Gunner Galaxies – Game Introduction
Gunner Galaxies is an iPhone game developed by Fluik that’s a freemium action-arcade space shooter. Gamezebo’s Gunner Galaxies strategy guide and walkthrough will provide you with a quick start guide, tips and tricks, hints and cheats to help you survive the perils of space.
Quick Start Guide
- You can download Gunner Galaxies for free for your iOS device by following the “get it now!” link at the top of this page.
- The game is an arcade shooter, in a similar vein to classics such as Asteroids. The object is to destroy all of the asteroids and debris around you so that they can’t damage your ship. Doing this will earn you money, experience, and of course high-score bragging rights.
- Your shape remains in the center of the screen, but you can only control the movement of the turret on top. The circle on the left hand side controls the rotation of the turret, while the lower button on the right hand side controls your fire. You can hold this down to fire continuously.
- Note – these controls can also be reversed in the settings menu for left-handed players.
- Above the fire button are your reserve power-ups (more on that later) and at the top of the screen you can see any bonuses you have.
- When you use a power-up, either by collecting it in the game or by purchasing it before hand, it will only be good for a limited amount of time. A meter will appear in the upper left hand corner, which will deplete in a matter of seconds. Once it’s gone, so is your power-up.
- Your ship’s health is indicated by a colored ring surrounding the turret that reduces as you take damage. You only take damage when debris hits your turret, not the ship. Once you run out of health the mission is over.
- The game is divided into four galaxies (two of which are available initially, two of which you’ll need to unlock by earning money) and in each galaxy are a variety of missions.
- Each mission is structured in largely the same way. It contains a certain number of mission stars and is divided into different waves. Collecting mission stars is necessary for unlocking additional missions in that galaxy.
- In each mission you’ll take on numerous waves of enemies, with breaks in-between. During these breaks, and prior to starting the mission, you’ll have the opportunity to repair and customize your ship.
- On the far left, with the symbol that looks like some tools, you can repair your ship, though obviously this option is unnecessary prior to starting a mission.
- The middle section allows you to purchase boosts that will give you an advantage in some way, such as increasing speed or power.
- And on the far right you can pre-purchase power-ups, which will then go into your reserves, ready to be used at any time.
Power-ups and Customization
- Gunner Galaxies has a serious amount of power-ups. To help you choose what to pick and what to avoid, here’s are some of the many options and what exactly they do.
- Grenade Shot – fires powerful grenades
- Rapid Fire – fires a steady stream of bullets very, very quickly.
- Triple Shot – gives you three barrels to fire from.
- Power Shield – you won’t receive any damage while it’s in use.
- Time Warp – slows down debris around you.
- Shockwave – destroys all debris in a small radius around the turret.
- Triangulizer – fires bullets in a triangular pattern.
- Chicken Shot – replaces bullet with eggs, which increases your score multiplier.
- Antigrav – pushes back debris within a certain radius around your turret.
- Speed Grenade – like the grenade shot, only mixed with rapid fire. Very effective.
- Note – not all power-ups are good, and some will actually harm you by throwing offf your aim or even reversing the controls.
- You can also make permanent changes to your ship by going to the hangar. Here you can upgrade four categories: ship, power-ups, survival, and other.
- Ship upgrades do things like increase your rate of fire or increase the capacity of your power-up reserve slots.
- Power-up upgrades do things like speed up or strengthen each of the different power-ups.
- Survival upgrades do things like decrease your health or minimize the effects of negative power-ups.
- Other upgrades affect your squadron and cash earnings.
- There’s also a basic social element to the game that allows you to have friends join your squadron. You can also hire mercenaries by purchasing them. Having lots of friends and mercenaries will give you cash bonuses after each mission. The larger your squadron, the larger the bonus.
- You can add friends via both Facebook and Twitter.
- You’ve completed the Gunner Galaxies quick start guide for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Now you have all the skills you need to destroy every asteroid you see. Be sure to keep checking back with Gamezebo for our extensive coverage with reviews, previews, guides and more.