Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter

App review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Clever, fun "Galaga" clone has multiplayer, little else.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Spam chat

Hi all. I am not a parent; however, I have been using this app game. The chat tends to be full of spam. There is no way to disable it, and there are not moderators. I have contacted the developers through the menu options and feedback. I have requested and offered to be a moderator on there, seeing as I have experience moderating both forums and chatrooms. This seems to have fallen on deaf ears, so to speak. In the chat, there is much spam and swearing and other adult-related chatting. As a new user, trying to interact is not always easy. It is much harder when you have opposing views about things - namely religion and politics, of course. Those long-time users of the app and chat all gang-up on others, so new ones can't get any footing hardly at all nor share their opposing views. Some of the users also have multiple accounts, so they pretend to be different users but actually are the same person, so trying to reply to each of them makes you reply too much; therefore, the chat slows you down, like flood-control (which some on there call timing you out, which technically is not what it is). This flood control (i.e. to stop you flooding the chat with repeated messages) increases to as much as 200+ seconds, possibly more; so if they are still ganging-up on you, you cannot reply, and they are being trolls and attacking you. Part of the spam and flooding involves "booming" - a long message full of empty space (but not spaces, somehow) which fills up the chat screen, usually with the word "boom" in it. I personally have also gone as far as sharing the link to a forum which I created before being on there, for chat/debate (rpcdebateforum.freeforums.net) while the spamming and flooding has been happening, but no-one seems to care. I am confused as to why they prefer to be on an unmoderated chat which is full of spam, flooding, attacking, bullying and things - where Children may very well be present - instead of a moderated platform for chatting. It is not decent. The game is OK (in my opinion), but the chat tends to not be OK.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
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age 9+

Great game, sneaky strategies to make you pay

This used to be a great game about 2 years ago. Now, since the last year or so, the developers seem focussed on only making players pay. They use unfair and sneaky tactics to slant the game play in favor of paying players, by not calling out fair victories, putting additional challenges in the PVP mode for non-paying players and generally creating a game play that 'suggests' that you pay out of sheer frustration. Recently, they have started erasing progress via an alert that pops up multiple times a day saying 'Data is synced with this device, restart to proceed'. This erases all progress from the last save. They also block you from saving gameplay on Google via a pop-up that says 'Connection error occured! Please try again later'. This pops up 30-40 times in a row, regardless of great broadband or wifi. Wouldn't let you post critiques on Facebook page and will not respond or reinstate your losses, when you communicate on FB messenger. Getting disgusted. Google should intervene.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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