Part Spider, Part Velociraptor, it's Velocispider!!! Take control of a heavily armed araknasaur in this retro arcade shoot-em-up.
Your delicious endangered eggs have attracted the taste buds of the evil CEO of the Robot Seafood Corporation. He will stop at nothing to feast on your eggs, defend them from his relentless army of aquatic robot beasts.
Velocispider is available from the App Store now. A free version is also available. It's a Universal app, so it works great on your iPad too. You don't have to take our word for it, check out these reviews or watch the video below:-
The best aspects of Velocispider are its fantastic 16-bit visuals and its sense of humor, infrequently delivered in brief cut scenes that underscore the ludicrous nature of this simple arcade game ... a charming little lark for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in Velocispider, an easily enjoyable arcade addition
Retro tunes and really charming enemy designs (along with a skeleton story) make this a real winner. Definitely check it out
Velocispider is a feast for any arcade gaming fan, that’s as savory as even the largest and juiciest of Araknosaur eggs. It will certainly strike a chord with anyone who cut their (gaming) teeth on the likes of Space Invaders and Galaxian. Quite possibly the studio’s best work to date
We live in a world of genetically modified foods and stem cell research, so it was only a matter of time before some mad scientist spliced together a velociraptor and a spider. The resulting creature is a scurrying killing machine, protecting her eggs from aerial assault.
The blend of Space Invaders, Galaga, and Defender plays out exactly how you’d expect an old skool arcade title to play. That is to say: reassuringly solid.
It made me LOL with pleasure
(The) Owen Goss
Like so many mobile games, Velocispider succeeds not because it’s a great adaptation of a traditional console experience, or because it has a new gameplay hook, but because it takes an already established idea and presents a ridiculous new take on it. This is the sort of arcade experience you pick up and play for a few moments, not only because its classic gameplay is still fun today, but because its setting and aesthetic can’t help but make you smile.
Velocispider is a fixed-view shooter with ultra-simple tilt controls. You fire continuously upwards at the Aquabots as they come to kill you and steal your eggs” … “If you’re anything like me, the thrill of fighting off waves of aquatic-robot monsters with a well armed half-spider, half-velociraptor Araknasaur makes Velocispider an easy buy
What makes Velocispider so much fun beyond just the concept alone is its simple, addictive gameplay. This is a game that is just fun to play, and getting powerups to decimate the enemies is just so satisfying. It helps that the game shows a leaderboard of the top 5 Game Center friends’ scores; this adds a layer of meta-competition that drove me to play the game even further just to beat my friends’ scores.
Once in a while you face larger enemies, and even the evil CEO. This is where the game shines, and the old school feel really emerges. Finding weaknesses, dodging bullets and maximizing damage is great fun
It set my soul ablaze