Spaceteam is a decidedly unique local multiplayer game. Players gather together with their iPads and iPhones and connect over either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. They’re then presented with ridiculously-labeled spaceship consoles with all manner of sliders, knobs, switches, and buttons. Each player then has a message flashing telling them which control needs to be tweaked in order to save their ship from exploding. The thing is, that control could be on anybody’s device, so what ends up happening is everybody starts barking ludicrous orders at one another with straight-faced urgency. Random events can have players in a panic trying to wipe goop off their controls, or shaking their devices to avoid an incoming asteroid.
Two to four players are able to hop in. With a $4.99 in-app purchase, players can unlock a challenge mode, Game Center Achievements, new symbols, new ships, and new outfits. Players that backed the Spaceteam Admiral’s Club Kickstarter campaign can also manually tweak the game difficulty, introduce custom words to their controls, and manually pick costumes rather than simply take whatever random outfit is provided when the game starts.
Spaceteam will be one of the most fun party games you play, and thanks to cross-platform compatibility even your Android-toting friends can join in.