Amoebas Attack (universal) by Pixofactor, LLC is the perfect game for casual players looking for a no strings attached dual-stick action shooter. The game feels very similar to the old classic Asteroids with a twist: shoot and destroy attacking enemies that typically break up into smaller enemies with full 360-degree control, but level up and move through the game all at the same time.
The difficulty factor of the game is basically up to the player. Want an easier route? Simply travel downward whenever given the opportunity. If it’s too easy, try going up to face more difficult enemies, or continue horizontally for the same experience.
Amoebas Attack’s control system is nearly perfect. Using two fingers, players steer the antibody with their left finger and shoot with their right. It allows for seamless gameplay, but when moving horizontally incoming enemies can sometimes be blocked due to the fingers on the screen, which is always an unwelcome surprise.
There’s plenty of powerups which, depending on the type, will be used immediately or stored in the inventory. Whether it’s a caffeine boost to speed things up, a stem cell to help ward off foes or a blast of chemo that’ll kill all the enemies on the screen.
The reason I say no strings attached is because there seems to be no reward or consequence for the actions taken in the game. Dying doesn’t take players back to their last save point but instead refills the power bar right then and there.
I played this game for over two hours and there was no real progression made: enemies got tougher and my character grew in levels, but there were no checkpoints or achievements. Playing a game with no foreseeable end gets monotonous and bland over time, and adding some objectives or penalties for death would help add some variety and challenge to the game.
Amoebas Attack (universal) is definitely a quality game with great graphics that any shooter fan should give a chance – just play it for action and fighting bosses, and not for a dynamic story line.