PomPomGames recently published a sample video of their upcoming iPhone game port for Space Tripper. Space Tripper is an old PC side-scrolling shooter that was released in 2001 which was said to be inspired by Defender. Gametunnel describes the original PC version:

The concept is fairly simple. You control an advanced space craft that could be more of a hoover craft as it doesn't actually fly, it instead floats just above the ground. The ship is armed with two types of lasers. The blue laser is really your power blaster. The red is weaker, but it has a fairly wide range to it. You swap which weapons you are using by clicking a button on your joystick.
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The big key to the game actually lies in the ships ability to switch directions at a seconds notice. At the touch of the button, the ship will spin and flip around, allowing you to fire at those cowardly enemies sneaking up from behind!

PocketGamer says the iPhone version is not expected to arrive until "early next year."

  • Carlos-Sz

    It seems to feature really nice graphics and smooth gameplay and animations.

    I'll surely check this title next year!

  • Carlos-Sz

    It seems to feature really nice graphics and smooth gameplay and animations.

    I'll surely check this title next year!

  • Aaron

    This one will rock pretty damn hard. PomPom know their stuff and Space Tripper is one of their best games.

  • Aaron

    This one will rock pretty damn hard. PomPom know their stuff and Space Tripper is one of their best games.

  • http://macclan.net Nagromme

    I never bought the Mac version, but I did enjoy the demo:

    http://www.macgamefiles.com/detail.php?item=16265

    The 3D graphics make it stand out among side-scrolling shooters.

  • http://macclan.net Nagromme

    I never bought the Mac version, but I did enjoy the demo:

    http://www.macgamefiles.com/detail.php?item=16265

    The 3D graphics make it stand out among side-scrolling shooters.

  • indy

    I can't wait to play this one. Looks really polished and fun! I love these type space shooters.

  • indy

    I can't wait to play this one. Looks really polished and fun! I love these type space shooters.

  • boardopboy

    Now THAT is a game I can really get behind.

  • boardopboy

    Now THAT is a game I can really get behind.

  • Fat Phil

    That looks brilliant ... like a cross between Uridium and Xenon(1).

    • http://www.twitchfactor.com Twitchfactor

      Exactly!

  • Fat Phil

    That looks brilliant ... like a cross between Uridium and Xenon(1).

    • http://www.twitchfactor.com Twitchfactor

      Exactly!

  • http://wastedyuthe.wordpress.com/ Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    Yes the moment I saw this it took me back to Uridium. I remember playing that on the old ZX Spectrum and getting frustrated with all the buildings being the same colour as the floor so you couldn't see if you were about to crash into one. Ah, the good old days.
    This game looks great.

  • http://wastedyuthe.wordpress.com/ Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    Yes the moment I saw this it took me back to Uridium. I remember playing that on the old ZX Spectrum and getting frustrated with all the buildings being the same colour as the floor so you couldn't see if you were about to crash into one. Ah, the good old days.
    This game looks great.

  • Fokion

    The C64 was the platform of choice for Uridium ;-)

    Game looks nice and smooth.

  • Fokion

    The C64 was the platform of choice for Uridium ;-)

    Game looks nice and smooth.

  • Lazrhog

    Ahh yes. Andrew braybrook iirc. Damn iridium was brilliant. This game looks ace.

  • Lazrhog

    Ahh yes. Andrew braybrook iirc. Damn iridium was brilliant. This game looks ace.

  • http://www.connection.ca networkman

    This game rocks! Have it for my PC. A newer version called, "Astro Tripper" is on the PS3 and also the Xbox 360. I also believe it's hard to get the original game for the PC now. Astro Tripper is not yet released for the PC btw. FUN GAME. Be sure to get it for the iPhone when released. A good shump.

  • http://www.connection.ca networkman

    This game rocks! Have it for my PC. A newer version called, "Astro Tripper" is on the PS3 and also the Xbox 360. I also believe it's hard to get the original game for the PC now. Astro Tripper is not yet released for the PC btw. FUN GAME. Be sure to get it for the iPhone when released. A good shump.

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  • hmm

    Aside from the fact that this looks great and extremely promising,

    Anyone annoyed by the white flashing effect every time the ship gets hit?

  • hmm

    Aside from the fact that this looks great and extremely promising,

    Anyone annoyed by the white flashing effect every time the ship gets hit?

  • Fat Phil

    You're suggesting something named after a genetically hamstrung otter could be better than Uridium?

    (humour alert)

    I'll take giant guns toting space behemoths over green pastures myself...:p

  • Fat Phil

    You're suggesting something named after a genetically hamstrung otter could be better than Uridium?

    (humour alert)

    I'll take giant guns toting space behemoths over green pastures myself...:p

  • CrocStock

    Downloading the demo now, as for the iPhone version it looks absolutely stunning! I look forward to its release on both PS3 and iPod.

  • CrocStock

    Downloading the demo now, as for the iPhone version it looks absolutely stunning! I look forward to its release on both PS3 and iPod.

  • vicviper42

    I've played some of PomPom's other games on XBLA. They're really excellent. I hope this one is good.

  • vicviper42

    I've played some of PomPom's other games on XBLA. They're really excellent. I hope this one is good.

  • http://www.connection.ca networkman

    Any update news on the Space Tripper game for iphone ? It's now mid-April 2009 !!

  • http://www.connection.ca networkman

    Any update news on the Space Tripper game for iphone ? It's now mid-April 2009 !!

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  • http://www.twitchfactor.com Twitchfactor

    PomPom know their stuff and I always loved Space Tripper more than Mutant Storm. Glad to see them bringing it back. Day-1 purchase for me. Now, if I can just convince Team17 to port their new Alien Breed to iPhone... hmm...

  • http://www.twitchfactor.com Twitchfactor

    PomPom know their stuff and I always loved Space Tripper more than Mutant Storm. Glad to see them bringing it back. Day-1 purchase for me. Now, if I can just convince Team17 to port their new Alien Breed to iPhone... hmm...

  • Chorp

    It should come out within the next two or three months i guess.

    Check out the 'jet car stunts' interview,
    the True-Axis guys are handling the port and were quite busy with the racer until yesterday ;)

  • Chorp

    It should come out within the next two or three months i guess.

    Check out the 'jet car stunts' interview,
    the True-Axis guys are handling the port and were quite busy with the racer until yesterday ;)

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