MACE is a classic space shoot ’em up, inspired by the legendary Amiga games of this genre. Handdrawn 2D graphics in HD resolutions, parallax scrolling, explosion effects and optimized games mechanics, combined with the proven gameplay are transporting the “Spirit of Amiga” in today’s age. The MACE, or the Military Alliance of Common Earth, was founded after the first alien invasion of Earth in 2054. MACE is the center of a new order and alliance of all inhabitants of the earth to fight aliens and to defend life on the planet by any military means. During heavy fighting rampaging on the ground, the inhabitants of our planet defend themselves against the invasion of aliens. In order to gain a tactical advantage, the cosmogists are trying to build new land bases for their ships. MACE units are meant to prevent this. A group of specially trained earth-based pilots for the control of their ships heroically fights with large ships of mothers as well as smaller enemy troops, which once more exceeds our space. The playability of MACE is probably the biggest advantage of the game. With amazing good looking levels offering a beautifully refined parallax effect, being bombarded by flares, explosions, streaks and other cool light effects, MACE surely looks amazing and all this suited to FullHD resolution. (best played on AmigaOne X1000, X5000/20 or upcoming A1222) The first of the worlds is the most typical intergalactic environment, with beautiful blue backgrounds, red-hot asteroid swarms, and numerous hosts of well-executed opponents styled for typical military vehicles from science fiction movies. The second world is definitely more green and aliens look like flora and fauna. The last world is again the landscapes and enemies more suited to space. Initially we have to fight with a modestly equipped fighter and three bombs in stock. Over time, our weapons will change (gun, plasma, sonic, laser, magma) . In addition,  we will come across bonuses in the form of protective shield, self-guided missiles. Other bonuses are complementary to the energy bar, extra life, or additional bombs. Opponents are varied and vary depending on the world we are going through. There are 3 worlds, and at the end of each one you will have to fight a boss alien , which is obviously the most dangerous challenge. The game comes with  5 nice soundtracks creating extra atmosphere and tension. Try the free game demo here before you buy.

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