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Syder Arcade for Android: A spaceship shooter with a twist (pictures)

Syder Arcade adds a multidirectional twist to the classic side-scrolling spaceship game genre.

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Showroom floor

At the start of the game, you can pick from three different ships, each with its own unique properties.
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Not a walk in the park

Campaign mode has six different levels, all of which are very tough to master.
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Controls

Syder's controls are smooth and responsive.
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In this particularly tough mission, your job is to protect the larger ship from enemy fire, and escort it to the end of the level.
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Mission: Impossible

In Survival mode, your job is to stay alive as long as possible. Notice the timer at the top right of the screen.
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They're everywhere!

As you can see in the radar on the top of the screen, enemies come from all sides. You can use the flip button to toggle between firing to the left and to the right.
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Prebriefing

Instructions between stages are not helpful and can be completely ignored. Trust us.
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Cut-scenes

This cut-scene shows off some of Syder's impressive graphics.

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