Quick Look: Retaliate is an arcade style video game that is very similar to Space Invaders. The remote controls your movement, shield, and firing. When the game starts out, you have no ammunition - only your shield. Activate your shield (down arrow) and absorb the bombs being dropped on you to gain ammo, as well as to destroy the dive-bombing alien ships. Don't hold the shield too long or it will run out of power. Once you have collected ammunition you can fire back at the ships (up arrow).
There are four different skill levels available: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Extreme. You can also post your score in the online leaderboard selecting the option to let Roku share your name with the game when you load it. The Top 10 scores for the difficulty you are playing will display at the end of the game. Top 10 scores for all four difficulty levels can be found at the end of the game when all of your ships have been destroyed
The game just updated its format with a $0.99 upgrade that lets you fully customize the color scheme of your ship and your shield, a New unlockable "Hangar" screen which includes 4 new ships that can be used , New leaderboards, for "All Time", "This Week", and "Today".
There were a few minor changes made which include:
New shield animation. (16 different orientations displayed randomly gives a cool random electricity feel)
New bullet absorbing animation. (bullets now shrink and get absorbed into the ship)
Improved collision detection for shield.. The cost of the upgrade is $0.99.
-- Information is current as of March 12, 2015
Developer's Channel Description: You are valiant space hero who is not as fortunate as those in the golden age of scrolling shooters (Space Invaders, Galaxian, Galaga) as to have infinite ammo. You must absorb your enemies' ammo and Retaliate! More info and online leaderboards at www.retaliate-game.com
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Games
DEVELOPER: Romans I XVI
FEES: None, but if you like the game you can donate $0.99, $1.99, or $.499 through the game's menu. The Upgraded version is $0.99