App description: Guaranteed to be very familiar to fans of classic puzzle game, Lemmings, Meerkatz Challenge is quite the delight for those who like their puzzle games cute and furry. 148Apps

Meerkatz Challenge is the perfect little game for a child whos just getting into video games or an adult who played as a child and moved on, as theres enough appeal for both groups to enjoy. Arcade Sushi


The African Serengeti has become too crowded and noisy for our clan of meerkats!
The Meerkats must find a new home, but their fate is in your hands. Protect the clan from enemies and from themselves as they journey across the jungles and plains of Africa.
Help the meerkats jump, hide and dodge deadly enemies, formidable obstacles and numerous lethal dangers as they search the world for peace, tranquility and safety.
With meticulously detailed hand-crafted levels, Meerkatz Challenge strikes the ideal balance between cuteness overload and puzzling perfection.


Meerkatz Challenge features:
- Adorable characters
- Beautiful, engaging art style set in Africas Serengeti
- Challenging puzzle elements
- Deploy meerkat skills like Stopper, Glider and Thrower to help the clan progress through the game
- Extra unlockable levels
- Fun with friends via leaderboards
- No in-app purchases. Everything you need to play the game is included!

Follow us on twitter.com/MKChallenge
Find us on www.facebook.com/MeerkatzChallenge
Blog www.meerkatz-challenge.com
FAQ http://meerkatz-challenge.com/faq/

Boardumb's comments:


12-14-2014, 09:29 AM
#21
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,085
Hadn't played this game for a while, but now back to it. Just mastered 4-13 so almost there finishing the game (4-16). Well, after that I still have to 3-star a few levels too. Awesome game.
01-04-2015, 09:44 AM
#22
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,085
I'm still secretly hoping for the global leaderboard (and who knows an extra chapter?)

03-21-2015, 12:27 PM
#23
Could anyone explain how scores are computed?
03-21-2015, 12:44 PM
#24
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cowboy.Henk View Post
Could anyone explain how scores are computed?
http://meerkatz-challenge.com/blog-2/

Basically: the more Meerkatz you save, the less abilities you use and the faster you are, the higher the score

Score = (#Meerkatz * 1000 * X) + (#Abilities * 250)

Where X is a factor that is never lower than 1, and that becomes higher, the faster you are:
X = MAX(1; ROUNDUP(1 - (TimeNeeded/MaxTime);2) * 10 )
MaxTime is set by level design for each level, depending on its length and difficulty.

So, the X-factor is 10 at the start of the level, and it decreases linearly over time with steps of 0.1 until reaching 1 (at MaxTime) and then it stays 1. So in theory you could sacrifice one or more Meerkatz and still get a higher score if the X-factor compensates enough. But since we don't know the MaxTime of a level, the break-even points for such sacrifices are also not known

Last edited by saosijs; 03-21-2015 at 01:19 PM.
03-22-2015, 07:52 AM
#25
Thanks saosijs. Interesting.

If I understand well, to put it simple:

Meerkatz bonus: 1000 * M
Ability bonus: 250 * A
Time bonus: 100 * M per tick

Last edited by Cowboy.Henk; 03-22-2015 at 07:56 AM.
03-22-2015, 06:58 PM
#26
I bought this a month ago and am still yet to be able to play. Crashes 99% of the time whilst loading level 1. iPad 3 ios7.
03-22-2015, 09:08 PM
#27
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Son of Anarchy View Post
I bought this a month ago and am still yet to be able to play. Crashes 99% of the time whilst loading level 1. iPad 3 ios7.
I have played the latest Meerkatz version 1.2.1 when iOS8 wasn't even out yet, so it cannot be iOS version. What exact iOS7 version are you running? 7.1.2 is the latest, I believe. I guess you tried device resets, de-installing apps to free up memory and the likes?
03-22-2015, 09:20 PM
#28
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,085
Interesting, I hadn't realized this before , but the score is based on the time when the last meerkatz entered the finish hole. I mean, I can wait as long as I want with using the finish flag button, and let the timer run, it doesn't matter for the score. Good to know! And thinking about it, it is a good choice by the dev This way you can concentrate on the game tactics and don't need to worry about quickly pressing the finish button, no need to stress!
03-22-2015, 11:28 PM
#29
Quote:
Originally Posted by saosijs View Post
I have played the latest Meerkatz version 1.2.1 when iOS8 wasn't even out yet, so it cannot be iOS version. What exact iOS7 version are you running? 7.1.2 is the latest, I believe. I guess you tried device resets, de-installing apps to free up memory and the likes?
I'm using iOS7.1 - I've tried device resets, my task bar is always clean and I consistently have over a gig of space free. Reinstalled about 5 times now and same result always. Occasionally with wifi turned on it'll let me play first level but it's not consistent so not sure if that's the prob. When the game last had a price drop some people commented in the sale thread about having the same issue.

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