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.