Super Arc Light: Old-School Arcade Shooter


Super Arc Light is a simple arcade style iOS Shooter game I have been playing for a while now. It is deceptively simple from game play perspective, but is incredibly challenging. Oh, and did I mention it is the perfect game to play with your favorite high-octane music blaring. The game mechanics were designed specifically for iOS, so it only involves tapping anywhere on the screen to play. You pilot a ship in the center of a bunch of concentric circles. Your ship, which is nothing more than a small solid circle that is traveling along the inner-most circle at a constant speed, will start rotating in the opposite direction each time you tap on the screen. If you hold your finger on the screen your ship will slow down and start firing. Your mission is to destroy all incoming enemy ships that approach you from the outside circles. The enemy ships come in various forms, speeds and flight patterns making it very difficult to keep up as the enemies start coming faster and faster.

Super Arc Light has been updated since I started playing it and the update really enhanced the game play. The total score is now shown in the center of the screen, there are new weapons and points are now assigned based on the speed at which you kill the enemy ships. Bottom line...Super Arc Light is super fun to play.

I mentioned that playing the game with some high-octane music made it even better. My two favorite Apple Music playlists for playing with super Arc Light are song mentioned in two of my favorite novels... Ready player One (iBook store) and Armada (iBook store). I wrote up a short blog post a while back, and from those posts you can save off my Ready Player One playlist and my Armada playlist if you subscribe to Apple Music. Of course, you could just buy the songs individually if you want to do it old-school.

Strap in, get ready to shoot down some incoming enemy ships and enjoy the ride...

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