Eve of Impact is a missile defence game released by Rik Schennink.
“It is your duty to defend earth against an increasing amount of incoming asteroids. You have an unlimited number of missiles at your disposal, but be aware of the fact that the more missiles explode the more panic you cause and the slower people are evacuated of the planet.”
The game puts you in control of the last line of defence for the earth, you need to fire missiles into space to stop asteroids hitting the earth giving time for the earth population to escape on space ships.
Gameplay wise, your are positioned in space above Earth. Using your finger you can move around the screen around. If you tap on the screen, you will fire a missile to that location. The Asteroids come is various sizes, the bigger ones can be deflected by the shockwave of the missiles exploding and the smaller ones can be destoryed. I would have preferred to have seen more large Asteroids, as sometimes the wave would just be a repetition of small asteroids.
Earth has a shield around it, that is depleted when hit by asteroids, but will slowly repair if you can keep the asteroids away. Every now and then a space ship will leave Earth carrying a number of people, clocking up your score. Once the shields are destoryed so is the Earth and it is game over.
There are not game modes or powers ups in this game, it stick to a poor and simple design.
The graphics and sound are both good, but nothing really stands out.
On the upside:
- Fast and Fun gameplay.
- Simple, but great design.
On the downside:
- Repetitive gameplay.
- Asteroids are far to random.
- No end point, just a never ending wave.
Overall, this is a great game for the casual gamer with a few minutes to kill. It is simple and enjoyable to play. I would have liked some type of end point (like end of first wave of asteroids) or a feeling of achievement, rather than just beating my high score. That said, this is a good game and worth a look if you are a fan of missile command or similar games.
Size: 4.8 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.69