Ever wanted to fly to the moon? Into Space 2 gives you the option to pick your parts and shoot for the stars.
On your journey heavenward you can steer your ship and pick up upgrades along the way such as cash, gas, and repairs. Along the way, however, planes and helicopters fly across the screen, forcing you to dodge them or lose health. This steering encompasses the majority of the game, but not all of it.
With the cash awarded for reaching checkpoints in flight you can buy new parts for you makeshift spaceship. A healthy mix of parts gives plenty of opportunities to create a spaceship suited to your needs. This comes in handy during missions, in which you must accomplish a certain task, if you choose to take on the mission. You’ll want to take them on frequently though because they reward you with cash and new parts to buy.
If you crave something more substantial than buying new parts, you can upgrade your rocket’s overall performance by upgrading fuel, boosters, or a host of other goodies. These improvements sport numerous levels and are present in each flight, despite the equipment you use.
The game can be played one handed using only the keyboard during flight sessions and the mouse to navigate the menus. During flight a good level of precision is required to navigate through the booster gates, as well as avoiding obstacles. The game is playable without sound and uses symbols along with colors to denote things.
The speed gauge has two bars, one green and one red, although they are both different sizes making it easy to distinguish between them. Additionally, the game uses red and green to denote increased stats or decreased stats when purchasing different parts, although there are symbols as well including plus and minus signs. Additionally, Into Space 2 might be a little too fast paced for some gamers as well.
So what are you waiting for? Build your spaceship, but remember; to reach the moon, aim for the stars.