Metara is one of those Minis that seemingly spring out of nowhere. Or in this case, Sweden. From the name I surmised that it might involve a meter maid-themed superhero. But, instead, it’s a combination of two genres we’ve seen a lot of—scrolling shooter and tower defense. Although Who’s That Flying?! claimed that combination, it’s far more applicable here. Gameplay takes place on a top-down view of a small area of a planet rendered in 3D polygons. You control a flying ship and start at your futuristic-looking base. At first, your ship is your base’s only defense, but as you destroy enemies with your ship’s cannon (fired by hitting or holding down X), you earn money which you can use to buy defenses for your base or to repair your ship, which takes damage once your regenerating shields are exhausted.