If you were a fan of Space Invaders or TI-83 classic Phoenix, you'll enjoy this: Star Defender 3. In a nutshell, it's a game where you pilot a spaceship against hordes of alien beasts. The description words it best:

Get ready to fight through hoards of alien beasts in Star Defender 3!

The highly anticipated game is finally here! The year is 2743 A.D., only two short years since the last war, and the Insectus have already prepared for their next wave, with new tricks to defeat you.

Blast through 8 huge missions is the most exciting space shooter game. Missiles are just light fun for kids, but here you'll get mines, lasers, nuclear bombs, piranha, parasitron, lightning, insulator, infector, ball lightning and homing lasers!

Don't miss this hot star battle!

- The new one-finger control system
- A wide array of alien spacecrafts with their own unique weapons
- 8 large missions with a huge Boss at the end of each one
- A Bonus System, including Time Freeze, Missile Strike, and Immortality
- More than 100 breathtaking levels
- Unique and truly addictive gameplay

Still not impressed? Check out the gameplay footage:

Artem's been hooked on the game for the past hour or so and absolutely loves it, though he describes the control scheme as moderately annoying - but not enough to really hurt the game. The real problem, though, is that the game requires Android version 2.3.7 or above (including Honeycomb and ICS). That's a major problem, since the vast majority of Android devices are still on lower versions.

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Still, for those lucky enough to be on 2.3.7+, it is (apparently) a hell of a game, especially for $1.

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • mastermind26


    Incompatible with my device (EVO 4G).

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      They fucked up the min API version for some reason - 2.3.7+ but told us it is 2.3.4+ in the press email. Not sure what the deal is with them, but hopefully they will sort it out because almost nobody has 2.3.7 on gingerbread.

  • plok

    I love this classics :), and actually tired of tower defence games.. i needed a break, this is just great!

  • AntsInMyPants

    Not compatible with my device? TB sporting 2.3.7. What gives?

  • recnelis

    Wow, that looks pretty sharp. It's like a modern rendition of Raptor or Raiden.

  • Xris

    Pretty cool game... so far almost tablet-only I would say :D

  • http://www.awem.com/ Awem

    The game supports 2.3.3+

  • privacy

    it needs GPS permission? what for?

  • http://www.awem.com/ Awem

    It's a technical requirement for the game to ensure it will work properly.