Sine Mora may disarm you with its charming, animated movie style looks, yet beneath its visual beauty rests a beast of challengingly addictive gameplay. Don't worry, though. This classic style side scrolling shoot ‘em up teases you into its action with a Prologue teaching you the basics - then it's up to you to survive...
The first thing you'll notice is that there's no energy bar for the plane you're controlling. Sine Mora uses a different way to gauge damage - time. When you start a stage, a timer begins to count down. Every hit, bump or scrape you take reduces the timer further, while each foe you destroy gives you more time. If the clock reaches zero, your ship is instantly destroyed. The only way to stay alive is to get into the thick of the action, performing daring escapes with pixel perfect manoeuvres and pushing your reaction speed - and thumbs - to their limit.
To help you out, upgrades are available to boost your main weapon, while sub weapons are even more powerful but limited in number. Power-up capsules allow you to use a variety of special abilities for a short period of time. From slowing down the action to repelling bullets, these capsules will save your skin in tight situations, so use them wisely. Beware - if you're hit by an enemy, all of your upgrades, sub weapons and power-ups will spill out of your plane. Don't panic, calmly dodge the remaining bullets and pick them back up.
With its challenging skill levels, score based ranking system, online leader boards and unlockable paint jobs, pilots and weapons, Sine Mora is a powerfully compelling blaster. It encourages and rewards multiple plays, so each time you come against its giant mechanical spiders, massive wrecking balls and mechanical octopus style ships, you'll learn something new and become better at the game. Just remember, there's no place to hide - so jump in and get blasting.