Affordable Space Adventures
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About this game
Developer: Knapnock Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Affordable Space Adventures is a stealth puzzle spaceship simulator. Control your craft solo or in a crew of up to three players. The Wii U GamePad™ is your Heads Down Display and gives you precise control over all the internal systems of the ship. Tweak the thrusters, antigravity, stabilizer and many more systems in order to successfully navigate a hostile planet and sneak past alien robots. Explosions, engine shutdowns, blown fuses and implosions may occur. In co-op mode, players must coordinate as a crew controlling the spaceship together; one will take the role of engineer, while another will be the pilot. A science officer can join the fun as well.
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Still, there’s just no denying that Affordable Space Adventures is, at the very least, a cleverly designed game that could only exist on the Wii U. It’s refreshing to see someone making good use of the hardware even as Nintendo seems content to let their innovative controller’s potential remain largely untapped. Though it can’t completely make up for its odd-duck status as a game that would’ve been better off omitting single-player entirely, the innovation of it all certainly eases the blow.
Affordable Space Adventures truly takes advantage of the uniqueness of the Wii U, and it is all the better for it. Few games have felt this distinct, while also remaining fun and enjoyable. The campaign doesn’t last too long, but what time you can spend in it will truly satisfy, and if you bring some friends along it only gets better. If you own a Wii U and have been starving for new games, then you owe it to yourself to pick up Affordable Space Adventures.
The ending in particular does a great job showcasing the bizarre ineptitude of the company – and it uses the Wii U’s Miiverse in an awesome way that I won’t spoil. Affordable Space Adventures is a great puzzle game, and it uses the GamePad in interesting ways that don’t feel like gimmicks. It shows Nintendo isn’t the only studio capable of doing interesting things with an additional screen. It’s nice to see the Wii U become home to a truly exclusive title trying to do something different.