Review Lunar X
Learn to land space modules on the Moon
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 25 May 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Lunar X is a very original game for Windows Phone, in which you will learn to control a space module, or to be more precise, its landing. Apparently, the humankind is once again in danger of extinction due to natural disasters, and looking at our planet on the background of locations it is easy to assume that the action takes place on the moon.
We absolutely do not care what the astronauts will be engaged in on the moon. We perform rather a role of an engineer who must provide a safe take-off and landing of the module onto the surface of the moon or a specially erected platform. Once you fly on a simple module, you'll have a sufficient number of different spare parts and even engines. However, you will need to collect them first in different parts of locations.
GameplayInstallation of jet turbines and their settings also lie on your shoulders, and you should approach this process diligently. Before each take-off you can go to a special hangar and install modules responsible for energy supply and its distribution on the engines of different power. Absolutely no one limits you in anything, and you may rely on your imagination alone assembling another module of take-off and landing. After you set all the elements, you can customize the motor control, and believe us this process is no less fascinating than the flight itself.
You can display as many buttons as will fit in the free area. By the way, their location can also be changed using the common drag and drop. In order to activate a button to its working oo a particular engine, you need to swipe your finger from the latter to any button. At this, one button is responsible for the operation of several engines. Likewise, one and the same engine can be run by different buttons.
Controlling featuresThat is, the controlling can be mixed. What is it for? Consider that one engine of your module is centered nozzle down, and two more engines are on each side but their nozzles are placed not horizontally in opposite directions but diagonally (right/down and left/down). It turns out that the side engines both activated, create extra lift. This means that all three engines can be connected to a single button. As for lateral flight you can engage in it the central motor and one of the side ones simultaneously. Thus, it appears that the central engine alone creates the lift force, and one of the side ones allows to slant in any direction and helps maintain height.
ResumeIn general, you can experiment all you want, and every time it will be something new. During the flights you should pay attention to the collecting bonuses among which there may be not only additional modules but also fuel elements. If you don't do this, the batteries of your module will starve, and it will break when landing. The graphics in the game are quite unusual but made very efficiently. The sound is modest but fits perfectly in the gameplay.