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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by Mootown » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:23 am

I have also just downloaded this - looks really nice, can't wait to try it on the ipad later.

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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by Misery » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:48 am

DreamcastRIP wrote: Right, after having played partway through the first stage I have to say I'm extremely impressed so far. The controls (using the default 'virtual joystick') are the best of any platform game of this type I've ever experienced on my iPhone, the production values are impeccable, the physics feel perfect and the variety of items to collect appears well thought out. I don't know how many levels the game has or whether a greater variety of enemies and challenges will be introduced further on into the game but so far it's damned impressive. :D :D :D

Another one of the 'with games this cool why bother buying a 3DS/Vita' efforts on iOS... all for 69p! Stunning.

Yes, a good price for something like this.

Particularly compared to the other handhelds.

This cost me one dollar.... but a game for the 3DS would have been 30 or 40. And it could well have been a game VERY MUCH like this one, just at an extremely dramatically inflated price.

Amazing.

It still just baffles me though, how people will COMPLAIN about iOS prices. This current price is fine... but had it gone up to 5, 6, or GASP, even 7 dollars? Blasphemy! Evil! Such greed! How dare they! And so on and so forth, yada yada yada....

Absurd, no matter how much I see it...

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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by DreamcastRIP » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:39 am

EPOCH has been reduced to a measly 69p! :D :D

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Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfNIpeckato

I've just played through the first three stages and am loving it. The controls and especially the graphics are fabulous!
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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by DreamcastRIP » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:59 pm

Time Ducks - saw this reduced to 69p via AppShopper, read the description and user reviews on the App Store and thought it sounded a potentially great update on the first part of Frogger. I've been playing it to learn what's what as there's lot more to it than Frogger and... it's bloody brilliant! True retro-inspired magic, imho. :D

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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by psj3809 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:53 am

Just bought 'speed blazers' for £1.99, very good though

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120763

Thought it was a bit like an endless runner but people have been saying its more like 'sonic rivals'

Very good game though

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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by DreamcastRIP » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:10 am

Video trailer for Cave's upcoming Do-Don-Pachi Blissful Death - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2nnVU0HUwo

Sold! :D
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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by Misery » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:59 am

DreamcastRIP wrote:Video trailer for Cave's upcoming Do-Don-Pachi Blissful Death - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2nnVU0HUwo

Sold! :D
As usual with their trailers, this was.... uninformative.

All I want to know is if this has some additional mode like some of their games have, the "iphone" or "smartphone" modes.... which were basicallly arrange modes.

Mushi did not, which was pretty disappointing, really.

As it is, I wont buy this if it DOESNT have one. I really hate DOJ by itself. I do have a copy on 360, it got MAYBE 2 hours of play, and then I never touched it again. Not even sure it still works anymore, that disc is pretty beat up... bah, I dont care enough though.

Normally I like to support Cave, but THIS game, I get tired of hearing about all the bloody time, and.... feh. Yeah. Likely not buying.

Oh well, still waiting to find out what the hell "Saidaioujou" is, from them.


Fortunately there's a whole other shmup to wait for that looks alot less annoying: http://toucharcade.com/2012/01/25/upcom ... -ios-soon/

I dont remember if that's already been linked to in this topic, and.... feh, i'm much too lazy to look. Still, that one, that's the one I'm currently waiting for. I'll likely put up a quite detailed review-ish post of it once it does come out and I've had some time to see what it's really like.

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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by DreamcastRIP » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:07 am

Thanks for the heads-up on Shogun: Rise of the Renegade, Misery. :D

From the trailer ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4LzFRYe-1c ) it looks extremely promising indeed, imho.

Sheesh, I bloody love iOS gaming! :P
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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by Misery » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:56 am

DreamcastRIP wrote:Thanks for the heads-up on Shogun: Rise of the Renegade, Misery. :D

From the trailer ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4LzFRYe-1c ) it looks extremely promising indeed, imho.

Sheesh, I bloody love iOS gaming! :P
Yep.

Baffles me why so many gamers are still unwilling to even TRY it. Always get the "Oh, that doesnt have REAL games on it" reaction half the time from friends I know.

As it is I use mine more than I use my consoles. Well, the current consoles anyway. The retro ones get alot of use when they're hooked up.

And I'm STILL playing Dungeon Raid to death. Whoever came up with the idea for that game deserves a cookie. A cookie made of HAPPY RAINBOWS. Heck, even that shmup coming out there is gonna have a hard time pulling me away from that.

On the note of Dungeon Raid, screw the stupid skull that has the "turn potions into poison" ability. That one's just downright DEVIOUS. Died way too many times because of that blasted thing.

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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by Morkin » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:01 pm

Ooh, Push Panic is bit of a cracker. Definitely not a game to relax with though. :lol:

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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by quantum » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:05 pm

Just tried Dungeon Raid - good call!
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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by Rockford » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:28 am

Over the weekend I've been playing a top-down racer called Mini Motor Racing.
It's a real looker. The cars are a bit slow at first but once you start getting through
the game they are a lot faster and handle better.

The full game is at discount at the moment for 69p:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mini-mot ... 60241?mt=8

Or try out the Lite version as I did first:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mini-mot ... 51603?mt=8

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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by DreamcastRIP » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:55 am

+1 :D

I bought that game too since seeing it listed on AppShopper. Another superb addition to the already great iOS catalogue of top-down racing games sub-genre. Great stuff!

I couldn't cope well with the default virtual steering wheel but since switching to left/right virtual buttons I'm fine with it. :D
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Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Post by Rockford » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:30 am

Can anyone recommend anymore top-down racers?

At the moment I have:

Reckless Racing, VS. Racing, Tiny Cars,
Mini Moto Racing and Death Rally.

I know Reckless Racing 2 is out this week.

Gotta love iOS games.
I have 62 and have spent less that £8 so far.
I use to spend more in the 80's on my C64.

A couple tips to bring down the cost more:
Buy codes from ebay via Quidco or TCB. You can get a £15 voucher for £11.50 to £12.00,
and go through Quidco or TCB again to Itunes once you buy a game.
Doing all that brings down the price of a 69p game to about 50p.
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