Today’s Amazon Appstore free app is Radiant HD, a modern take on the 70s classic Space Invaders. (Editor’s note: sales quadrupled with the release of the Atari 2600 in the 80s, hence the original article stating that it was an 80s classic. Don’t worry, Radiant HD describes it as an 80s game in the opening stages as well…)
It keeps the best parts of the game (awesome retro graphics, monsters and limited movement), while completely revamping other parts of the gameplay – monsters, for example, move in curves and patterns (rather than just left to right, forward a space and repeat) and you can buy ship upgrades from the shop.
Take your stand against the alien horde in a vibrant space shooter. Cut through hundreds of creeps to face giant monsters in unique bossfights. Collect special weapons and power-ups, upgrade your ship and save your homeworld!
Take your stand against the alien horde in a pure arcade space shooter. Relive the classics revamped!
* 100+ Levels * 10+ Boss-Fights * 6 Upgradeable Weapons * 12 Special Power-Ups * 3 Difficulty Options * Global On-Line Hiscores * Signature Sound by Kubatko * XPERIA PLAY Optimized
– Facebook Single Sign-On support – Compete on your Facebook leaderboard – Invite or challenge your Facebook friends – Share your achievements on your Facebook wall
All in all, I reckon Radiant HD is a great game, especially for free! Unfortunately I don’t think there is a way to link to games on the UK Amazon Appstore, so just open up the app on your device.