Space Escape is an extremely challenging and addicting spaceship flying simulation game where you have to navigate a difficult-to-handle spacecraft through a series of maze-like levels. Back in the heyday of the space race, people thought flying Apollo 13 was challenging, but navigating your shuttle safely through outer space in Space Escape is even tougher!
The controls of your hi-tech ship are extremely sensitive. Just a very slight nudge on the throttle sends it shooting in that direction. Piloting this machine is strictly a job for slick and professional space pilots. The question is: are you up to the task? If you complete this challenge, NASA could very well have a new future superstar to call on! Dodge and weave your way through obstacle-laden mazes which feature moving objects, spinning saucers, dangerous missiles, and more. Can you escape with your spaceship in one piece? Ok Master Space Pilot, it’s time for lift off. Godspeed!
How to Play: In each level, your goal is to reach the square yellow Exit Portal at the end of a narrow maze-type pathway. Your path to this Portal is blocked by an increasing number of static and moving obstacles. These include slowly-moving blockades, rotating buzz-saws, perilous missile-launchers, and more. If you crash off any of these obstacles or the sides of the game screen, your spaceship explodes, and you lose a life.
Use the Arrow Keys on your computer keyboard to maneuver your spaceship. The controls are particularly sensitive, so just lightly tap on the Arrows to propel the ship toward the Portal. Collect cool Power-ups along the way to increase the speed and control of your ship. Score extra bonus points for completing each level in as fast a time as possible. You start off with three spare lives in the top left corner of the game screen. If you lose all of your lives, you have to start again all the way back at Level 1. TIP: Make use of your brakes by hitting the Down Arrow as often as possible. This avoids needless crashes, conserving lives and ensuring you progress further in the game.