The game’s modes offer something for both cooperative and competitive gamers. In the standard co-op mode, for instance, users work together to claim every planet on the screen, while a free-for-all mode challenges players to work against one another, until one user has dominated every planet and eliminated their opponent(s).
Gameplay in Galcon 2: Galactic Conquest sees each user begin with one or more planets, which produce ships over time. A number on each planet represents the number of ships held within, and players can tap on a planet and drag their finger to a neighboring planet to send some of its ships to the new location, hopefully taking the planet over in the process.The more planets users have in their control, the more individual ships are produced each second. When users want to take over a powerful enemy, they can double tap to select all of their planets at once, sending a massive amount of ships into the enemy’s territory. Of course, sending too many ships may leave one’s own planets at the risk of takeover, so strategy plays a part in every battle.
For additional social features, users can join clans with others and compete in tournaments. Gamers can also practice on their own, against the computer, to increase their skills over time. Finally, a premium currency system allows players to change the color and shape of their planets/ships, among other premium features.
Galcon 2: Galactic Conquest is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store. It’s currently featured in the “Best New Games” section of the platform.