We showed you guys the teaser trailer a few days ago, and now Sega has officially dropped Zaxxon Escape into the Google Play Store. This definitely ain’t your grandpappy’s Zaxxon. Not merely an HD remake, Sega has completely transformed the game with gameplay that’s a mishmash of current mobile hits like Temple Run, other than the top down, isometric view of the original. That’s not to say it’s bad, by any means. It’s just that fans of the original (are there any still around?) may find themselves lost in space.
Zaxxon Escape now utilizes your phone or tablets gyro-sensor to guide your speeding ship throughout a maze tunnels and corridors, and escape the steel fortress to safety. You can earn “Z” coins throughout the level that you can use to power-up your ship, and if you’re skills aren’t up to snuff, you can use real monies to purchase in-game items. Zaxxon Escape is only $.99 cents in the Google Play Store, but is it worth a McDouble? Well, you can watch my quick hands-on video and see if was able to last the Play Store’s 15 minute return window (the ultimate test). Have at it.