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Space Heroes Universe

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Release Date: October 27, 2011
Game System: Mac / PC
Publisher: Bubble Gum Interactive
Players: 1
Family Friendly Video Games Approved
Family Friendliness:
Overall, if you’re looking for a fun online world for your kids to explore, Space Heroes Universe is a great choice for families.  The developers are ensuring that the free-to-play experience feels just as fun as it would for subscription paying players, although they’ll obviously be treated to a few extra features that make it worth their while.  From all the online games we’ve played, Space Heroes Universe is one of our favorites, with their focus on fun factor as much of a priority as creating an entire universe for kids.


Highlights:
- All players can have pets in addition to Glows, giving kids another option for customization.

- Parents will love how many of the game’s mini-games are inspired by familiar videogame favorites, like Asteroids.

- We love the many options available for safe chat – there’s an extensive list of preselected phrases.

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NOTE: In November of 2012, Little Space Heroes changed it's name to Space Heroes Universe. We still love it, even with a different name.  For search purposes and so as to not kill any links to our site, we've kept this page's URL the same, but have updated the title in our write-up, and included new screenshots and logo.

Make sure to visit www.spaceheroes.com for yourself, too.

Space Heroes Universe is not just another online virtual world – it’s an online virtual universe.  With multiple planets and a fun mode of travel between them, it’s bigger, better and promises more fun than most other virtual worlds out there today.

The story of Space Heroes Universe revolves around the evil Lord Shadowbot stealing shards of light.  Throughout the game, players can collect magical creatures called Glows, and as you progress through the game, you’ll learn a little more about what makes these Glows so valuable, and what Lord Shadowbot is doing with them.

The game has an extensive array of safe chat options, pre-selected words and phrases.  These are broken down into different categories, such as greetings or questions.  Older kids can also use more traditional chat features, which contains both a blacklist and whitelist filter.  The blacklist keeps out words that shouldn’t be there, and the whitelist rejects words that are spelled incorrectly, meaning that kids who try and say inappropriate words by spelling them creatively will be unable to do so.

The makers of Space Heroes Universe have drawn inspiration from many great single-player games, such as Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda.  They’ve made it a priority to provide a compelling and cohesive gameplay experience, and have ensured that even the mini-games remain consistent with the game’s overall theme and feel.  So whether you’re flying through the air collecting gems or serving your friend’s at the restaurant, it all feels like you’re still within the Space Heroes Universe.

And they key for Space Heroes Universe is the fact that does it feel like there’s an entire universe to explore.  Not only can you equip your jetpack and fly through the air to explore the rooftops and treetops of each planet, but you can also take to space and go from planet to planet to planet, with each world containing the equivalent of many of today’s most popular online games.  In addition to the Heroes Homeworld, there's a Jungle Planet and a Glow Planet, with plans for a snow-themed planet, dinosaur planet and more in future updates.  

Overall, if you’re looking for a fun online world for your kids to explore, Space Heroes Universe is a great choice for families.  The developers are ensuring that the free-to-play experience feels just as fun as it would for subscription paying players, although they’ll obviously be treated to a few extra features that make it worth their while.  From all the online games we’ve played, Space Heroes Universe is one of our favorites, with their focus on fun factor as much of a priority as creating an entire universe for kids.


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sunset at 3/29/2013 4:38:16 PM
this game is awesome!!! and by the way my name is sunset in spaceheroes!!!LOL

Adrian at 3/29/2013 11:02:32 AM
I love this game, I even blog about it! Come check out my blog it's called SpaceHeroesExtra.com :)

Justice Girl at 3/6/2013 5:48:01 PM
OOH OOH! SPACE HEROES UNIVERSE... THE AWESOME GAME EVER... !!!! Heroes who doesn't know this game should REALLY play it!

ramzi ismail at 1/26/2013 6:32:35 AM
il ike this game

Scotlynn massey at 11/28/2012 9:09:15 PM
I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone is nice, the membership is afordable, and its family friendly!

Abgel AKA Babe at 11/22/2012 12:11:24 PM
I totes love it! My mom and stepdad try getting me off after 7 hours of playing :D I live in the computer, ever since my sis showed SHU to me! This is the best virtual world EVER!

HSisk at 11/21/2012 4:22:50 PM
Space Heroes Universe is amazing! One of the best virtual worlds I've ever played!

Lillia at 11/20/2012 2:09:17 PM
AMAZING! Such a great achievement SHU, and all my friends think so too!

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