Escape Velocity. If ever there was a game that has serious, serious potential I think we may have found it. It’s a physics style game set in space. Your objective is to guide your ship through space without causing harm to it.
As stated above the premise of this game is very simple. Survive in your spaceship to the end of the level, or if you’re playing in infinite mode, just see how far you can get. The controls of the game are just as simple as the idea. Drag your thumb up to move your ship up and drag your thumb down to move your ship down.
The trick to this game is avoiding the planets. The idea is that you can use the momentum of the planets to speed along your progress by taking advantage of their gravitational field. You do this by getting as close to the planet as possible without actually touching the planet, kind of like a boomerang effect.
I really do feel that this game has some serious potential but there’s a few things that handicap it. The load times are absolutely unbearable. The game is Mango ready so you can take care of that with loading the game and keeping it running in the background, but sooner or later you’re going to have to load the game, and you’re probably going to pull your hair out when you do it. Yes the game does says that you can get faster load times by purchasing it but I do feel like until those little things are fixed I’m going to wait to drop those dollar bills on it.
[NOTE] Version 1.3 of Escape Velocity is now available that fixes some of the issue we have covered in the review [/NOTE]
Escape Velocity Gameplay Video
Escape Velocity Screenshots
Version Under Review : 1.1
There is a trial version available and the full version is available for $1.49, trial features Ads on level loading screen and level end screen.
Our Rating for Escape Velocity