Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Craig Forshey0
Unleash Bullet Hell In Awesome New Arcade Shooter Specular
I always like a good twin stick shooter. I also like getting things for free. So it’s needless to say that I am obsessed with indie developer Tint Games’ absolutely fantastic new free shoot ’em up Specular. Rather than being monetized like most mobile games Specular is 100 percent free and completely devoid of any ads, iaps, or permissions which is amazing when you consider its level of quality rivals that of professional developers. You see, Specular was created by a small group of talented indie devs still in high school as a learning exercise on the ins and outs of making a video game. Well if I was their teacher i’d give them an A+ because for their first ever game you couldn’t tell which bodes well for these guys’ future in game development.
An addicting neon bullet hell shooter in the vein of games like Geometry Wars, Specular sets its self apart from its peers with exceptional style, inventive gameplay mechanics, and ultra smooth performance. The goal of the game is simply to survive against a never ending onslaught of bloodthirsty polygonal hordes that starts difficult and never lets up without being unfair. Like an arcade wireframe version of Ratchet & Clank the focus here is on the many different weapons at players disposal each offering their own unique way of dealing pixelated death. Mastering these power ups is the key to survival as you never know what weapon type is going to pop up next which necessitates players continuously adapt their strategy on the fly. Experience points accumulate over multiple play sessions and can be used to level up your ship in a variety of ways which gives Specular a lot of replay value.
If you like wireframe shooters like Geometry Wars and PewPew 2 you’ll love Specular. You can pick it up now on Google Play for free with no ads, iaps, or permissions required.