Review Galaxy Dash: Race to Outer Run
Super fun endless runner game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 26 Nov 2014, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Quality animation, neat graphics, addictive game play, simple controls
Dependence on in-app purchases
Galaxy Dash: Race to Outer Run for Android is a fun space-themed endless runner game that will take you on epic quests throughout the galaxy. Like other endless runner games, you must try to dodge obstacles by switching lanes, and collect as many coins as you can, while you are at it.
Collecting coins in this game will help you to upgrade your spaceship and buy new crew that can equip your ship with better weapons. Unlike similar games like this, you will be spending your hard earned cash on upgrades that are permanent; instead of timed upgrades that can be picked up in the game for a short period of time. You can also earn enough coins to buy a completely new ship with different stats and attributes. This is a feature that adds a lot of longevity to the game, because there are a lot of reasons for wanting the next best ship, or crew member.
Another unique feature about this game that makes it stand out is the cool shooting mechanic. If you feel like dodging obstacles is just a little bit boring, you can instead choose to shoot through them as you hurtle your way through space. You can only shoot a certain amount of times before having to recharge your weapon's energy, and some obstacles drop coins when you shoot them; so choosing the right time to shoot is important.
When it comes to graphics, this game is pretty impressive. The smooth UI is flawless, and the in-game 3D graphics for the spaceship and space obstacles are also very good.
Galaxy Dash: Race to Outer Run is free to download and play, but there are in-app purchases. Some items and ships can only be acquired through IAPs.