As everyone knows, the escape is the coolest part of a heist.
Space Heist is all about flying fast and staying alive. In this hyper-casual game from Upstairs Studio, you race through a 12-sided tunnel in a luminescent spacecraft at irresponsible speeds.
This tunnel consists of two different surfaces: one that is the same color as your ship and one that is not. If you slide on a road of the same color, you will lose speed. If you lose too much speed, you’ll explode.
By sticking to the opposite color, you can increase speed, earn points and stay alive. To keep your run going, you’ll need to tap the left and right sides of the screen to send yourself to the safe parts away.
Sounds easy, right? Well, it isn’t, because there’s another danger in your way. At many points in the tunnel you will encounter walls made of blocks. Some are the same color as your ship, and if you bump into them, you lose a life. Lose too much and you’re done.
Fortunately, there is help in the form of two power-ups. Speed boosts allow you to fly on any surface for a (very) short time without penalty. The blast gun lets you change the color of the block you’re rushing towards.
You can pick up power-ups during your run, but they are scarce, so you need to think carefully about when to deploy them. Plus, you can save for a super-powered version of both powerups by maximizing your reserves. Power-up tactics are paramount.
Your reward for a good run is a lot of points that you can spend on various in-game items in the store. New ships are offered, as well as new color themes and extra lives, so you can collect even more points next time.
Oh, and there’s a leaderboard to dominate.