Skyforce Unite! is a strategy game with roleplaying parts, in which players have the chance to be in charge of a group of explorers and adventurers that soar through the skies in search of the Wonders of the New World. To find them, you’ll have to have to make good deals: buy airplanes, hire explorers, mechanics, and finally take to the skies after planning your adventures.
Skyforce Unite! is Kairosoft’s interesting experiment into the flying, shooting genre, this time mixing it with turn and card based gameplay. You’ll first be choosing a plane as you complete missions for the famous Hunters Association, exploring the world battling monsters, and recruiting your band of mercenary sky fighters at the same time. At the beginning of the game, you’ll be selecting a plane with a limited amount of in-game cash, which you’re given throughout the game. Along with air battles, you’ll also be battling in naval battles.
The game system is fairly similar to the rest of the Kairosoft titles, experts in creating entertainingly simple management games like game Dev Story and Pocket League Story. That being said, the truth is that in Skyforce Unite! you’ll come across some very nice surprises like, turn-based combats as well as a full system of dungeons that you’ll explore by using your cards.
Each pilot’s attributes, and experience will effect how effective they are when on a mission. The cards you use each turn will also change how your missions turn out. Some cards will allow you to move your airplane a certain number of spaces. Other cards let you attack your enemies or unleash your special abilities. How well you manage your team and play your cards will determine your success.
Skyforce Unite! is a roleplaying strategy game with an original backstory and really fun gameplay. Kairosoft is known for using a similar graphics style in all of its releases, this game is no different and also has great visuals.
Skyforce Unite features an interesting mix of genres, and is both quite easy to learn and a blast to play. There’s also an in-game tutorial to help you learn how to play. The 8-bit retro graphics look nice.