Space Colors is a trippy, brutal explosion-fest that will keep you hooked for hours

SpaceColors

Team Chaos has a reputation for publishing quirky, fun, colorful games like Cat vs. Aliens, Flappy Stache, and Dragon Academy (a “hatch-three” puzzle game).

With Space Colors, they’ve done it again. This time, you’re an Asteroids-style spaceship trying to destroy and mine asteroids, kill all the baddies, and avoid dying for as long as possible while gaining experience points and credits, which can be used in the in-game store to purchase weaponry and armor upgrades.

It’s stylish, easy to learn, hard to master, and is truly a lot of fun.

Each level is represented by its own planet, though you generally fly around a space grid, tapping each side of the screen to turn and apply thrust to your spaceship as you careen about, tapping on enemies and asteroids to shoot them. There are health pickups and temporary power up weapon unlocks along the way to allow you to keep shooting things you find onscreen.

The controls are super intuitive – there’s no stinkin’ virtual d-pad or joystick to get in the way. You tap the screen to move and turn your ship, hold on the screen to add thrust, and then tap on anything you want to explode.

Exploding things is super fun, as no two explosions are ever alike. This adds a bit of flair to the visuals of Space Colors, which are already pretty stylish. Colors are vibrant: asteroids are white, goals are yellow, bad guys are red, the end.

Your goal, basically, is to shoot everything onscreen, sometimes flying about and looking for it, other times, just taking care of business on the first sector of space you show up in.

After each mission, you’ll move to the next planet in the system map, with new levels getting successively more difficult. You can share out the distance you’ve gone via Twitter or Facebook, so you can brag to your friends about how much of a Space Colors badass you are.

If you want to spend a dollar on some quality gaming entertainment to play on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Space Colors is a fantastic way to use that buying power. Go grab yourself a copy for iOS now (Update: or the just-released Google Play version) and see what all the fuss is about.

IMG_0007Space Colors by Team Chaos ($0.99)
The good: Simple yet engrossing gameplay; intuitive controls, stylish visuals.
The bad: If you don’t like spaceships, asteroids, or fun, you won’t like this.
The verdict: It’s a buck; why are you still here?
Buy from App Store

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Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre is Cult of Mac's Culture Editor. He has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef

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