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Earth Defense Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Earth Defense

You are a rocket ship who can shoot and destroy incoming enemies.
$5.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 7 (58%) 5 (42%) 1 comment

Earth Defense was available as a giveaway on August 31, 2020!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$0.99
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Do not allow evil spirits to get to you.

The aim of the game is to defend the planet. You are a rocket ship who can shoot and destroy incoming enemies.
Do so for as long as you can.
The amount and types of enemies will change over time, so always be on guard.

System Requirements:

Publisher:

BD GAMES

Homepage:

https://bd-games.itch.io/earth-defense

File Size:

28.3 MB

Price:

$5.00

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Earth Defense
In Brief
Earth Defense is a missile command type game. You can see a short video of game play HERE
Today's game does not include the Falcoware installer, so apart from when you first install the game, there are no adverts or browser redirections when you play the game. This has been the case for the last few Falcoware games.
The Game
Earth Defense is an offshoot of the classic missile command released by Atari back in 1980. The game was created using the Unity engine. Your mission is to save earth from attacking aliens. As you progress enemy ships come in increasingly large and faster waves. There are a variety of enemy ships from small to larger ships, some of which when hit split into three more slightly smaller ships. Your mission is to survive as long as you can. After the Earth has been hit approximately ten times it will explode and the game ends. On the left side of the screen will be displayed your game stats, i.e. how long you defended your planet for and your highest score. To control your ship us the A & D keys and firing your weapon use the space bar. Power-ups randomly appear and include a shield that surrounds the earth, extra guns that are useful against the ships that split into three, a second gun that automatically tracks incoming ships as well as others. Power-ups only last for several seconds. To use a power up you have to shoot it; they only appear for several seconds then disappear. The earths health is displayed as a bar graph along the top middle of the game arena and the time surviving on the top left.
Conclusion
The game plays okay, but the lack of the ability to remap the keys (common with unity games), spoiled the experience for me as I'm left handed and I found it difficult to control the ship comfortably and fire at the same time, because my left hand usually uses the mouse and my right hand the A & D keys, so trying to use the movement controls and firing button, I ended up having to cross my arms, which led to poor control. That said, the game delivers a reasonable gaming experience. I cannot say if there are levels to play or just one continuous level as I only ever survived for just under 2 minutes maximum. For those who like to challenge their own scores, this will probably appeal. I would says it's a coffee time game as it does become a little tedious after several minutes of game play; partly due to the lack of different scenarios. To the developer, I would consider adding levels with different planets from our solar system, or keeping it earth bound you could include the moon and the international space station. Overall I'd score this a 5 or 6 out of 10. For a unity games it's passable.
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