Wii U has been woefully short on games that take full advantage of its GamePad controller. One of the few that does so well is the downloadable party game, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party from KnapNok Games. With one Wii U title already under their belts, KnapNok is now teaming up with Knytt creator Nifflas to go into orbit with Affordable Space Adventures. Shacknews was given the opportunity to try the flight-based adventure-puzzler at this year's Game Developers Conference and see how much the game utilizes the Wii U GamePad.
Affordable Space Adventures begins with the player taking control of what I can best describe as a space jalopy. It’s a broken-down spaceship that has endured some heavy damage and is stranded on a dangerous planet. The idea is to navigate the handicapped ship to safety and avoid any hazards along the way. As the game progresses, the ship will gradually regain its functions and slowly regenerate its abilities.