Review Space Tube
Fly through tunnels and dodge obstacles
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 20 May 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Space Tube is a very dynamic arcade game for Windows Phone in which we will find endless flights through huge pipes or tunnels and also attempts to avoid collisions with various obstacles. The diameter of the tunnels is so big that we will fly not at their center but, as it were, on their inner walls. In the game there is no top or bottom, but the inner walls of the tunnel have lengthwise tracks which can guide you through the location of obstacles and the direction of a track bend.
Depending on what level you choose, the inner side of the pipe will have a certain design seeming monotonous at first, but this is not so. In most cases, you can notice that you're approaching an obstacle by the change of colors of some tracks. If you manage to stick to the sites that do not change color, or move to them from the neighboring tracks in time, and then the game will be very long.
Controlling and ways of detouring obstaclesControlling in the game is carried out by using an accelerometer and it's quite convenient. You can send your ship to other tracks very quickly and then slowly adjust its position, and all this is at the expense of intensity of tilting the smartphone. The levels in the game differ not only in the content of the obstacles, but also in their number and sizes.
For example, you will get to sites with obstacles arranged spirally. At the same time, on the blocks some pointers will be displayed indicating the desired direction of flight. In the simplest levels, you can neglect the pointers and direct the ship in the opposite direction. Especially, if the free tracks are closer to the opposite side. However, after a while you will be faced with blocks that are stacked in very long spirals, and after sending the ship not in accordance with the pointers, you will surely come across a continuation of a spiral that made a circle on the inside wall of the tunnel.
Impact of obstacles and bonuses on the gameplayEach collision with an obstacle will cause damage to the ship until it falls apart, but in addition to the obstacles, there are also bonuses in the game, being faced with which you may expect to repair the ship. It is quite easy to find such blocks, since they are usually marked with special signs, but to take advantage of them may be problematic. After all, you will subconsciously avoid colliding with colored blocks and it's pretty hard to make your mind switch on a deliberate crash with some block. Especially, given the speed of the events development.
ResumeIn general, despite a certain monotony of the gameplay, the game can be called amusing. Fans of the genre will love it. The graphics in the game are great. You will enjoy the sea of contrasts of black and white with neon colors of all shades of the rainbow. The sound is also of a very high quality and consists of some dynamic music tracks. The game is available in two versions - the free one with advertisements and the paid one without them.