Wingstar is a relatively obscure vertical shooter from InterActive Vision, a small Denmark-based developer of action and flight sims with roots in the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. The plot in this sci-fi shooter is straightforward: sentenced for crimes against the empire, you are forced to become its frontline planet-conquering warrior.
Wingstar plays like dozens of other shooters that we are all familiar with. Shoot everything in sight, upgrade to new weapons, kill the big bad boss to go to the next level, etc. While definitely not the classic that Raptor or Tyrian was, Wingstar stands above the average shooter with over fifty weapons, excellent sounds and music, and outstanding ship and background designs, down to little insignia details on enemy ships. With five skill levels, Wingstar should keep every shooter fan glued to the screen for hours on end. Thumbs up!Reviewed by: Underdogs