Review Galaxy Falcon
Verticle scrolling Galaga knock off
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 03 Jun 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Decent animation, neat graphics, dynamic game play
Is lagging, quickly kills your battery, unbalanced difficulty, challenging controls, bores you really quickly
Galaxy Falcon for Android is another Galaga knock off. The play is decent and the action is good, but the controls lack any real refinement.
Galaxy Falcon has a lot going for it. Just like the classic arcade game, Galaga, this one takes place in a vertical scrolling deep space environment. You are the pilot of your own spaceship, and naturally, it has oodles and oodles of cool, futuristic weaponry options; otherwise known in this part of the galaxy as, 'paid upgrades.' Just fly about wildly and blast the crap out of enemy fighters that appear in formation and come at you from basically all corners of the screen – er – I, mean, from far reaches of the galaxy.
The visuals are good. The enemies are colorful, menacing and totally cool looking. The animation is a little choppy and could use more sophistication; however, it’s decent. The play and controls feel hampered and weighed down. The spaceship moves around well enough, but it all lacks subtlety and precision. Just touch your finger to the screen and slide it around everywhere, avoiding enemy fire and unleashing a fury all your own. I think the biggest flaw is the controls basically place your finger right on top of your spaceship, so you’re literally flying blind as there is no spatial relationship between the action onscreen and your ship; well, none that can really be seen or appreciated with your finger in the way.
Galaxy Falcon is a decent Galaga knock off, but I've played much better. The upgrades feel a little greedy, but that seems to be par for the course these days. Personally, I’d rather just pay a couple bucks and get the whole game. But developers seem bent on doling out there games in smaller increments in the hopes of earning higher returns. That’s all well and good if the game is killer. But for mediocre games like this one, it’s just an annoyance. Decent game, but it’s no Galaga.