It's always a nice feeling you get when you are saving your planet.
Remember the time when a wave of asteroids was heading towards the Earth and all the scientists created an energy barrier to keep them off? It’s time to operate them and make sure your home planet remains safe. This is the premise of Defend the Planet, the name of which is also a rather brusque command. The game is easy to play, with one-touch controls to alternate between the different placements of the shields. Asteroids hurtle towards your pretty blue planet and you must make sure the shield is in place to destroy them. In case one falls through your defenses, it will destroy every living thing on the surface of your planet. That will not be a nice burden to carry on your shoulders. Therefore, you must make sure to protect your planet at all costs.
There are different levels with slightly different planets and shield configurations. There are also two types of power-ups which one of which will destroy every asteroid on the screen and the other will complete the shield so no spot is left unguarded. Tiny spaceships also fly in from time to time and these should be allowed to get back to Earth. Each of these is also a power-up and causes all asteroids on the screen to vanish in a wisp of dust. Unfortunately, your planet-saving quest is often interrupted with ads that pop-up after every single death. There is also the lack of sophisticated gameplay because the shield-shifting is really the only action in this game. However, if you accept it at face value that is to kill time in a bearable manner and not expect any nuance, this is a fabulous game. So, this game deserves to be installed and played at least a few times because it is always a nice feeling you get when you are saving your planet.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.