I recently came across a mobile game called 2 Minutes In Space. The idea is simple: You control a little pixelated space ship in a 2D environment and missiles come at you from all directions. Survive as long as you can. There are some bonus items you can pick up, items you can unlock, etc., but the basic gameplay is just steering around dodging missiles. I usually last about 30 seconds to a minute. Still new to the game. I did make it past the 2 minute mark once, but nothing special happened.
Thing is, you can unlock different ships. And they’re all rather familiar. You start out piloting a space shuttle, but after that you can unlock ships that have guns which can shoot down some of the missiles.
I know most of the ship models on sight, which makes me happy. There are a couple of deep cuts in there, too. But there are a few ships I don’t recognize, and I’m curious if any of you nerds do.
Shuttle: NASA Space Shuttle. Real.
X1: X-wing fighter. Star Wars.
Delta Fighter: Viper. Battlestar Galactica.
Eagle: Thunderfighter. Buck Rogers. This one took me a while. I actually originally wrote this post knowing I recognized it, but not able to place it. I remembered Space 1999 had Eagle ships, but they looked nothing like this. I remembered to look up Buck Rogers and refresh my memory as I was finishing the post.
MK-2: Viper. Battlestar Galactica reboot.
X-Fighter: Star Fury. Babylon 5.
Raider: Cylon Raider. Battlestar Galactica reboot.
Shuttle MK2: Moonraker had modified Space Shuttles with lasers, but they didn’t look like that. I vaguely recall another series that used modified Shuttles, but can’t remember the details. Is this an original design?
Glider: Gua’uld Death Glider. Stargate.
Blue Star: Mirage. Silverhawks. I took the screenshot of the escape pod detached, but it’s normally connected to the rest of the ship. The design is modified from the Mirage in the show, but it’s still distinctive enough that I recognized it as soon as I saw the escape pod launch.
NXS-01: I don’t know. As you can see, it transforms, with the wings moving from a delta shape to an attack position with guns. The forward angle of the wings reminds me of an experimental real world fighter jet that didn’t work too well. But I suspect this design is from a series I haven’t watched. The NX designation makes me think of Enterprise, but I don’t recall a ship like that from the first season. I did not manage to watch the rest of that train wreck, so maybe it’s from one of the later seasons? Doesn’t look much like a Trek ship, though.
The Lightning: The nacelles make it look like a DS9 runabout, but the sleeker design and high-speed name make me think it’s meant to be the Delta Flyer from Voyager.
Horizon: Federation starship. Star Trek. It’s kind of a blend? Harder to tell because the nacelles are upside-down. The elongated saucer section puts it in Next Generation territory, but the nacelles are more Constitution class. The saucer section does not appear to detach as with Galaxy class. But it’s also not the Voyager flying spoon. Possibly Sovereign class? But I expect it’s a deliberate mashup, both for copyright purposes and so that players can pick their favorite series and call it close enough.
Can you fill in the blanks? Did I get anything wrong?