Big Sky Infinity puts you in the cockpit of a tiny craft and lets you loose on a lawless sector of space crawling with laser-toting enemies. Your job is to destroy the bad guys before you get blown to bits yourself – and your ship packs some seriously wild weaponry to aid you in your endeavours.
Swooping, soaring alien invaders aren’t the only hazard, however: space is a dangerous place, and all kinds of environmental obstacles threaten to send you spinning to your doom. You’ll have to master all the tools at your disposal – including a protective force field and a nifty drill bit that allows your craft to burrow through entire planets – if you want to weather the asteroid storms and return to base in one piece.
Another handy feature is the ability to upgrade your craft, strengthening its armour and increasing its firepower to enable insane new levels of destruction. Enhancements are purchased using starbits strewn throughout the various stages, and collecting them is vital if you want to overcome the growing numbers of frenzied enemies that appear as the action unfolds.
In fact, this is one of the best things about Big Sky Infinity – the deeper you penetrate into the cosmic chaos, the greater and more adrenaline-fuelled the challenges you’ll face. What’s more, you’ll never experience the same stage twice, as enemies and environments are randomly generated every time you play – whether you’re playing the main arcade mode or sampling the fast-paced pleasures of a Boss Rush. It’s an inspired twist, and means the action never feels less than fantastically fresh and exciting.