One of the first real video games out there was Space Invaders. If you did not grow up in the 70s or 80s, you might now have heard of it but I am pretty sure you might played it. Over the years there have been many variations on the old classic.
Today I am reviewing Cosmic Wars from Commanche. Cosmic Wars is a free, supported by ads Android app. There are no ads when you play, they only appear on the title and info screens. Overall it is not a bad game but could use a little polish.
This game is one of those that is very easy to just jump right in and play. You job is to destroy all of the enemy ships as they descend on your position. You can move your ship left and right as you fire and dodge the enemy fire.
The menu items are a bit hard to see on the intro screen. There are a number of items you can choose from:
Info – this tells you what the different items are
Auto fire on/off
Arrows on screen or tilt device (no sensitivity options)
The game does have a leader board so you can input your score just like used to do in the old days. I tried a number of the options but I found tilting the device to move the ship with auto fire on was the best way to play.
Cosmic Wars is just like the old time Space Invaders. It is a fun, quick game when you have a few minutes. Overall it is not bad but the menu items could be redone so they are more visible on the intro screen and maybe add sensitivity options for those who use tilt. If you are looking for a Space Invaders style game, give Cosmic Wars a look.