About The Game
Fire portals and save people in this science-fiction, reaction-testing, hyper-arcade game!
The Ceranthians have been using their space lift to travel between the surface of their home planet and low orbit, where they go about their daily work. A series of attacks on their planet have culminated with the unleashing of a space weapon inside the lift putting all the travellers in deadly peril.
Your job is to use a teleportation cannon to fire portals into the travellers' paths, and transport them to safety. It will be tough, but you are the Ceranthians' only hope!
· Play through an epic mode that tests your reactions to their limits across 40 levels.
· Challenge you friends in survival mode, where the real test awaits! Can you reach the top of the leaderboards and claim global victory?
Space Lift Danger Panic is a strange game and I'm not just talking about the long slightly confusing name
It features a decent story line and has reasoning throughout which is more than can be said for a lot of eShop games that sometimes feel as if they've just been thrown together.
The game play is repetitive as in you'll spend all levels doing the exact same thing.
But while that will instantly put some players off it should be remembered that some of the most popular games in the world are rather repetitive games.
My beloved Pac Man has been enjoyed for over 30 years by millions of players but every level is identical and plays the same way.
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Without laying out the entire story mode the game centres around a war it's your job to save the people on your side from falling to their death.
To do so you must open up portals underneath them by tapping on the bottom screen.
Tap too late and they'll go right through and plunge to their untimely death.
Every level has a set clear score (number of survivors) but a true completest will want to aim for 100% survival rate on all 40 of the games levels.
As the levels progress you'll need to save more and more people with fewer and fewer misses this as you'll likely expect this might mean you'll be wanting a few more extra lives.
The games got you covered here as you can buy extra lives (every time you buy one your life count remains at that level) with coins.
Those coins can be earned by collecting them in the game though clicking on a coin to collect it means you can't open a portal at the same time so you'll have to plan your coin grabs in between saving a life.
The first couple of extra lives won't cost you a great deal of coins but they jump in in price quick enough to ensure all the extra lives won't be racked up in no time at all.
It might have been a nice idea to use 3ds play coins in addition to in game coins to purchase extra lives in the game too. (Play coins could have helped out with the earlier extra lives as for the most part play coins are a little used service on the 3ds)
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Once the first 5 levels of the game have been beaten you'll unlock survivor mode which sees you take on the challenge of saving an endless wave of falling people.
An online leader board is also present for the score chasers where you can compare how well you've done against your friends or worldwide players.
This is certainly the area where you'll be wanting as many of those extra lives as you can get to help rack up the biggest scores.
Beating the first 5 levels (which isn't that hard) will unlock the infinite mode.
Online leader boards for competitive players.
Well written story mode.
Extra lives are earned not just given like a lot of modern games.
Good value for money.
Missing survivors will lead to their terrible demise.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Game play is exactly the same tap the screen on every single level.
Despite the different colours and images in the background each level looks pretty much the same too.
Graphically a little bland.
The use of underused 3ds play coins could have spiced thing up.
Lose too many survivors and it's game over.
Think about collecting more coins to earn those extra lives and extra chances.
The game is repetitive by nature but as were many classic games of the past.
High score chasers can get a high score chasing game at a relatively cheap price and many will get much enjoyment from it.
Those that aren't overly interested in high scores aren't likely to get all that much from the game but it's impossible to create any game that will appeal to every player.
Viewed as a classic old school score as high as you can it works and controls well enough to fulfil those needs.
A review copy of the game was provided by Spring Loaded Software and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.