Space Shooter X, a fast-paced, outer space shoot 'em up type game for Windows Phone

If you are in the mood for a fast-paced sci-fi shooter game for your Windows Phone, take a gander at Space Shooter X. Inspired by old school Japanese shooters, the game has fantastic graphics, an edgy pace and plenty of bosses to battle.

Ships can be upgraded with a vast assortment of weapons and you have full power and bombing options to help you obliterate your enemies. Speaking of which, while some space shooters have your enemies approach you head on, Space Shooter X has them coming from all directions. Space Shooter X is a fun game to play and will definitely keep you on your toes.

Your main menu on Space Shooter X has options to jump into the game, view the online leaderboards, access the gaming options, visit the game’s shop and view the about/help screens. Gaming options cover sound/music levels and establishing your player name/country (for the leaderboard).

Space Shooter X's Main Menu and Shop Options

Space Shooter X's gaming store provides you with in-app purchase options to remove the ad-support ($1.99) and buy power-ups, bombs and lives that range in price from $.99 to $9.99.

The gaming screen for Space Shooter X has your current score and level displayed in the upper left corner and your current life count and your lifetime score in the upper right corner. In the bottom left corner is your bomb control and to the bottom right is your full-power control. When pushed, the bomb control lets loose an armada of bombs that wipes everything out on the screen. The full-power control unlocks your ship’s full weapons arsenal for a short period.  You gain one full-power module for every 50,000 points earned (collectively).

You control your space ship by touch.  Just tap and hold anywhere on the screen and your ship will begin to fire its weapons. Drag your finger around the screen to move the ship to dodge enemy space ships and their weapons fire.

Space Shooter X's Game Screens

As you destroy the enemy ships, bonus items will appear at random. You have medals that you can collect for extra points and weapons boost to increase your firepower.

The ships come from all over the place. From the top, bottom, and sides of the screen as well as from black holes that will appear in the middle of the screen. You will eventually face a boss ship that is one tough cookie. Once you do defeat the boss ship, you will advance to the next level that will be more challenging than the last.

Game play can be rather exhausting in that if you blink ever so slightly, your ship will be torn to shreds. The game reminds me of Impossible Shoota but with cleaner graphics and a slightly faster pace. Space Shooter X is a fun game for your Windows Phone and an entertaining way to pass the time.

Space Shooter X is a free, ad-supported game available for Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices. You can find Space Shooter X here in the Windows Phone Store.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.