Published on June 26th, 2014 | by Patrick Garde0
Galcon Legends Review
Galcon Legends is a real-time strategy game developed by Phil Hassey of Hassey Enterprises. This Android game has easy to understand rules and has an exciting, fast-paced type of gameplay.
Just like the original Galcon, Galcon Legends offers the same gameplay mechanics. You can see on the playing field different number of planets to conquer, every one contains a number which represents the number of ships defending the planet. Anyone can simply pick up and play this game as you just have to drag from your planet to your opponent’s planet to try and conquer the same. Your mission is to seize control of the universe before your enemy does. It’s all carried out by merely dragging your finger between planets to send units through space. You can also control how much percentage of your units is going to be sent to other planets. Choose from 25%, 50%, 75% or you have the option to send all your spacecraft. With a tap on the screen, you are able to select a planet. Tap on enemy’s planet and your units will go in that direction. Double tap on any of your planets and you will be able to select all of the planets under your control.
The game has a fair number of levels and it also has an interesting progression system where you have access to increasingly difficult levels (10 levels to be exact). The easier difficulty setting will give casual players a fighting chance while the harder difficulty setting will give veterans players some kind of challenge. Think it’s hard? Check out the tips in-game before each stage to give you an idea on which approach would work best. Visually, it’s also straightforward. Your troops, as well as your enemies, are illustrated by brightly colored triangles.
If you liked the original, Galcon Legends will be a good refresher. Luckily, I got this game via Humble Bundle. It’s currently priced at $4.99 on Google Play. This new game in the series is not ground-breaking by any means but it’s still a fun way to strategize on your Android device. Even though it may not play as good as the original and there is no multiplayer option, it’s still a must-buy if you’re looking for a new challenge as this minimalist strategy game can stand on its own. Its unique gameplay and intuitive touch screen interface will satisfy your craving for a good RTS.
Summary: Galcon Legends is a clear-cut, fast-paced real-time strategy game with some treats. This Android game may not be a classic but it’s still enjoyable up to this day even though some might consider it is priced at a premium ($4.99).