Overhead scrolling shooters are usually easily forgotten by fans. I am not sure why this is but the close cousin that is known as the side scrolling shooter has always taken the cake with gamers. Overhead scrolling shooters are a viable, and interesting lot, if given the chance. Most of the team that brought us Crossy Road are behind Shooty Skies for Android and iPhone. What follows is well, pretty interesting to say the least.
The playstyle of Shooty Skies is similar to that of Crossy Road in that no two play throughs are going to be the same. This is accomplished via the procedurally generated levels that use basic shapes and enemies. Everything here is casually challenging, definitely not a bullet hell shooter by any stretch of the imagination. Casual gamers will find just as much fun here as the most hardcore shooter fan might.
Others are comparing Shooty Skies to 1942, Raiden and other classic overhead shooters. I wouldn’t go that far, rather comparing it to something like Twinbee- not hardcore by any means but still able to provide a challenge. Graphically, Shooty Skies is on par with an old school Saturday morning cartoon- fun and clean, easy to understand and enjoy.
Similarly to Crossy Road, the In App Purchases are completely optional. Characters are available for a buck each, or for free if you simply play enough and earn coins to unlock stuff. That is pretty cool- unlike titles like Family Guy- The Quest for Stuff where certain things will absolutely positively require spending real money on. I wish other developers/publishers would take notice and offer their In App Purchases in a similar manner- if they did, I am sure the big stink over IAP would almost certainly go away.
Shooty Skies – Arcade Flyer by Mighty Games Group
Platform: Android and iPhone
Genre: Overhead scrolling shooter
Rated: Everyone in Google Play and 4+ on iTunes
Available now on Google Play and the iTunes App Store