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Developer: Vivid Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Discover new planets, chart incredible worlds and reveal ancient secrets. Explore strange new worlds with your trusty robot sidekick. Make your way across fantastical planets from the icy tundra to the lush jungles brimming with flora and fauna. The endless universe has countless hostile galaxies to conquer. Combined with the dynamic objectives system, the gameplay is truly infinite in Space Pioneer. Recover stolen disks, defend probes, repair crashed craft and complete missions to earn loot and unlock awesome gear and skills. Every time you play missions have new objectives, enemies and additional challenges. To make it through hordes of aliens, you need to be a skilled, versatile hunter.
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Space Pioneer offers an addictive arcade experience that feels incomplete. Although the upgrade system is surprisingly deep, the rest of the game suffers from being too shallow to set itself apart from the pack. As far as isometric, twin-stick shooters go, this one is just okay.
The game feels skeletal, like raw wood piled in the shape of a building. It’s missing something essential in its new home on the Nintendo Switch. The stages, missions, and challenges all feel interchangeable. Even the bosses feel like palette-swaps from time to time. In spite of all this, the game is still compelling fun. You’ll find yourself trying just one more run, one more stage, over and over again. If you’re seeking out a little scif-fi arcade action, definitely check out Space Pioneer.
Space Pioneer is a great way to kill a few hours and its RPG lite system works to provide a thorough sense of accomplishment and progress. The lacklustre level design, safe soundtrack and a bare bones plot certainly holds the game back from reaching its true potential, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it is simply a good time to be had.