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Video Game / Wonky Ship

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Wonky Ship is a free-to-play mobile game developed by Kiz Studios. You play as an intergalactic pilot near the edge of a black hole, and must dodge asteroids, remain within the screen, and score points by doing flips.

The game has sixteen ships to pilot, but only the Wnk-y Shippienote  is playable from the start. Your scores are converted into coins that you can spend to buy powerups and ships.

You can download the game on the App Store. The game has also been ported to Steam.


Wonky Ship provides examples of:

  • Artistic License – Space: "Dark matter" is mentioned on occasion, but black holes are just ordinary matter that is nigh-infinitely condensed.
  • Asteroid Thicket: Downplayed. Every few seconds, an asteroid falls downward. As the game drags on, they appear at a faster rate.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: Real money can be spent to multiply the number of coins earned in gameplay.
  • Cool Chair: The cockpit of the Comf-O-Rest Maverick is a comfortable couch (with an astronaut sitting in it) attacted to the top of the ship.
  • Endless Game: Each game can theoretically go on forever if you don't crash your ship.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: Upon game over, your ship instantly blows up.
  • Evolving Title Screen: Obtaining the Scrub-in-a-Box unlocks a new version of one of the two splash screens, with the Star Trek characters' heads being cat heads.
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  • Fragile Speedster: "Speedy" ships fly around quickly, are small enough to weave around asteroids, and spin at high rates. However, they are lighweight and more difficult to control.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: Certain things, such as the game's name, can be mentioned as good band names.
  • Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress: Your current momentum is the main danger of getting close to obstacles.
  • Interface Screw: The black hole distorts your view of the area near it.
  • Mighty Glacier: "Controlled" ships are heavy and have high stability, but they can be rather large, and they can't spin quickly or fly at high speeds.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Contact with the black hole, the boundaries of the arena, or any asteroid while having no shields will destroy your ship instantly.
  • Skewed Priorities: Some of the pilot's quotes depict them focusing on things like text messaging and radio music, as opposed to delaying their death.
  • Space Friction: Your ship behaves as if it is affected by air resistance.
  • Space Is Air: Inverted with how the ship rotates when steered.
  • Sucking-In Lines: These appear in spite of the game being set in outer space... and they move straight downwards, sometimes passing the black hole entirely.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Certain pilot quotes lament the impending doom that is faced.
  • Three-Stat System: "Speed", "Stability", and "Spin".
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: One at the bottom of the screen is the driving force behind all the danger present.