With so much already out there in the eShop I would imagine making a good low-budget retro-styled shooter that manages to distinguish itself can be a challenge. With 2 games in one package Arcade Space Shooter is off to a good enough start, attempting to deliver some value through quantity. To their credit, each is loosely similar to classic arcade shooters like Space Invaders and Asteroids, but thankfully just for the base idea. In both cases these revised versions of the classics show some love and care to help them be a bit more interesting without losing sight of the basics that made them work. Beyond that though, I don’t think either would likely occupy the typical retro gamer’s obsession for more than a short while as they lack the personality or excitement that coerce you into spending just a bit more time with them. For the price they’ll work in a pinch, but at best they’d only be filler while you warm up for more satisfying fare.
Justin Nation, Score: