaigo

    My 2nd-gen iPod Touch can play the iOS version, and you’re telling me that none of the current Snapdragon/Hummingbird/Tegra2 devices except the Xperia Play can play this game? What kind of s— are these devs smoking, because they seriously need to stop.

  • Fifth313ment

    Yeah I would die to play this game! What makes no sense to me is that Xperia Play phones are so weak in terms of tech power that there is no reason any Galaxy S phone or even most HTC phones (EVO) shouldn’t be able to run their games. Perhaps if someone creates a emulator for Xperia Play, lol!

  • http://twitter.com/andyhall89 Andrew Hall

    Shame, i was really looking forward to playing this on my Xoom. Unless i am confused and it is available on the Xoom through Tegra Zone?

  • Nope

    But the Play doesn’t even have Tegra2 graphics!

  • galaxy fan110

    I just got a galaxy s3 and can’t play for f### sake quad core. I have played the ions version. Good game but small screen. So get galaxy s3 with 4.8 inch screen and can’t play. Not cool