Vault Assault is a game based on the old arcade game Space Zap. You are stationed in a vault in the center of the screen, and must protect your base from an onslaught of enemy ships coming at you from four different sides. As the game progresses, the difficulty increases. How long can you survive?
|Number of Players||1|
|Label Design||Dale Crum|
The big flaw is that there is only a single game mode and even though it is fast, it can get somewhat monotonous. Still, 4/5 for a very solid effort (and an efficient price!)
Although Vault Assault is a pretty faithful port of Space Zap, it is missing one crucial element - the Attack Satellite that circles your station and attempts to crash into you periodically. The Attack Satellite helped to break up Space Zap into rounds, and gave the player something different to shoot at once in awhile. Vault Assault really would have benefited from this, because there is no break between rounds, and nothing different to shoot at. Just the same four enemies, over and over. Vault Assault is well done as far as it goes, with decent graphics and sound and a great "twitch" play mechanic. It's a good game for a quick action gaming fix now and then, but there's just not enough variety in gameplay or additional game options to hold your attention for very long.