Paper Galaxy Review
- Publisher: Liquid Entertainment LLC.
- Genre: Arcade
- Released: 20 Dec, 2012
- Size: 26.2 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Such a bizarre premise.
- An interesting amount of spatial freedom for what's essentially and endless runner.
- Easy to earn stars, but upgrades are locked behind an unlock wall.
Flee the dreaded Crab Nebula by sneezing your way in and out of orbit. It's interesting to be sure.
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Our moon is sentient. It also has allergies. Now the game describes the sneezing as just a cold, but I think they might be lying. Welcome to Paper Galaxy. The moon has sneezed its way away from our solar system and now as it's trying to get back to the safe haven of the Earth's gravitational field, the evil Crab Nebula is chasing after it, trying to claim it as its own. You have to help the little guy back home, and quick. Without its influences, the oceans have been acting kind of crazy!
So with a universe between you and safety, what is a young orbiting body to do? Why use its power of orbit to its advantage. The game starts with sneezing into a planet's orbit, and then circling around the planet until the screen is tapped again, sending the moon sneezing in whatever direction you chose to travel in till it hits another planet. Each new planet visited will cause a cosmic butterfly to lead the way to a new celestial body, and following the path of this butterfly will increase your speed and your multiplier. Around each planet are stars to collect, which of course can be used on upgrades to give yourself an easier time in your task. Along the way you'll accidentally plunge into suns, get stuck in ice belts, and do your best to avoid black holes, all as the sinister Crab Nebula maliciously plods along behind you like a creepier Pepe Le Pew.
And that's pretty much the experience. Those who've played an endless runner know the cycle of play, mission completion, currency collection and store usage, and really, Paper Galaxy doesn't do anything different in that regard. The visuals have a bit of a flat look to them befitting the game's title with a nice use of color, and the ability to shoot off in any direction, and sometimes drift mindlessly through space for what seems like forever before hitting another orbit does a lot to add an element of both fun and gravity to the situation (if you'll pardon the pun). Looking for another endless runner or something that might put a smile on your face? Paper Galaxy will more than fulfill that need.
Description~~~~~ Voted best Jump-and-Run Game of 2012 on jayisgames! ~~~~~
"The character designs all ooze charm and get helped along by a too-good-to-be-true orchestral soundtrack. However, underneath all of the audiovisual appeal is a challenging gameplay arc." -- Kotaku
"Paper Galaxy Can be Your iOS Addictive Game of the New Year, Too" -- Wired Geekdad
"Paper Galaxy is perfect for iPad Mini, and we all fell in love with Luna the paper moon, and wishes that it would find the mother earth soon!" 5 Stars -- iPad Mini Game
"The game play is easy to understand and it’s a perfect tool to while away your time or if you’re searching for one of those apps that will have you glued to your device for hours!" 5 Stars -- applatter.com
"I save the 5 star rating for games that are near perfection in morality and design. Paper Galaxy meets that standard. Good job Liquid Entertainment." 5 Stars -- cocgblog.com
"The well-done visuals, amusing sound effects, and addictive gameplay make this one challenging for all ages." -- appadvice.com
4½ Stars -- appslooking.com
"So. Adorably. Cute... Paper Galaxy is incredibly charming and creative, and despite being a good old fashioned arcade game at heart, it ends up being quite a relaxing experience." -- jayisgames.com
"between the cute atmosphere and several slight bonuses in game play, this is certainly one of the best of its kind." -- touchmyapps.com
"Paper Galaxy is a great diversion and worth the price." -- ikidapps.com
"I could play Paper Galaxy all day, BECAUSE I ALREADY AM!" -- CGR Undertow
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~~~~~ LITTLE MOON, BIG GALAXY! ~~~~~
What happens when the moon gets lost, catches a cold, and runs into the cranky Crab Nebula? A family-friendly and fun-filled chase through a galaxy of adorable planetary oddballs ensues! As Luna, you sneeze from orbit to orbit on your way back to Mother Earth. Along the way, you’ll make new friends, collect stars, and have more than a few close encounters with hot-headed Suns and mysterious Black Holes!
A cross between an endless runner and a launch game, Paper Galaxy is easy-to-learn and offers hours of fun and challenge for cosmic explorers of all skill levels. With its unique and addictive ‘one tap’ gameplay, an unforgettable cast of characters, and a charming soundtrack, you’ll be over the moon with Paper Galaxy!
~~~~~ A UNIVERSE OF FUN! ~~~~~
~ A variety of unique planet pals, each of which can help Luna in their own way!
~ Over 120 upgrades!
~ Over 100 in-game goals!
~ Track your Best Results!
~ Story Mode – stay ahead of the Crab Nebula and make it back home to Mother Earth!
~ Endless Frolic Mode – race against the clock!
~ Social Planets – bonus reward planets mark your friends’ best distances during your game!
~ Over a dozen Game Center Achievements and Leaderboards!