Indie Dev Spotlight: Cherry Star Asteroid Smasher

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In today’s indie spotlight, we take a look at Cherry Star Asteroid Smasher, a sidescrolling action game from Mexican developer Mars Studios. This mobile title takes inspiration from old-school video games and combines it with aesthetic of anime from the end of the twentieth century to create a look and feel all its own. Within this nostalgic world, players then take the role of psychic spacewomen Cherry Star and must use her psychic powers to defeat the evil entity ZEA and save the universe.

For a closer look, gander down below at a list of the game’s features straight from Mars Studios:

• An epic story narrated as comic.
• Fight against hundreds of alien invaders through different space stages.
• Make quick touches on the screen to destroy with ZEA all your enemies and move Cherry to strategic places so she’s not hurt by the enemy attacks.
• Use the energy field of Cherry to protect her, use it wisely.
• Use Cherry’s superpower, an attack certain to succeed and defeat all the enemies on your way.
• Fight against robots and enemy ships, Dodge comets and asteroid fragments so to confront the final boss at the end of each level.
• But be careful! Avoid the long distance attacks of the final boss.
• Enjoy the quick and dynamic strategic gameplay.
• Awesome music and SFX.
• Discover the unbelievable pixel art graphics, textures, particle system, enemies and AI.

We’ll have a proper review of this intriguing title sometime in the future, but you can form a verdict of your own right now by downloading Cherry Star on the Google Play now.

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Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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