There was a time when all a gamer needed to have fun was a small arrow and some flying pixels.
It seems that the team behind minimalist shooter Heavy Rockets remembers those halcyon days, too. Don't believe me? Have a glance at the clean lines and low-fi Asteroid-aping avatar presented in the teaser trailer below, and tell me you don't detect the faintest whiff of nostalgia.
According to the Markus and Jukka, the two man crew behind Heavy Rockets, the game will feature two modes of play. Race mode has you guiding your rocket through a series of subterranean levels in as quick a time as possible.
However, if you're in the mood for a bit of ship-to-ship combat, then the "last man flying" wifi-powered multiplayer carnage of Battle mode should cater to your needs.
Interestingly, the team has decided to create separate control schemes for the iPhone and iPad versions of the game. Speaking on their blog, the duo believe that newcomers to the cave shooter genre will find the controls "a little tricky at first."
However, with a little practise, we are assured that we'll soon be aiming our rockets with "millimetre precision."
With Heavy Rockets expected to land in early 2014, we should be able to test their claims pretty soon.