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SkyForce Reloaded for Palm OS ReviewNew Palm entertainment software is always a welcome sight. New Palm action titles are even more exciting, being that the genre is rather underrepresented on the OS. So it stands to reason that a sequel to a high-quality POS action game is something worth getting excited over right? Less than three months after reviewing the original Sky Force for PIC, I saw on Infinite Dreamsí website that a sequel, Sky Force: Reloaded, was in the works. Read on and see if this marathon shooter is truly a worthy sequel or just an expansion pack to an already outstanding game!
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Nice Review

KultiVator @ 7/20/2006 6:37:41 PM # Q
Hi kris,

Good review, with balanced comments.

I too would be glad to see a tweaked version appearing with true 320x480 support, but I guess you can't blame the developers for taking the easy route.

Anyhow, this installment to me stands up alongside MoonFighter as a real classic slice of retro-shooty-heaven!


RE: Nice Review
hkklife @ 7/20/2006 7:32:33 PM # Q
Thanks for the compliment. I fondly remember the good ol' days of side scroller console shooters and top-down Amiga/ST shooters. It's nice to see the occasional new title made in the same mold. I'd rather have 320*480 over 320*320 but I'll take 320*320 over no new games at all!

I still consider Zap 2016 my all-time favorite POS shooter simply due to the fact that it looked so amazingly good (for its time) on the Visor Prism and that its sprites weren't microscopic in size! If you like SkyForce & Moon Fighter then I highly recommend Plazmoids (review coming soon) & Cybersaurus (see PIC review from last month).

Everyone feel free to contribute any guest reviews or--developers--drop us a line and let us know what you have in the works. With PDArcade seemingly down for the count I want PIC to get as much of the POS gaming focus as possible.

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Dang PDArcade
ackmondual @ 7/27/2006 6:39:11 PM # Q
The one place I get made a moderator _AND_ a judge and it decides to close down shop indefinately. Oh well. It was still sweet while it lasted
RE: Nice Review
hkklife @ 7/27/2006 7:54:22 PM # Q
What was/is the "real scoop" behind the closure of PDArcade? Are you allowed to say?

It seemed rather abrubt/sudden. Although it did seem like things had gotten quiet around there the last few months before it went POOF, even with the still-strong slate of WinMob entertainment title releases.

Any unpublished POS game reviews you've got mothballed that you'd care to send our way? Ryan and I would appreciate whatever anyone can submit.

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A Chinese title?

asiayeah @ 7/25/2006 11:29:47 AM # Q
Anyone noticed the Chinese title for the game in the screenshot?

Is this game selling well in China?

With great power comes great responsiblity.

RE: A Chinese title?
ackmondual @ 7/27/2006 6:40:47 PM # Q
w/o any research whatsoever, my guess is the devs are chinese or related in some way.

No clue on sales. I don't even know about Palm sales figures. I have lived in Shanghai for 3 weeks. AFAIK, the only city more modern/sophisticated than that in China is Beijing. It was odd indeed. Even what appeared to be the more poorer class of people had rather nice cellphones. I've only seen around 2 to 3 PDAs while I was there. A winCE PDA used by a McDonald's manager and a tourist with either an m105 or Vx. This was 2 years ago. Given cell/smartphones increasing popularity in the states, i doubt my observations have changed much since then

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