Right from its day one, the video game charts have always been dominated by action/war games. This is the genre that has gifted us so many ground breaking games like ‘Doom’ that made us change the way we look at video games. And probably because of these games, this genre has always enjoyed the exulted admiration of thousands of ardent cult followers with the number still increasing exponentially. For all who cherishes the thrills and the adrenaline rush obtained from an all-out action packed game, here comes another outstanding gift called Battle in the sky.
The game is staged around the theme of an alien invasion that leaves the world devastated with waves of destruction and chaos. The human race is on the verge of a total annihilation and the world looks desperately at you- one of the few that survived the initial attack. Yes, you are their only hope left. To accomplish the task, you need to battle your way through four different areas, finally reaching high above AREA 51 where you will be all up against the leader of the evil alien race in his powerful spaceship equipped with all kinds of advanced alien technology. Each area that you battle through has 4 huge and unique levels. Plus, at the end of each area, there is a bonus stage where you need to fly your aircraft through an asteroid field. The bonus stages can be very rewarding at times. A few of the asteroids when shot at, will explode and release power up capsules on touching whom you would get your aircraft some awesome powers. According to your need, you can increase the difficulty levels as well. The incredible music scores add an extra dimension to the overall gaming experience. It supports both keyboard and joystick.
All in all, an outstanding game and if you are one of those, who thrives on high velocity action games, Battle in the sky will certainly not disappoint you. Thus, it receives a rating of four points for its impressive performance.