Star Command Review

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Star Command is a game created by Star Command, LLC. It costs $2.99 and is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


Before going into this game you should know that it was originally funded through Kickstarter. The goal that the developers wanted was $20,000, but they ended up receiving $36,967 instead. This game is an indie with a strong community backing it up. You’ll definitely get the feeling of retro nostalgia when playing Star Command.

The objective of this game is to build up your ship and crew to conquer as much space as you can. You will be able to level up crew members, discover alien specifies, and battle other ships.

Your crew is made up of tactical, science, and engineering skillsets. Some crewmembers might be doctors while others might be engineers. Each crewmember has their own responsibility; whether it’s to battle aliens that have jumped onto your ship or to repair a breached hull.

Ships are highly customizable as well. You can choose from four different ship hulls to progressively build up. Rooms are built by trading in tokens, any you also need to assign crewmembers to each room.

The Good:

The retro graphics and music create an entertaining experience. You can tell that the indie developers who made Star Command put their creative efforts into creating a game that’s actually fun to play. One of the benefits of this indie game is that there are no in-app purchases. Once you buy the game you’ll never need to spend more money to advance further.

The Bad:

Star Command gameplay gets kind of repetitive after a few hours of gameplay. Your ship is almost impossible to destroy and the gameplay is unbalanced. You can simply put all of your crewmembers in the weapon room and defeat all your enemies. Not to mention that there is no open world exploration or missions.


This game is going to provide you with a lot of entertainment. For the first couple of hours… Although Star Command looks and plays great, it
won’t last for long. If you’re a fan of retro space shooters or like strategy games then $2.99 is a good investment for killing some time.

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