Review Interstellar Lander
Prove your skills with a landing shuttle
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 17 Apr 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7
Enjoyable for short periods of time, simple to learn and master, no in-app purchases
No significant shortcomings
Interstellar Lander for Android takes mankind into an universal exploration mission. Explore real planets discovered by scientists on Earth and land on these with your ship, while taking in consideration all the physical factors involved.
There’s not much to the game besides landing a ship in a designated zone on the numerous planets that players will encounter, with the only challenge being the gravity, winds and some occasional meteorites that seem intent on preventing the landing. Gam play is about as simple as it can get. You tap on the middle of the screen for a vertical ascendance or to come in for a safe landing by tapping and releasing and repeating this until the lander is safe on the ground, taps made on the right and left screen will control the horizontally placed thrusters and are used for course correction.
With progression in levels, we will face planets with increasingly stronger gravitational pull, which require a series of upgrades implemented on the lander, such as bigger fuel tanks and stronger thrusters. These will help balance the scales and prevent any crashes from failing the mission. Some objectives are provided to spice things up, and require that each level be performed under specific parameters, such as landing softly or with only half a tank of fuel.
Overall Interstellar Lander is a game with much promise, yet it greatly lacks in variety and any sort of true challenge. Even in its current state the game can be enjoyed, provided it is for short periods at a time.