If you’re into space shooters, then you should check out Sector Strike for Windows Phone 8. The game has been available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, but Windows Phone users now get to join the party. Sector Strike is a futuristic shoot 'em up designed to challenge your reflexes and wits.
Head past the break to watch our hands on video and gameplay.
The game mechanics should be familiar by now. Simply destroy the endless waves of drones in a campaign that takes you through four unique environments. Collect credits to upgrade your ship with new weapons, equipment, and abilities. There are over 20 weapons and abilities such as hellfire missiles and call for reinforcements.
By default, you can control your ship by dragging your finger on the screen. The ship moves where you move. Avoid hitting enemy ships and the weapons they fire at you. After shooting down enemies, look out for power-up items and bonuses to collect. The ship can be equipped with cannons, torpedoes, beams, and orbs. The more of these you have, the more likely you’ll survive the waves of enemy ships.
At the end of each stage, you see your score. Before heading to the next level, you’re given a chance to spend your in-game credits. Don’t have enough? You can buy credits with real money. For example, 10,000 credits cost $9.99.
Sector Strike looks great. We like that the screen appears to shake when things explode. We also don’t have any complaints with the sound. The music goes well with the futuristic space theme.
Sector Strike is a free download from the Windows Phone Store, but don’t forget about the in-app purchases that might tempt you. Check it out if you have some time to waste and let us know what you think in the comments!