Phoenix HD is a shooting title thatconfronts the player with a large number of enemy missiles - aclassic "Bullet-Hell Shooter". The special thing about thisgame is the way of the sale: Phoenix HD is the basic versionavailable for free download from the AppStore. Who wants to use thefull program, can buy additional content for consideration.
But first, the base version. The playerreceives one of three available types of ship, the Phoenix, anall-around fighter with no special tactical approach. The programbegins with no story ballast directly to the battle: The playercontrols the Phoenix with finger marks through the verticallyscrolling field of view. From above, huge spaceships to attack thehunter with hundreds of bullets.Although the Phoenix is shown quitelarge, only a small circular area at the cockpit is vulnerable. Bythe wings or the main body of the enemy projectiles fly rightthrough.This is also true for the other two hunters.
At the beginning of each passage, theship is still rather weak armed. This is changing very quickly,because with each upgrade to be collected increases thefirepower.Since the game automatically shoots, you can fullyconcentrate on steering. Some of the upgrades must be initiatedmanually. One gathers such an extra, it always hovers a shortdistance from the spacecraft. With a tap, it is ignited. In general,it is in the extras for a massive attack, sometimes you get butsometimes a short-term protection or shield regenerates the ship'spower. Every now and again it happens that the extras do not respondright. You have to close the space on the touch screen, what ispossible in some hectic scenes not always.