In a nutshell, Star Shoot VS (by flow Inc.) is basically the classic Space Invaders re-imagined for the mobile players of 2020.

With simple yet highly strategic online PvP gameplay, a few different characters with pre-defined strengths and weaknesses for you to choose from, and plenty of skilled opponents for you to battle it out with online, this may just be the ultimate mobile game for retro gaming fans in self-isolation all over the world! 🌎

Over the past few years, we have played many retro-style shooter games that all do a fairly decent job of preserving the retro feel of the classic games we all love and enjoy and at first glance, Star Shoot VS looks to be yet another one of these games.

However, upon taking a closer look, you will soon notice this game is far from just a clone.

Featuring a highly competitive online PvP gameplay system, the only thing “retro” about Star Shoot VS are the character graphics. Played by swiping left and right across the screen in order to control the direction in which your player slowly (yes, very slowly) moves across the screen, your mission in this game is to shoot up at your opponent while avoiding the bullets they shoot back down at you. Pretty simple so far.

What adds to the complexity of the gameplay in Star Shoot VS are the characters and powerups you can collect while playing the game.

Starting with the characters, Star Shoot VS currently features a total of 6 different characters for you to unlock and play as. Each character has their own unique characteristics, the most important of which being the type of bullets they shoot.

This characteristic carries over into the powerups you can unlock mid-battle by shooting blocks that slide across the screen between you and your opponent. By collecting a total of 4 powerup stars you can unlock two additional types of bullets which are obviously much stronger than the bullets you are given by default.

Although we definitely aren’t the best Star Shoot VS players in the world, after playing the game for a little bit, one thing we can say for certain is that the game can not only get highly competitive, there are many different strategies you can use to win a match.

Thankfully for us newbies, the matchmaker does an excellent job of pitting players against opponents of a similar skill level. 👍

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