21
Jan
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When Stargate Command launched on the Google Play Store a couple of weeks ago, there were shouts of "For cryin' out loud!" heard 'round the Android gaming community. If you had trouble installing the game thanks to an absurdly limited number of "compatible devices," then boot up your DHD and grab a handy Zat gun: it's now showing compatible with just about everything we can throw at it.

In Stargate Command you play as everyone's favorite snake infestation, Teal'c, as he defends the SGC from Goa'ulds, Jaffa, and Replicators. At least you can defend the base, after spending some cash on an in-app purchase. Otherwise you can walk around Stargate Command or driving a few golf balls through the Stargate (several billion miles - gotta be a record).

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The base simulator and golf game are part of the free download, but in order to play Teal'c's Revenge, the only part that any Stargate fan might actually want to play, you'll have to shell out a buck. Not terrible, but I wish they'd mention somewhere in the description that the action-packed screenshots aren't part of the "free" game. Hey Dr. Jackson, what's ancient Goa'uld for "bait and switch"? The combat itself is a combination of Infinity Blade-style attacks and counters and turret shooting sections. Probably not the sweeping epic that Stargate fans are hoping for, but we haven't gotten much of anything since Universe got cancelled, so maybe this app will drive a few DVD sales.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Cenarl

    I miss Stargate, I wish all 3 were still running. Or give me a yearly movie.

    • Chris R

      I would be happy with a movie here and there.

    • master94

      Stargate universe according to syfy news wiped out the entire Stargate budget while managing to lose viewers. Sadly no new movies anymore:(

      • michael interbartolo

        I would think the MGM bankruptcy wiped more of the budget out than Stargate Universe :)

      • http://profiles.google.com/k3gman Keg Man

        Universe was pretty bad though. It was an option of bad stargate or no stargate. They totally blew it by deviating from the model that traditional worked.

        • haybarn

          I think SGU was actually the best of the three series. They finally replaced the same old stories for real drama and suspense. Gone was the problem-of-the-week format, giving way to a larger story with multiple layers. It had the best actors of any of the series as well, with Robert Carlyle in the lead. But the audience just wasn't up for it. Crying shame. While it aired, Stargate Universe was easily the best show on television.

  • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

    I really want a third category next to "Paid Apps" and "Free Apps" called "Freemium Apps" that includes the crap like that: stuff that says it's free while not really being free. (Or tougher restrictions on what apps are allowed to be listed as free).

    • defred34

      Not gonna happen dude. ALL free apps released these days have IAPs. And most paid ones too. Sad but true

      • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

        Yeah I know it's not going to happen, guess I'm just wishing out loud lol. To be clear I don't mind in-app purchases, but I think something like this where the main game as advertised can't be played for free shouldn't be allowed.

        • Justin Swanson

          IAP are okay as long as they are done well... most apps don't seem to follow that mantra though...

  • Melisa

    Stargate has to be worth at the very least a yearly movie? Would they not be able to profit? dvd sales, Tv ? ; mind you we aren't talking about just the US, stargate has a worldwide fanbase. I am in Sri Lanka and we used to get Sg-1 on local tv with about a seasons delay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lantaar Jay Logan

    I downloaded the app on my one x, thought it might be fun to walk around on level 28. Then I started the program and it's quite awful in my opinion (mind you I didn't buy Teal'c's revenge). The control was awful, the graphics low res, a goa'uld hologram device was labeled as a long range communication device, and why on earth is the quantum mirror in the gate room? The golf game is simple, but the aiming is bad and the sound effect of the ball crossing the event horizon is wrong. The app has no options menu (maybe it has in the paid version). For me this is a bad app 1/10 tops.

    • Mother of Sex

      Wondetful and 100% bullseye review. Thanks!