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Strap your HTC EVO down for a space dogfight in Silpheed Alternative


GungHo Online Entertainment has partnered with GAME ARTS to put the Silpheed franchise on the HTC EVO for the first time with Silpheed Alternative, a spiritual sequel to the sleeper hit Silpheed: The Lost Planet.

Amazing graphics, a pumping soundtrack with voiceover text, fast dogfighting combat, and ship customizations are just the tip of the iceberg here. Although my HTC EVO 4G cannot take advantage of this, you EVO 3D owners will love that this is one of the first games to feature Parallax 3D display support.

A revival of the shooter, Silpheed Alternative uses a behind-the-ship viewpoint as you take on an unknown threat at the edge of the galaxy that will lead you into the midst of an all-out interplanetary war in this highly polished and console worthy game.


Charged with piloting the most advanced fighter in the known galaxy, it is up to you to defend the mother planets. As you maneuver in combat using the on-screen controls, you can also control the ship using your phone's tilt sensors. After defeating the enemies and meeting mission objectives, you will be rewarded with the ability to upgrade to more powerful equipment and weapons in order to defeat the enemy onslaught.


Missions do vary in type from your standard "destroy everyone on screen" to protection of allied flagships or sniping the enemy flagship.

This is a large game and it requires an additional 150MB SD card installation, but with that comes stellar audio with a jamming soundtrack and voiceover not just on mission briefings but also allied radio chatter that updates you on the mission at hand live.


If you have never played an app by GAME ARTS then I say you need to jump on this, as rarely do you see a game with such polish and thought put into it, even on a console. I can easily say that Silpheed Alternative is better than most portable console games, and can even give the home consoles a run for their money.


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Bruce Eaton

Bruce Eaton is a former contributing editor at Good and EVO, which was merged into Pocketables in 2012.

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8 thoughts on “Strap your HTC EVO down for a space dogfight in Silpheed Alternative

  • Seeing those pictures remind me of the Starwars games on my psp.

    This is awesome!

  • Any chance we can get rid of the Asian font on-screen during the gameplay?

  • Where’s the 3D support. Doesn’t appear to be available on my EVO 3D.

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    I picked it up and have English subtitles. I have no idea how to turn on 3D though, people who have the Japanese version swear it’s there, so I wonder if it’s just not on the western release for some reason. I’m going to see if it’s possibly on an in-game menu I missed.

  • I picked this up but parallax support is not there at least not where visible, should you not really try a product before you review it… Or maybe we missed something.

  • As I stated in the review, ” Although my HTC EVO 4G cannot take advantage of this,….”

    I do not own a EVO 3D and reported the 3D support as listed by the developer.

    I apologize that they might have lied to you EVO 3D users.

  • Bruce my apologies on regards of previous post. It was just outta frustration from trying to find a way to enable it. But your review did convince me to buy the game so thanks as I did not know this was out there. Maybe they’ll add the feature later if not is no big deal I believe the game looks good enough as is.

  • Glad you found it useful and thought it was a good enough review to buy the game. I think its awesome, I just personally don’t have an EVO 3D so sometimes when a Dev says “it has X” there really is little reason not to believe it.


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