HELLO THERE, CAPTAIN. ARE YOU LOOKING TO EXPLORE SPACE? WANT TO CONDUCT MISSIONS FROM THE SPACE STATION? YES? HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FLY AT WARP SPEED? TO MINE ASTEROIDS FOR VALUABLE SPACE ORE? MAYBE EVEN MAKE SOME NEW ALIEN FRIENDS?
BRILLIANT! STEP ABOARD AND YOU WILL BE ON YOUR WAY TO EXPLORE THE FINAL FRONTIER. DON'T FORGET TO PACK YOUR RED SHIRT!
End of ball bonus:
Unless you were a space cowboy and flew 2 Inner Gravity Loops in a row to activate the Multiplier, and then you score a lot more! Each pair of Inner Gravity Loops will bump you up a Multiplier, max of a 5x.
This isn’t an all expenses paid luxury cruise through space. You need to mine asteroids for ore, fill up the cargo hold (to 30%, 60% or 100%) and then sell the ore to fund your exploration.
Keep an eye on the Mining Gauge to see the level of cargo you have mined.
Increase the level by hitting Bumpers.
Off: 10K per hit and 0.5 notch Gauge increase
On: 20K per hit and 1.0 notch Gauge increase
Blinking: 35K per hit and 1.5 notch Gauge increase
The Wormhole Cargo Lane is not just the marketplace to sell your cargo of ore, it is also a place to score lots of points.
Wormhole at the top;
The Captain’s Log gives these instructions to light all the DEFEND letters and start the Defend mini-game:
Don’t forget, you can also light the first unlit letter if you complete the “Defend” Mission.
You’ve triggered the minigame? Well careful what you wish for – now it’s you versus aliens and you have to defend the galaxy. Shoot down UFOs by hitting targets. It takes 3 Target hits to annihilate each UFO. Score 250K points for each UFO you eliminate. The alien onslaught lasts for 45 seconds, but you can add 5 seconds to your alien defense time with each Ramp you ride during the minigame.
The Captain’s Log also has the instructions for lighting BOOST:
Lighting it up will certainly boost your score: you’ll get another ball in play and score 2x points on Targets, the Ramp and Bumpers for as long as both balls remain in play. The extra scoring applies in addition to any other bonuses