Hopeless: Space Shooting Review

The gang from Upopa Games is back with another entry in the Hopeless series, called Hopeless: Space Shooting. The inaugural effort, Hopeless: The Dark Cave, was a tremendously entertaining experience that featured engaging, accessible gameplay for all skill levels. We were big fans, and we highly recommend that any newcomers to the series check out our previous review for some added context.

While Hopeless: Space Shooting shares the same great gameplay, it doesn’t feel like enough new content has been added to consider this entry much more than an entertaining re-skin. Bonus points for an amazing game trailer that will probably give you a photosensitive seizure.

What’s New:

Multi-Touch shooting allows you to blast space monsters as fast as your little yellow marshmallows can squeeze the trigger.

The game comes with two modes: The traditional Arcade Mode which challenges you to rack up as many points as possible, and the fast paced Survival Mode, which challenges you to hold out as long as you can against increasingly difficult waves of space monsters.

A new, mask wearing monster variant has also been added, requiring two shots to kill, and giving you even less time to save your squishy comrades.

Super sweet space lasers!

What’s The Same:

The adorably terrified blobs are back for more punishment, and to prove that in space, no one can hear you get eaten by ravenous monsters.

What Doesn’t Work:

The eerie “oh crap, what was that” atmospheric sounds have been replaced by an upbeat soundtrack that takes away from the “hopeless” vibe that worked so well in the original game.

Hopeless: Space Shooting Gameplay

Hopeless: Space Shooting is available on iOS and Android now.

For those of you who loved the original entry, Hopeless: The Dark Cave, you’ll enjoy more trigger happy blasting with Hopeless: Space Shooting, but don’t expect much in the way of groundbreaking gameplay changes.

For those of you who missed out on the original: A- it’s FREE in the App Store/on Google Play, so stop sitting there and download it. B- This new entry is an entertaining entry in its own right, and one that you can easily jump into without having played the original.


Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

What does this score mean?

This game was reviewed using a copy provided by the developer for that purpose.


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Author:Mike Waterston

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