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Space Pioneer

Dec 6, 2019 - Nintendo Switch

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70 / 100
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6 / 10
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5 / 10
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Space Pioneer | Gameplay Trailer | Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Space Pioneer | Gameplay Trailer | Nintendo Switch

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Critic Reviews for Space Pioneer

If you’re seeking out a little scif-fi arcade action, definitely check out Space Pioneer.

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There’s a lot of potential within Space Pioneer that is unfortunately largely squandered by its repetitive nature.

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Space Pioneer lands on the Nintendo Switch after its mobile debut and while its simple, intuitive and accessible gameplay are an asset, the game's feeling of repetitiveness and lack of sense of purpose makes it a rather lacklustre effort. Space Pioneer's local multiplayer turns out to be its most valuable component, welcoming players of all kinds without any time barriers.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Space Pioneer offers an addictive arcade experience that feels incomplete. Although the upgrade system is surprisingly deep, the rest of the game suffers from being too shallow to set itself apart from the pack. As far as isometric, twin-stick shooters go, this one is just okay.

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At £8.99, it's not asking for much money, but it's certainly asking for too much of a player's time with the excessive and repetitive grinding.

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When you think of a twin-stick shooter, you probably picture something exactly like Space Pioneer. It's solid yet typical of the genre.

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Space Pioneer is a twin stick shooter that has made its journey from smartphones to consoles properly. Lovers of the genre will find frantic action in abundance and a complete system of improvements and skills that will delight the player while kill the enemy hordes. He has lacked a bit of ambition in the audiovisual section, but it is worth giving it a try.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Space Pioneer is another very addictive Nintendo Switch title which originated as a Free-to-Play Mobile game. The game has been fully adapted to the hybrid console, removing all the microtransactions, rebalancing the rewards and combat difficulty, adjusting the UI into something much more pleasing, and implementing dual-stick controls with the physical Joycons. Although there isn’t that much variety or diversity with the enemies and planets, the gameplay shakes things up with multiple quests, missions, and trophies, as well as requiring strategic thinking around what weapons, gear, and armour to use. Whether playing on your own or with friends or family locally, if you’re looking for a game you can play in short-bursts then Space Pioneer will certainly keep you entertained.

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