Described as a blend of Star Fox and Wing Commander, Ace Ferrara and The Dino Menace is a mission-based combat sim with an oddball twist. The story takes place in the depths of unknown solar systems, where players take control of Ace Ferrara, a red head military cadet who has been asked to complete a very important task: Escort 3.2 tons of coffee through the Galapagos system. Unfortunately, two wicked dinosaurs with serious chips on their shoulders are there to foil Ace’s plan. Fed up at the entire human race for exiling their kind for millions of years, they have decided that now is the best time to revolt, return to the Earth, and establish their tyrannical reign. (Tyranno-rannical? There’s a T-Rex pun here somewhere…)
Ace Ferrara has been published by BulkyPix, but the game’s production and development-code, graphics, music and narrative have all been orchestrated by Philipp Seifried, a Vienna based game developer. The game is organized into missions with varying objectives, and features basic flight tutorials for the ‘Sparrow,’ a tiny space flyer that must hone in on targets called ‘waypoints.’ Oozing charm and witty humor, Ace Ferrara’s quirky characters reside in an 80s cartoon universe that is filled with boppy, cheerful tunes, and the urging sense that space is the final frontier between humans and velociraptors.
Keen on some dino-blasting epicness? Try your hand at Ace Ferrara and the Dino Menace today from the App Store or the Google Play Store. For the latest on the game, be sure to follow Philipp Seifried on Twitter.