Well, isn’t this a neat mini surprise? As is often the case with the Minis, I was content to let Velocity slip through my net. Let’s face it, there isn’t a shortage of them and most aren’t worth more than a fleeting glance. However, Velocity has received some rave reviews and some much wiser people than me have highly recommended it, so I thought, “Why not?”
Don’t be deceived by the screenshots; Velocity isn’t your standard retro space shooter. It may have all the hallmarks of one, with its top down view and familiar mechanics (you do fly a ship through a vertically scrolling map, shooting space ships and objects, hoping to reach the other end unscathed), but developer FuturLab has approached this very old genre with some fresh ideas.