Old school gaming gets a modern overhaul with “Line Defense.”
Remember the good old days when video game arcades ruled the world?
We were searching our pockets for cents to play one more round of our beloved Space Invaders, Missile Command, or Breakout? There were times that most of us would prefer to put all their money into the arcade slot than feed. These romantic days are gone for good. Or not?
There is a new game, that mixes characteristics and mechanics from the games mentioned above and guess what! You won`t have to search for $$ anymore because it is completely free for your smart phone. But instead your mom, this time it will be your woman haunting you down from playing.
“Line Defense” is an action arcade game, created with passion, honoring the ‘old school’ days where video gaming was simple and to the point. It was designed by Legal Radiation, an independent game development team form Greece and it is here to bring back sweet memories from our childhood.
The familiar mechanics give the illusion that you have played it before though the game is one of a kind.
Though the nature of the game is far than “casual” with the modern meaning, it was welcomed by the press around the world with dozens of dedicated articles. It was also featured on Apple`s app store as “New Games We Love”.
The story goes like this. Aliens attack various cities of the world (New York, Moscow, Cairo, Paris, Athens, Honk Kong etc.). All controls are reduced to just one line that the player draws with his finger. This line destroys rockets, deflects rockets back to enemies, diffuses time bombs, collects bonuses and gets upgraded. Besides the city saving missions, there are challenges under the sea and in the outer space.
The result is a unique game with familiar mechanics and minimalist design, an interesting dynamic soundtrack and various mixes during gameplay.