Space Impact was Shoot them up type video game developed and published for use on Nokia phones including Nokia 3310, Nokia 3320, Nokia 3330, Nokia 3350, Nokia 3360, Nokia 3390, Nokia 3410, Nokia 3610. It was usually paired with a version of snake.
Use your weapons to survive attacks.Use:
- Keys 8 and 0 to move up and down
- Use the # key to move forwards and the * key to move backwards.
- Use keys 1 and 3 to fire the laser beams.
- Keys 4 and 6 to fire the special weapons (there are three weapons: bombs, rockets, and long-range lasers)
On the Nokia 3410 the player was able to hold down the fire button for rapid fire. This could not be achieved on earlier version such as the Nokia 3310.
The player has the ability to freely move horizontally and vertically (with a few exceptions on some platform-like levels in Space Impact 2) but can not increase the speed of the screen's auto-scrolling feature. Powerups can be picked up while going through the levels (such as rockets or lasers) and the player can use them when the regular projectiles are of little effect against the enemy.
As each level is played, various enemy ships confront the player, some of them following strict paths, others following the ship itself and others shooting it (with the latest games the player can encounter sub-bosses midway through the level too). On the first game there are eight levels, set on different planets and underground areas, with a boss at the end of each level.
After losing all lives, the player is awarded a score and depending on how many enemies killed, how many powerups picked and how many levels the player passed, that score can be placed on the Top Scores page in the game's menu.