• Publisher: Justin Craig
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 22.4 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: *Clash Force works only on ios 6 and before*

Introducing Clash Force! A retro, 8-bit style shoot 'em up! Now over 15,000 downloads!

What the press says:

"Clash Force is a blend of many of the best platformers the NES had to offer" - Appspy.com

"Spicy Gyros platformer debut feels custom-made to take you down memory lane if you grew up with an NES controller in hand!" - iFanzine

"Great fun; stylishly achieves exactly what it is aiming for." - Arcadelife

"This game is a must buy for fans of classic-style gameplay, 2D side scrolling games, or fans of all around fun action games" - Examiner.com

The Evil Crackman and his minions are causing mayhem, and only Clash Force is up to the task of stopping his fiendish plans! Take to the responsive onscreen controls and guide Voom, Scorpido, or Echid through forest bases, hydrofied deserts, underground mines, and eventually to Crackman's Flying Fortress where the final battle will unfold!

*Over 20 stages of frantic retro action
*Multiple weapon upgrades to make wasting enemies a snap!
*Easy and Normal difficulties. Perfect for the novice OR the 1980s game masters.
*Customize the onscreen controls for your iPhone or iPad.
*Auto-save feature lets you pick up where you left off!

Works with iPhone 3GS and later, iPod Touch 3rd Gen and later, and iPad!

strivemind's comments:


03-20-2012, 02:25 AM
#11
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Universal, retina graphics, controls that couldn't be any tighter, insanely awesome music...for a buck? This may be the first time Charles Manson's ever been quoted on TA, but I HAVE to ask:

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03-20-2012, 03:44 AM
#12
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,236
Just bought this. Great retro platforming action. Really like what I've played so far

03-20-2012, 04:26 AM
#13
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
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The difficulty's starting to pick up on Normal at level 13... I'm just a little worried that this is going to be over before I know it. Otherwise, it's a fantastic, fantastic little game.

One thing though, the icon needs to be changed. It doesn't fit the game's aesthetics at all and doesn't give any impression of how good what's inside is.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
03-20-2012, 04:54 AM
#14
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,659
Great to see this out tonight! Sounds like it's just as good as I'd hoped, too.
03-20-2012, 05:57 AM
#15
It's a great game! A lot like Contra but more accessible. I too think the icon is a bit naff compared to the epic game! The game's graphics are very professional whilst the icon looks home drawn!

Scorpido is the best character. He's got this real badassedness about him.

It is indeed a steal for a dollar, you could be making double!
03-20-2012, 09:17 AM
#16
First off, thanks to everyone who's purchased so far.

Gabrien, I'll look into the action button positioning and see what I can do there. I have long fingers so I'll take that into account when I retest.

The easy mode is really just an answer for the fact that iphone has a lot of casual players, and I got feedback suggesting that even the easy mode would get complaints about difficulty. The difference with the easy mode is there are health pickups and shields on boss fights.

Yes there is a reason why my games all use pixel art. . . because I suck at the regular kind. I thought about just doing a pixelated icon with in-game graphics but thought it might have overdone the retro theme.

But thanks for your feedback, it's very useful to me going forward.
03-20-2012, 09:54 AM
#17
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Originally Posted by Clash Force View Post
Yes there is a reason why my games all use pixel art. . . because I suck at the regular kind. I thought about just doing a pixelated icon with in-game graphics but thought it might have overdone the retro theme.
Definitely do a pixel-art icon. If anything, it will better represent the game's art style.

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03-20-2012, 10:05 AM
#18
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Originally Posted by Clash Force View Post
Gabrien, I'll look into the action button positioning and see what I can do there. I have long fingers so I'll take that into account when I retest.

Yes there is a reason why my games all use pixel art. . . because I suck at the regular kind. I thought about just doing a pixelated icon with in-game graphics but thought it might have overdone the retro theme.
Really, the issue is made a lot worse in this instance by the fact that you are tapping on the "shoot" button constantly. Half an inch more to the right would make all the difference.

Regarding the icon, an admission: I saw it in the app store among the new releases before seeing this thread, and it never even occurred to me to click on it. It really does look rather cheap, and does the game a disservice.
03-20-2012, 10:25 AM
#19
anyone wanna guess what Ima ask???


anyone anyone anyone???


Any chance we could get JoyPad support?


**edit**

oh yeah, it'd be nice to see a scoring system too... =o/

Would add to the replay value..

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Last edited by syntheticvoid; 03-20-2012 at 10:29 AM.
03-20-2012, 10:29 AM
#20
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anyone wanna guess what Ima ask???


anyone anyone anyone???


Any chance we could get JoyPad support?
*throws a pie at void*

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