Space Pips

Shooting Games » Shoot 'Em Up » Space Pips

Increase game space Decrease game space
Rate Space Pips:
Rating: 4.23/5 stars (13 ratings)

Space Pips Instructions

Move left using 'a' or the left arrow key. Move right using 'd' or the right arrow key. Move up using 'w' or the up arrow key. Move down using 's' or the down arrow key. Aim using the mouse. Fire using the left mouse button. Drop a bomb using 'space'. Visit the upgrades show using 'q' or 'esc'.

Space Pips Walkthrough

Space Pips is an addictive and entertaining arcade shooting game that will catch your attention for the very beginning of the game and hold it to the very end. Newcomers to arcade shooting games are probably going to have a hard time with this one right from the start while more experienced players will likely find the game a bit on the easy side until it picks up a little bit. Regardless of your skill or experience level with arcade shooting games though, this is a game you are going to love. Keep in mind, this isn't a game for someone who is easily frustrated though. As you progress in the game and enemies attack more quickly it can get a tad of the frustrating side, but for any true fan of arcade shooting games, that frustration is half the fun.

Your goal in Space Pips is pretty easy to understand. Shoot everything in sight that isn't your ship. If it isn't your ship it is an enemy and it will try to rob you of your energy. You need energy in order to stay in the game. Keep an eye on the energy bar at the top right hand of the screen. If you run out, your game will be over. You don't have multiple lives in this one so make sure you protect the one you have. As you destroy enemy ships you will see 'pips', little dots in various colors, on the game screen. Collect these pips to buy upgrades for your ship and to replenish your energy supply. You can visit the upgrade shop at any point during the game so keep an eye on how many pips you've collected (shown on the bottom left of your game screen). Any time you notice your health getting low and you have enough pips to buy a boost, make sure you do it. While upgrading your weapon is important if you want to survive, an upgraded weapon will be of little use if you die as soon as you leave the upgrade store. Energy is the most important thing in this game. Make sure you keep it as full as you can.

As you progress in Space Pips, as with most arcade shooting games, new enemies attack; each with it's own strengths and weaknesses. You need to be fast with your weapon if you want to survive. Enemies attack in greater numbers and will try to surround you. Luckily for you, you have bombs to help you defend yourself. You start the game with three bombs so make sure you conserve them and only use them when it's absolutely necessary. The longer you hold on to them, the more useful they will be. That said, if you're at the very beginning of the game and you find yourself completely overwhelmed with enemies, use a bomb to take the enemies out. While it's a good idea to save them, if you need one sooner you need one sooner. You have to do what you need to do to survive. Saving your bombs is great but dying before you have the chance to use them kind of defeats the purpose. Remember though, you only get pips when you destroy an enemy with your gun. If you use a bomb, you won't get any pips and you won't be able to buy upgrades. upgrades are important in this game, so take enemies out with your gun as often as you can.

The upgrades you can purchase in Space Pips are fairly standard upgrades in the world of acrade shooting games. You can upgrade your weapon to fire multiple shots at once helping you take out more enemies at one time. You can upgrade your weapon to it shoots more quickly which will greatly boost your ability to defend your ship. You can also purchase a helper ship to aid you in taking out enemies. You can buy energy refills and extra bombs both of which will help you survive longer in the game and finally, you can purchase a score boost to help you get the high score you're striving for. Aside from energy boosts, upgrading your weapon is the most vital aspect of this game. Add more bullets per shot first and then upgrade the rate of fire for your weapon. Try to hold off on buying upgrades until you have enough pips to buy the upgrade with pips left over for energy boosts. This is important as it will help you be prepared for the tougher parts of the game.

Overall, Space Pips is an excellent arcade shooting game, but it isn't for the faint of heart. This is a game that gets fairly frustrating fairly quickly so if you're just looking for a light, fun game to kill a little time with, it might be best to look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you're looking for an intense, fast paced game to get your blood pumping and to challenge you to do keep playing to best your own high score, this is definitely a game you need to play. Newcomers are going to have a hard time with it, but with patience, they will improve. Experienced players might have to grit their teeth through the first part of the game but fear not, even seasoned pros of arcade shooting games will find the challenge they're looking for; even if it does take a little while to get there.