It may promise to be a serious game about astrophysics, one that spouts on about having no weapons or killings, but the comic setting and the fact that utterly horrible accidents may occur, still means that Adios Amigos could well be a hugely fun experience. And besides, astrophysics IS fun!

Adios Amigos has now arrived on Xbox One, attempting to draw in gamers who have friends and family to hand as they work together to do whatever takes their fancy. See, as long as it happens within the confines of the simulation experience that is delivered, then you’ll be left to your own devices. That may mean you wish to drag a giant mushroom around the sun, or fly headlong towards the big bright star in the sky and melt your ship. Or you could even just jump from your ship and take your chances in a asteroid field. The choices are yours but as long as you are having fun, that is all that Adios Amigos worries about.

There are proper objectives too though and taking in the 3 campaigns either alone, with friends or with family or all ages, will see you making the most of Adios Amigos. Procedurally generated solar systems, a rookie mode for the youngsters (or just the rubbish gamers) and a funky soundtrack are just a few of the elements which come together to ensure this is a game worth taking in. the fact that it also delivers a detailed physical simulation of entire solar systems including gravity, temperature, and atmosphere, is just a little bit of icing on the galactic cake.

Our review is on its way, so keep an eye out for it. If you’re tempted by what Adios Amigos has to offer though, then the Xbox Store will let you in for £15.99.

Game Description:

Team up with your friends & family and explore the peculiar universe of ADIOS Amigos. A game with serious astrophysics in a comic setting for 1-4 players. The Cosmic Clockwork In ADIOS Amigos, just like in real life, everything moves: We are all part of a big cosmic clockwork. It’s going on above your head as you walk the planet surface. Night becomes day as planets orbit the sun. Hundreds of asteroids with their own trajectory. We even simulate temperature and atmospheric resistance, and there is no cheating involved. The player is free to do anything within the confines of the simulation. You can… • …spontaneously exit the ship inside a busy asteroid field! • …fly to the sun and melt your ship! • …tow a giant mushroom and put it in orbit around the sun! • …ride a sofa into a black hole! Only your failures and imagination set the limits! Rookie Mode With Rookie mode it is possible for players of different skill levels to play together. Parents can play with their young children. Or gamers can play with their less talented parents and siblings. We want the whole family to be able to play ADIOS Amigos together. Rookie mode makes the controls easier and stops the player from doing obviously dangerous things. Features • Local co-op multiplayer for 1-4 players. • Dynamic split screen keeps the screen estate to a maximum for all four players. • Three campaigns that can be played cooperatively or single player. • Rookie mode for young children or inexperienced gamers. • Procedurally generated solar systems filled with planets, space-stations, aliens and artifacts. • Detailed physical simulation of entire solar systems including gravity, temperature, and atmosphere. • Funky soundtrack. With saxophone solos! • No weapons or killing (horrible accidents may occur).

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