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Top 5 Android Space Combat Games

Best ways to conquer the Final Frontier on Android

Whatever you choose to call it - the Final Frontier, the Undiscovered Country, the Big Black Thing Where E.T. Lives - space is a fascinating place.

That dark, majestic expanse which extends far beyond our feeble visual capacity has been the subject of endless scientific analysis, potent philosophical discussion, and numerous works of fiction.

It has also been the focus of many of our oldest and best-loved video games, mostly because it's cool to shoot aliens with lasers. With that frivolous thought in mind, we bring you the Top 5 Android space combat games.

Charge up your ion cannons and set phasers to 'fun', 'cause we're about to jump to warp speed. Engage!

One of the all-time classic side-scrolling shooters has found its way onto Google's mobile platform, and we at Qi couldn't be happier. This natty conversion by the guys at DotEmu provides us with all the retro thrills of the original, while still offering alternative control options for the touchscreen generation.
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8.2
In a clear nod to the pixellated space shooters which used to jostle for position in '80s arcades, Hexage's vertical scroller is brimming with laser-powered charm and neon charisma. Blast your way into the past with over 100 levels of unadulterated arcade excess. Insert coin here.
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7.9
This clever space-based title has you defending earth from spaceships and asteroids with a unique gesture-controlled arsenal. Different flicks, swipes, and taps launch different weapons, meaning that there's only you and your finger between a glorious human victory and the total annihilation of your homeworld. No pressure.
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7.8
In this tower defence title, you fight a zero-gravity war with intergalactic consequences. Power up your space station by mining nearby asteroids, and ensure greedy alien aggressors don't get their tentacles on your resources. The human race is counting on you. Sort of.
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7.8
This interesting spin on the RTS genre puts you in charge of your own interstellar fleet. Keep wave after wave of extraterrestrial craft at bay with nothing but a cool head and a well-conceived battle plan. Dancing Cat Development's experience isn't a completely flawless one, but an intuitive UI makes the darkness of the void a pleasure to explore.
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5.8
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