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05-17-2018, 10:26 AM
#31
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,349
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Originally Posted by sebgo View Post
I'm sorry for saying this, but...

I'VE NEVER PLAYED GRADIUS BEFORE..! (At least I don't remember doing so)...

So I don't really know how this game compares to that one (the closest I can think of is R-Type) but let me tell you that Super Hydorah is super cool, I loved the little bit I tasted, even the first (and only) level I played was enough to give me an idea of what's in store on later stages. Controls are fantastic and I have to play it again from start with sound ON, since I gave it a go while at the office and it's not like I want people to know I'm playing a game during work hours (posting on TA forums can be covered more easily, tho).

The only thing I hate is that, even before even launching the game, I noticed there's already a "hotfix" update available in the AppStore... Man, downloading that game took 4 hours and now I have to run an additional download (because I hate having available updates xD)! Hopefully it'll be finished by the time I'm off work...

PS: Hahahaha kids and pets... for me, $7 feels like "a lot" because of exchange rates in this country and differences in economy (just to give you an idea, minimum wage here is around $250-$280 USD), but I'm REALLY GLAD I don't have any responsibility other than feeding myself, paying my iToy and filling it with iGames. :P

PS2: This game might turn into my next favorite shmup on iOS =)

PS3: Oh, and I can't compare this to Steredenn, they're totally different.
Fair enough but in these days of emulation etc Im surprised youve never tried some of these classics. Ive been lucky and been through these years of the classic arcade years but you should try some of these classics via MAME for example

Many of these games are total pioneering classics of their day
05-17-2018, 11:30 AM
#32
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere in a town in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
Posts: 148
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Fair enough but in these days of emulation etc Im surprised youve never tried some of these classics. Ive been lucky and been through these years of the classic arcade years but you should try some of these classics via MAME for example

Many of these games are total pioneering classics of their day
Two or three weeks ago I got my hands on a PC of my own again... I had been without a PC since mid 2014, playing mainly on iOS for the last 4 years, and even though I had a jailbroken phone I didn't pay much attention to the emulation capabilities because I rather play those emulated games on a bigger screen.

I think now I'll have the chance to do so, and I'll be sure to check some classics of the genre as well as others!

05-17-2018, 11:35 AM
#33
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,349
Good on you. Always interesting to hear peoples views on these old classics. Gradius was brilliant. R-Type even more so (that ones on iOS)
05-17-2018, 11:49 AM
#34
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere in a town in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
Posts: 148
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Good on you. Always interesting to hear peoples views on these old classics. Gradius was brilliant. R-Type even more so (that ones on iOS)
Yeah, I have both R-Type games on iOS and I think they're hard... I played them on Normal difficulty, because the easier mode felt a little like cheating because of the unlimited lives/continues... anyway, I think they're not updated for iOS11 yet... I keep them on my previous phone that's running iOS10, but I rarely use that one for playing anymore... =(
05-17-2018, 01:19 PM
#35
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Gazorpazorp
Posts: 335
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Originally Posted by sebgo View Post
I'm the one feeling dumb here... I hadn't noticed "Boardumb" had a signature and all this time I thought it was some kind of bot because there are many games forum threads started by that user ...
Lol same here Just realized with his post here myself. But in our defense, Boardumb opened a lot of new gaming threads and further it just sounds like such a bot nickname

Anyway, game seems to be out worldwide by now.
05-17-2018, 01:31 PM
#36
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Gazorpazorp
Posts: 335
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Originally Posted by sebgo View Post
Two or three weeks ago I got my hands on a PC of my own again... I had been without a PC since mid 2014, playing mainly on iOS for the last 4 years, and even though I had a jailbroken phone I didn't pay much attention to the emulation capabilities because I rather play those emulated games on a bigger screen.

I think now I'll have the chance to do so, and I'll be sure to check some classics of the genre as well as others!
I agree but emulators on newer iPads are a bunch of fun (especially PPSSPP, God of War runs pretty nifty on a Pro 1st gen, despite some audio issues). Alas the emulator scene even for jailbroken devices is pretty dried up on iOS (most dont get updated/tended to very long).

PC is much more powerful and best for emulators of course but you cant play on the go with it ofc Thats why Im thinking about getting an Android tablet just for emulators. Android has a few advantages over (even jailbroken) iOS (and vice versa) but the sheer abundance of emulators is definitely one of the best. (OT post off)
05-17-2018, 05:35 PM
#37
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Originally Posted by jpgold View Post
Seems like a great game, but if you are charging $6.99 (as they should) it should be optimized for all the latest devices. Would not have bought if I knew ahead of time.

Regardless, if this isn't something that bothers you, I'd grab it as it's really well done.
Heres the thing: the game actually is optimized for the iPhone X. The devs kept to the old-school screen proportions, but the touch area covers the entire screen, which is not the case for non-optimized games. That means that you can keep your finger out of the way of the action a big plus.

Perhaps in an update the devs can add a decorated border (like Cave used to do with their iPhone games).
05-18-2018, 12:05 AM
#38
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere in a town in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
Posts: 148
Is it me, or this game is really hard? xD

Like, I feel I suck at it! 😅
05-18-2018, 05:04 AM
#39
My first impressions: One of the best Hori Shmups on iOS. I mostly stick to vertical shmups, but this one is very well designed/adapted for touch screen.
05-18-2018, 10:23 AM
#40
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Originally Posted by sebgo View Post
Is it me, or this game is really hard? xD

Like, I feel I suck at it! 😅
I returded from normal mode to easy (pretty experienced ios player here), and im fighting now the final boss...and over and over and...
Besides taking my time and all of my concentration, the right weapon layout might help. I just didnt find it yet, lol.

Well worth the price and my little gaming time!

PS: oh, and ill never beat this game in normal mode. Thats for sure