It seems to be a busy Friday afternoon around the Android Police offices, but we've managed to keep an eye on one game that's made its debut on the Android Market.
Star Blitz is a game by Glu Mobile that plays an awful lot like their previous title, Gun Bros. In essence, one on-screen joystick controls the steering of your ship while the other controls a laser. Like Gun Bros, you are faced with a number of waves of enemies, who upon defeat will drop experience and money.
You use this money to customize your ship and repeat the cycle. What makes things interesting is that there seems to be a Facebook component where your friends can act as computer-controlled wingmen; using their ships also gives them bonuses, so it's a win-win situation.
Graphics look really bright and cartoony, which is something we've come to expect from the company's games. The weapon effects look bright, colorful and destructive all at the same time, which I don't mind one bit. It'll be interesting to mix and match some of these weapons and see what the best combinations are.
The game is free to play and is subsidized by ads and Glu Mobile's micropayments system; this isn't anything new with their games, so hopefully it won't be too intrusive.
Look for a full review in the coming days from Android Police. From what I can tell right now, the game looks to improve on their previous successes with Gun Bros while glossing over some of the things that didn't work as well (lack of multiplayer, anyone?)