Everyone was thrilled by the returning of the Japanese asteroid probe Hayabusa. A motion picutre about this amazing true story has been made, and now the story can be revisited with Hayabusa for Android smartphones.
This app is based on an manga, and you'll find some unrealistic personifications. But do not be fooled by them because it may catch you off-guard with the good solid stories behind it.
The technical references are very accurate, especially on the attitude control of the spaceship and the touching down on the asteroid.
Don't be afraid of the nerdy aspects. You can still enjoy and feel the atmosphere of space from many different episodes.
The manga in which this app is based on was published before the returning of Hayabusa, and did not include the episodes of the space probe's return. However, this version was released afterwards and covers it all. The Android version is truly complete, with manga artwork and pictures provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
The technical terms mentioned above have quick links to their references, which is an advantage of these e-books over conventional books. In addition to reading as a normal book, there is also a gallery of images contained in this app for us to browse through.
This app can be used as a preview of the Hayabusa film, and is recommended to anyone who is keen about aerospace, machineries and manga.
Time Played: approx. 3 hours
Device used: EVO WiMAX ISW11HT
Publisher: Hands-Aid Corporation
Last Updated: 12/29/2011
Price: 350 yen
Compatibility: Android 2.3 or higher
Translation by G.Miyano