We’ve told you all about Tapsteroids before – the fast-paced action-shooter from the two-person team that is UNAgames. Tapsteroids was released just a few days ago on September 1st, and it’s already being featured by Apple in their ‘New & Noteworthy’ section of the App Store.

To celebrate the achievement, UNAgames has made Tapsteroids FREE, but for today only, so if by any chance you haven’t stumped up the $0.99 yet, now’s the time to get it

“This fast-peaced space action shooter is a tribute to the classic arcade games in the era of touch. The player is assigned the important task of protecting navigation routes from dangerous storms of asteroids that infest the space, ensuring the safety of all spacecraft operating in his area and landing to his space station.
After the first short levels to “warm up”, the game begins to get complicated and be very addictive: incoming asteroids multiply, follow unexpected trajectories, split into smaller and faster meteors, while spacecraft continue their landing to the space-station.

Surviving in Tapsteroids requires skill, strategy to manage the ammunition of the more powerful weapons (only the standard missiles are endless), ability to calculate the timing of the missiles following a parabolic trajectory and to quickly identify which are the asteroids that come into the most dangerous collision route with the spaceships and your space-station.

Particle systems are used extensively for most special actions, and the nice-looking animations are created using high resolution 3D models.
Featuring over 20 achievements as well as Game Center integration, Retina Display graphics (also on iPad!), four different weapons, infinite levels for hours of gameplay, Tapsteroids keeps player entertained for a good while.”

We’re big fans of the work UNAgames is doing, and for the outlay of absolutely nothing, we suggest any fans of the genre give Tapsteroids a whirl.

What have you got to lose?

  • Alastion

    Awww… I read the first line too fast and thought it was a 2 player co-op game… But I’ll try it anyway

  • ben gillam

    for a minute there i thought i was going nuts as i didnt see ipad version, it seems this isnt universal, but works on ipad when doubled, but because graphics are retina it still looks good, proper universal version to follow.

    see here

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?threadid=105791

  • mvd7793

    Where’s the iPad version? It’s not a universal app and I don’t see any other listings for Tapsteroids.

  • Gazmeist

    Weird – description still show “*** FREE TODAY ONLY ***” but the $0.99 price is still there. Did I miss the deal?

    • pumayim

      yeah same here, i hope i didnt miss it