Vector is an arcade-style, platform video game developed by Finnish studio Cypriot. It is currently the second game in the Vector series (the first being Vector Prime for the Nintendo DS). The story of the game is futuristic, set 500 years after an unknown disaster wiped out most of the world's population - only a handful of people survived who then founded towns called 'Dawn worlds' where they roamed free and happily created new lives for themselves. For whatever reason, one of these survivors was born with the power to harness the same 'vortex energy' that these others used... Now, as he's about to save the last of his people, he gets recruited by a young boy who has a mysterious past and powerful abilities - and together the two create an unlikely hero who stands between the last humans on earth and a dreadful and terrifying villain.
In order to play the game, you can use a browser, an Android device or download the free Vector app from Google Play. It works fine in any of those three modes, and there's even an option to 'watch live TV on your Android' if you're playing the game while travelling. The screen is generally large and well-lit, so you should be able to see everything clearly even in low-light conditions - though if you're playing the game in the Night Light mode, you'll probably need to turn your brightness down a little higher in order to make full use of the screen.
Vector is an exciting arcade-style game that I'm sure players will find both fascinating and challenging. It's definitely not a 'run and gun' type game, but it does have that feel of aometric shooters with its neat, crisp artwork and colourful, animated 3D effects. If you enjoyed the original Vector game (also for the Nintendo DS), you're going to love this version. And if you haven't played it yet, you should definitely do so - it looks gorgeous. I particularly like the motion-sensitive gameplay, the interesting level design and the 'secret agent' mechanic, but even if you never played the original Vector, you'll find this game's modern take fascinating and challenging enough to merit a try.