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One of the perks of the many Humble Bundles is that they bring games to platforms they didn't exist for previously. Linux gamers know what I'm talking about, as their operating system of choice has been relatively flooded with games since the original Humble Indie Bundle first brought Aquaria, Gish, Penumbra, and other titles to the platform. Android isn't nearly as desperate for quality games, but Time Surfer entered the Play Store a few weeks ago following its Humble Mobile Bundle debut, and now Star Command has done the same.

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If you've ever wanted to manage your own starship, Star Command can help supply that fix. This game tasks you with managing your own crew, combatting other ships, and defending against incursion. You have various ship designs to choose from, over ten alien species to discover, and enough chaos to keep you engaged.

Star Command costs $2.99, but it doesn't have any in-app purchases to deal with. If this is still too high a price, there's one day left to pick the game up as part of the Humble Mobile Bundle 2 for whatever price your heart desires.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://tonybullard.com/ Tony Bullard

    I bought it from the Humble Bundle, but it's worth $3 in my opinion. (But I'm also very aware that $3 would buy me a small lunch.)

    • Starcommand sucks

      better take the lunch . the game itself is a huge disappoitment . cant believe it took the 2 whole years to port ths half finnished and boring game onto the android. I really dont get it where the hype on their website's forum was comming from! its not fun , its not a strategy , your choices are purelly estetical and don't count for anything, its repetitive and its easy and controls are broken .

      im going to wait for the release of FTL for android
      FTL rulez!!!!

  • guyfromtrinidad

    Its slow and a bit hard to get into but there is a lot of content and strategy in the game so i'll still recommend it

  • mr_dilettante

    It's short and pretty easy to play.

  • aSquard

    Game is a LOT of fun. Had some moments where I didn't want to blink during the mini-game battle sequences. Gameplay difficulty is there and I would definitely say it's challenging, but not impossible. Well worth the money - Picked it up on Humble Bundle

  • Drew

    I've been following Star Command since the Kickstarter. I bought it in the Humble Bundle and loved it so much that I'm buying it in the Play Store now to support the developers and get the newest features (fingers crossed for Google Play Games integration!).

  • flosserelli

    The screenshots remind me of "Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday" on Sega Genesis.
    I wasted many hours playing that game :)

  • mgamerz

    I played it on the humble bundle... the tutorial is so long. The battle took like 5 minutes. I dunno, I guess FTL spoiled me on this genre.

  • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

    ...I'm starting to think I'll be the first to put a negative-sided review on this game...seriously am I the only one not noticing how much is wrong with the game? (other than obvious crash-bugs)

    • Vladimir Pavic

      Yes I agree. I expected so much from this game and I am disappointed. I play it on normal, and never got my shields down no matter what i do. Crew experience gain is flawed, battles are 5 minutes of boredom. Humor in game is immature, and dialog lines are rubbish.

      • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

        I'm not really disappointed though...I mean the base is there and all problems it has can easily be fixed in a patch
        Also, play it on hard or black hole difficulty, it's a huge improvement, trust me

  • Gustavo Parrado

    a good game with a fixed price and no IAP?? I'm buying it on play store AND the humble bundle, let's get the message sent!

  • ChainsawCharlie

    Pretty good game. Didn't quite live up to the KS hype, but Android version is not too bad/expensive.

  • Qliphah

    Picked up the humble bundle but was a little disappointed. Really thought I was getting Star Command from the early 90s.... sadly the graphics and even some of the alien races are reminiscent of the old classic but it ends there. The KS campaign claimed there would be exploration and ship battle... why they couldn't have just taken Star Command classic (which had all that and more) and retooled it with better graphics and sound that wasn't just a midi synth I'll never know...