Upgrade is a very meta game. What do I mean? Well, it’s your job to upgrade everything in the game. The way you win is by making enough money to upgrade every aspect of the game, from the menu style to whether or not you have a mute button. Note, buy this early.
The way you make money is by piloting your spaceship through 20 levels. The way you outfit your ship is probably my favorite part of the game. You have 12 possible slots for weapons/addons and 6 possible addons. Each thing that you add on has 5 possible upgrade levels.
You make money by blasting aliens and then collecting the coins that they drop, just like in real life. There is no way to die, and there is no penalty for losing a level. Your biggest choices are whether or not you should upgrade menu items or your weapons.
I’ve mentioned earlier that I don’t like it when there is no way to lose a game, and this is no exception. Although I wanted to finish the game, because I wanted to get all the updates, I didn’t stress out about it. There wasn’t the excitement that comes when your pixelated spaceship might get blown up.
Very neat concept for a game, and like many games, I feel like it’s a great start. The first thing I liked is the way you could upgrade your ship. You got to choose where all the weapons on your ship were located, and you were completely in charge of how they were upgraded.
If there had been a way to die, say from getting shot, or if there were a penalty for losing, that may have made it much more exciting. Although I liked the initial concept of the weapons, I found the choices to be limiting.
Fun little game. It literally took me 15 minutes to complete, and if you are looking for a way to kill 15 minutes and blast some aliens without repercussion, then this is your game.
|Upgrade. Upgrade everything. Blast aliens.|