After the success of our Galaxy Invader and Invader from Space games, Beats N Bobs are proud to release our most eagerly anticipated and requested video game emulation, Astro Wars.
Travel back to the 80's and this was THE video game to have in the home. It was one of the most advanced video games of the time with four sub games, coloured fluorescent display and a joystick only seen in the arcades. You could finally have your very own arcade machine in your home.
TO PLAY: Turn Power ON (menu will disappear and intro music will play). Select Level (Graphics will resemble difficulty level). Press Start (Gameplay will begin after intro music). Fire at all enemies while dodging enemy fire on all phases of attack. If you survive three attack waves,you get the chance for more points if you can dock your rocket-ship. Press fire, left and right for thrusts to land rocket ship. Game is complete when you reach 9999 points or you lose all your lives. To restart, turn off and on Power.
We have painstakingly analysed every detail of this game and we have managed to achieve 99% of the original. We had to modify the controls as it simply does not work as well on an iPhone or iPad so you now have extra large arrow keys but we have left the joystick in for the purists out there (which you can try to use but we recommend the larger arrow keys). All the sound effects are here. All four phases including the docking sequence. We compared this to two real machines as these also vary with slight details and we are very pleased with the results. We hope you will be too. If you find anything that does not feel quite right let us know from the app. Enjoy this blast from the past and if you like this why not look at our others.
More information about this classic game on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astro_Wars
I don't know what these other guys are on, or how related they are to the developer, but I couldn't disagree more. I too owned this game in the 80s and I don't remember it being this unplayable. Avoid before you waste your money like I did.
Don't be tempted to buy this app- _its appalling. Functionality on the controls is dreadful, I know it's suppose to be retro but the controls don't work, everything about this app is just s***e, £1.50 argggggg.....
No more hunting for "c" size batteries or wrapping black tape over a worn out grandstand adaptor lead....the perfect conversion of Astro Wars is here. As soon as the beautifully realistic screen loaded I was whisked back to the very early 80s on a rainy saturday evening, the larry grayson generation game in the background and the smell of dads blue stratos as he got ready to go out while my sister ties ribbons in her girls world. Anyway if you remember astro wars and had astro wwrs then this basically turns your kindle hd into a tabletop perfect emulation of the said game. You wont be dissapointed, the sounds, the music, the innocent and basic gameplay just reeks of lost nostalgia.
The price of nostalgia alone is worth tbe asking price....you may not play it like you do your ps3 and such but thats not the point, what it is it does perfectly therefore 5 stars is awarded.
Look out for other classic tabletop games available from the same makers.
Can remember having this as a child (somewhere in the single digits) and playing it THAT much it broke from over use. Before it broke I managed to get the top score WITHOUT losing a life (going to have to do that again). The sounds and graphics look as I remember and the only fault I have is the controls could be better (that's why I gave it 4 star).
I owned this game in 1981 and as soon as the game started I was back there again! Fantastic, look and sounds are perfect as are the controls. Anyone who owned this little machine when they were a kid will know it is spot on and if you did you should download this game it's perfect. Well done beats n Bob's and thank you!