Conclusion: Space Ark is a decent kids game, and it will probably hold the attention of an adult for a good couple of hours, but eventually the repetition begins to grate, and staring into the hypnotic disney-eyes of the Arkonauts becomes slightly disturbing as you begin to wonder whether they can see into your soul. Fun, but best not played late at night after a few drinks, else you may develop a phobia of anything with eyeballs bigger than its hands.
Summary: " Space Ark " is a fun little diversion. There’s a nice amount of content, bright visuals, and the game is good for both adults and kids. The lack of online play is pretty annoying, but apart from that, there are no major flaws- but at the same time, no matter what additions have been made, it’s hard to get too excited about an Arkanoid clone.
Excerpt: For one of the oldest and most oversaturated genres out there it’s interesting that puzzle games seem almost immune to accusations of plagiarism. After all, almost every game of this type today openly takes many of its core mechanics from the progenitor of videogame addiction: Tetris . Space Ark , Strawdog Studios’ latest contribution to the genre, is no different.
Excerpt: It’s such a shame that more games can’t be included in Microsoft’s ‘Summer of Arcade’ campaign, because the ones that do usually don’t need the publicity. The ones that don’t – case in point: Space Ark – are left outside with the rest of the riff-raff, fighting it out for the attention of the masses.
Conclusion: How would you go about repopulating a planet? Correct, you would bounce some cute anime-eyed animals up and down on a trampoline so they can collect coloured gems and large pieces of fruit.
Conclusion: Space Ark is certainly worth your time and shouldn’t be overlooked. But just like Peggle when it was first released, it probably will be. Which is a real shame. Is it worth the 800 points? Possibly not, but if you buy one Arcade game this month, Space Ark should somewhere your list.
Pros: Has that ‘one more go’ appeal. Colourful and fun.
Cons: Not for everyone. Animals look weird. Tries to be too much at once.