If you blinked, you may have missed this one. If you didn’t, you may have wished you had. Not to be confused with Stern’s classic coin-op Astro Invader, this Nintendo DS shoot-em-up from Zoo Games attempts to replicate the frantic, fixed-screen action found in Asteroids and Robotron: 2084 with disastrous results.
Space pirates have taken over your sector of the galaxy for the purpose of stealing vital resources, and you’re the last line of defense. Your top-down fighter’s movement is controlled by the directional pad, while the stylus is used to shoot in every direction. Destroying enemies earns you coins that can be used to purchase various ship upgrades, but firepower is limited to generic choices such as “smart bombs” and involves stumbling through an unintuitive interface.
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