Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Stardust'

Rating:3 User: WhenIWasCruel

Professional and polished spanish vertical space shooter, with long range shooting and short range crosshair,
to destroy stuff on the lower platforms and such.

Contrarirly to the common control system in this kind of games,
you don't simply move laterally, but you actually face left and right when pressing the related keys - and the same thing happens for the "down" command: you don't just go back, towards the bottom of the screen while the scrolling proceeds, but you actually face down: it's a nice thing that while facing down, your short range laser stilll shoots upward, allowing you to destroy dangerous structures while at the same time running away from it and its weapons.

So, lots of nice things in this game, but even a lot of YELLOW, and, specifically, of YELLOW ON YELLOW, which doesn't help avoiding lethal stuff: especially when there's a big deal of action going on: with deadly structures on the platforms, bullets, flying things that chase you all over the screen. In fact, a good amount of the times I'm not ever sure of what exactly has killed me.

So, it's a nice vertical shooter with a bit of a monochrome blindness problem.