Arcade minigames based adventure
Space Ace is not your average adventure, and while it does pack some point and click stages here, it is mostly a combination of minigames delivered one after the other, somewhat connected between them, though each one can, more or less, stand on its own. And that's pretty much my problem with it: the storytelling gets really at the bottom of the experience, while the minigame can feel a bit random at times. Well, I guess, you shouldn't really rationalize the game that much and just take it for what it is, a collection of games where each game got a bit more of a linking to the others. At any rate, the 16, sometimes over the head, sometimes sidescroller, sometimes classic adventure style works ok, and it manages to create nice vistas. Especially because the game is set in space, where flying rockets after which you're dodging lasers on top of an asteroid is just as good! So, like I said, go into the game without wishing for a really powerful or well delivered story, and instead bask into the beauty of each new minigame, wondering what will be next! Oh and if you are sold to the game, don't forget about the later one, Space Ace II just as convoluted a game, but nevertheless lots of fun!