Star Wings

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Rating: 4.02/5 stars (54 ratings)

Star Wings Instructions

Move around the screen using the mouse. Fire using the left mouse button.

Star Wings Walkthrough

Star Wings is more than just another arcade war game based not so loosely on classic arcade games like Asteroids. That would be an insult to this game. What this game really is is an addictive, engrossing and fast paced shoot 'em up war game that poses an extremely difficult challenge from the very start of the first level. Those who aren't used to a game this intense might have a bit of a hard time even making it passed the first level but in reality, that's what makes this game so addictive. The end of each game isn't just an end; it's a challenge. Can you do better than you did last time? Can you destroy more enemies and last longer? That's what makes this game so hard to walk away from. That desire to best yourself is always there and the truth is, with a little time, patience and a lot of practice, you can do it.

In Star Wings, you find yourself in command of a space ship that is under attack from a wide variety of alien invaders. In the beginning, these invaders are fairly easy to take out and the shots they fire at you are fairly easy to evade but as you progress, things get much more difficult. More enemies attack at a time, their shots come faster and sometimes overlap making it hard to avoid them and they just plain get harder to kill. The best way to progress is to just keep your weapon blazing. Hold told the left mouse button and just keep shooting while you move. You might not be able to take out all of the enemies, but you'll be able to take out enough of them to get through the level - with practice, anyway.

Newcomers to arcade war games are going to have a hard time getting passed even the first level in Star Wings. The enemies approach fairly quickly and the enemy at the end of the level is fairly tough to beat. The great thing about the game, however, is that it isn't impossible to beat. It will take a while, especially for newcomers to the genre, but it's not an unreachable goal. Experienced players of this sort of game won't find it nearly as difficult, but they will still certainly find it challenging. Beginners will probably get frustrated, but not so frustrated they'll want to give up playing. If nothing else, the desire to beat your own high score will keep you playing. Experienced players, on the other hand, are going to want to keep playing to reach new levels to see what challenge the next level holds.

You can chart your progress in any given level in Star Wings by looking at the bottom right side of the screen. The blue bar indicates how far you are in the level and how far you have left to go until the level is complete. On the left side of the screen you will see your current health; indicated by the red bar. Each time you are hit by an enemy or by a shot an enemy has fired you will lose a bit of that health. If that bar reaches zero your game is over and you'll have to start from the beginning. Throughout the game, however, you will be presented with enemies that, when destroyed, offer health packs. These health packs are white with a red cross and they'll help replenish your ship's health. These are definitely worth collecting but remember, if you wind up surrounded by enemies and taking hits constantly in want of that health pack, it might not be the best idea to go after it.

The real fun of Star Wings is the challenge it offers, but the graphics don't hurt either. Often in arcade war games the graphics are kept retro and low in detail, but in this game that isn't the case at all. The graphics are interesting to look at and the arrival of new enemies keeps the game from getting dull or stale. You aren't constantly fighting the same enemy like you would be in many other online war games which means there is always a new challenge and always something new to look at. This keeps the game feeling fresh and interesting even in later levels.

Overall, Star Wings is a challenging and entertaining arcade war game that will grab your attention and hold it to the very end of the game. There are no upgrades to collect money for or towers to build. Instead, the focus is all on trying to stay alive and taking out as many enemies as you can. The high score aspect of the game speaks to the player's competitive nature and can add a bit of spice to the game for more experienced players who find the beginning levels a bit too easy. Newcomers are going to have their hands full with this one but it's that intensity that makes the game most addictive. It's well worth playing for every fan of arcade games or war games regardless of skill or experience level. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself going back for more game after game as you try to beat your high score.