Exodus [rating: 3/5]
They say that in space nobody can hear you scream and that would probably be a good thing if you were one of the passengers that are on one of the many space shuttles that are in your control as you attempt to doc your passengers in one of the seven space stations that make up the seven levels of this Flight Control in space clone.
Exodus is a line drawing game where your task is to help ferry passengers to their space stations without causing a catastrophic crash. You start the game with only one level available and each subsequent one will become available only when the previous level has been completed. Triad is the first level and things start pretty sedately with three docking statins located on a space station in the middle of the screen.
The space ships and their passengers appear from all four sides of the screen and are announced with an icon so you are warned of their impending arrival. As soon as they appear on the screen you drag your path from the ship to the dock of your choice. Depending on how many passengers the space ship has the time taken for the passengers to unload will vary as does the speed of the space ship itself.
As soon as all the passengers have made their way off of the ship you can then direct the ship back away from it’s dock and off of the screen. The graphics aren’t as good looking as some of the line drawing games out there and the lines themselves aren’t as smooth as they could be but it plays well enough.
The difficulty level is a little flat too with a lot of ships having to be docked before things start even getting a little bit tricky and even then it’s still relatively easy to juggle the multiple ships as they appear on the screen. The little space ships don’t even crash if they hit the space station rather that a specific dock, however it is game over should two or more space ships collide with each other.
As you progress through the levels extra difficulties are thrown into the mix including black holes and asteroids which as you would expect causes the game to end should a ship be sucked into it’s darkness. The space stations themselves also offer variety of challenges as you progress through the levels.
The game is OpenFeint enabled which offers extra value for your $.99 including 14 different achievements which aren’t just based on the progression through the levels but also based on individual successes in the game such as traveling 100,000 miles and avoiding an alien. OpenFeint also includes global leader boards so you can compare your scores with other players from all over the world.
If you like line drawing games then you’ll probably like this too although it has to be said that it doesn’t add anything specifically new to the genre which already has some quality games in it.
- Line drawing in space
- 7 unique locations
- OpenFeint enabled
- Shallow difficulty curve
- Too easy
- No crashing into space stations!
Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store)
Updated: Jun 10, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.1
Size: 16.0 MB
Seller: Francisco Santos Belmonte
© 2010 Tip Tap Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later.