Get Outta My Galaxy Is The New Get Off My Lawn
Get Outta My Galaxy! HD ($2.99) by Ookoohko Oy is a 3D action game in which you play as Waka, a grumpy space monster whose life is turned upside down when tiny, annoying aliens called wikus start invading his planet.
The goal of the game is to destroy the obnoxious wikus who are running amuck and and causing problems. Waka was a simple, happy creature who lived alone on his planet until these little guys came along and ruined everything.
Control Waka by either tilting or using a joystick. I, of course, prefer tilt-to-move on games and found it no different here. However, the joystick still works well, too, so whichever you feel most comfortable with is fine.
Here is the best part: tap on the wikus once you get close enough. This will cause one of Waka's many arms to reach forward and slap the annoying little buggers to get rid of them. There are many different kinds of wikus, but they all cause some sort of problem, so be sure to take them out.
I really like the fact that you can not only choose between tilt and joystick controls, but the sensitivity. You can set the sensitivity of tapping (to slap), the joystick, and tilting. Even the tilting angle can be customized. For example, if you're playing while lying in bed or sitting up, you can choose the angle that best suits your position. This is a great feature.
Collect power ups to give yourself special abilities and slap more creatures into oblivion. There are some hidden gems to collect, as well, which will unlock more bonus planets and levels.
This game was fun to play and rather creative. The graphics are amazing and the controls make it both easy and fun too. There are four unique 3D worlds to explore, each having their own set of levels. You can even listen to your own music while playing.
There is an iPhone version ($0.99) that was released earlier this year, but the universal version ($2.99) is finally available on the App Store. Although I really enjoyed the game, $2.99 seems like a dollar too much to me. However, if you want to play this game and explore the beautiful 3D worlds on your iPad, it is probably worth it.