Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cosmo's Space Race!

Over the past 1.5 years, I've written several posts about the "Archie: Riverdale Rescue" iOS gaming app. Every so often, they do an update to the game and I'm treated to a few new scenarios. I learned of a new Archie Comics-related game on iTunes earlier this week. It's not anything that's terribly involved like "Riverdale Rescue," but it worth checking out if you enjoy simple gaming apps.

I'm talking about "Cosmo's Space Race." "Cosmo's Space Race" features Cosmo the Merry Martian, an alien character that Archie Comics published back in the 1950s. He had an eight-issue series and has made a handful of appearances over the past decade. Plus, he's one of Fernando Ruiz's favorite characters. So it's not uncommon for Cosmo Easter Eggs to appear in stories drawn by Ruiz.

As I noted before, "Cosmo's Space Race" is pretty simple, especially when compared to "Riverdale Rescue." You fly around in Cosmo's space ship and shoot lasers a robot drones and asteroids. You earn points for each item that you destroy. But it's difficult to move your ship quickly and your game will end with fiery results if any of those items collide with you.


Periodically, a star will fall from the sky with the rest of the debrie. You are encouraged to touch the stars. If you are successful and manage to touch one of the stars, your space ship's gun will switch briefly to rapid-fire mode, which will allow you to shoot more asteroids and drones and increase your points.


Otherwise, there's not much more to "Cosmo's Space Race." But it's a fun little game and it's free, so why not download the app and try it out for yourself?

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