Animoca Brands has today announced the launch of two new mobile games in its Astro Boy series, based on the popular anima and manga icon from Osamu Tezuka. The first, Astro Boy Flight, is an “endless flyer,” while Astro Boy Siege: Alien Attack is a strategy defense game.
In Astro Boy Flight, players help Astro Boy save the planet, which is being attacked by mechs. In each run, players drag their finger across the screen to control Astro Boy’s location as he flies. There are no set lanes, so players have free movement (including vertical movement) available to avoid oncoming enemies, rockets and other obstacles.
Astro Boy shoots his weapon(s) automatically, and players can collect coins from fallen enemies. If players last long enough, boss characters may appear, which reward players with even greater rewards if defeated. Power-ups may also appear from fallen enemies, like a magnet field, a double-score boost and more.
In between stages, players can spend their currency on upgrades for Astro Boy’s weapons, or assistant bots that fly alongside Astro Boy, unlocking special perks. One may fire its own weapon, for instance, while another helps collect coins players might otherwise miss.Meanwhile, Astro Boy Siege: Alien Attack allows players to save the planet from an alien invader. In each level, players defend an object at the side of the screen by moving left and right on a path and attacking enemies. Astro Boy attacks with ranged or melee attacks automatically, and players receive coins and collectibles from fallen enemies.
Over time, players unlock helper robots and skills that can be used to defeat large groups of enemies. Robots will walk across the screen, automatically attacking any enemies in their path, while other powers can be manually activated by the player. These particular skills have cooldown timers, while robots can only be summoned in limited quantities before being repaired.
In between stages, any collectibles can be poured into Astro Boy, his skills, or his helper robots to make them stronger or to repair them (where applicable). This might increase the attack power of a particular skill, or increase the power of a helper robot, as examples.
Astro Boy Flight is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and is coming soon to Google Play. Astro Boy Siege: Alien Attack is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.