You’ve heard of and probably played mobile games that move objects around in order to win. But have you played one where you would have to move your smartphone itself in order to beat the opponent? Well, if your device is equipped with a gyroscope, then you’ll be able to take advantage of this rotation detecting sensor and use it for various apps and games. One such game is called Spin Commander and it is now available for Android devices.
In order to control your ship (well, at least, that’s what it says so on paper, even though it might look just like a triangle), you would need not just to tap the screen, but to constantly rotate your smartphone in order to defend yourself and shoot down your enemies as well. Or at least push them off screen so they won’t be able to shoot you down. The minimalist looking game has just 10 stages, but each one is of course more difficult than the previous one.
When you get to the 10th stage, the game will then turn into an endless app, and a timer will then start recording how long it will be before you die. You can also play this game with your friends, but instead of controlling your own ship, you get to control your ship on your friend’s smartphone and vice versa. You still have the same objective though, and that is to survive the swarm of enemies out to destroy you.
Spin Commander is available to download for free from the Google Play Store. You can unlock the PRO version by making an in-app purchase of just $1.99 and you get a dark theme and more difficult levels to play.