Gemini Strike Review
- Controls are combat are tight
- RPG loot-harvesting is a nice addition
- Life-based energy system locks you out too often
- Not as deep as it seems
The combat is fun, and the RPG elements like improving your ship and boosting your firepower a welcome addition. We could do without the life-based energy system, though.
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While developer Cave has got the vertically-scrolling shooter market pretty much sewn up, games like Dodonpachi come with a fairly stiff price tag.
Enter Gemini Stike, an arcade-inspired blaster with lots of lasers, big bosses, but zero barrier to entry.
But can a free-to-play shmup really hold its own against the premium powerhouses already available on iOS? Jon Munday from Pocket Gamer thinks shooter fans may find room in their heart for Gemini Stike's old-skool charms, albeit with one or two reservations.
Watch the video above to hear the full review.
DescriptionBlast your way through enemy ships, evade fiery asteroids, sneak through blockades and face-off against epic bosses in this action-packed space shooter! Then when the blasting is done, raid cargo ships to find procedurally generated items to customize your fighter.
With a zillion different modules to mix and match (shields, missiles, lasers, beams, healing, EMPs) you are never short of ways to turn squads of enemies into beautiful cosmic fireworks.
With a catchy techno soundtrack and enemies that fill the screen with projectiles as dazzling as they are deadly, it's perfect old-school action for as little or as long as you have time to spare. Classic arcade action with a modern stylistic flair, Gemini Strike is a challenging space shooter that will test your skills but keep you coming back for more.
* Destructive physics - enemy ships spin out of control and smash into each other
* BIG boss fights
* BIG explosions
* RPG Hybrid - tons of procedurally generated items
* Secret boss and cargo missions appear on the map
* Engrossing characters and storyline
* 100 sectors of glorious destruction