Support our Sponsors:

Go Back   Touch Arcade > Games and Apps > iPhone and iPad Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-16-2011, 09:34 AM
Howlingwolf Howlingwolf is offline
Senior Member
iPad, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,189
Default Magnetic Billiards Blueprint

Magnetic Billiards Blueprint




Picked this up earlier and it's great .

Last edited by ImNoSuperMan; 07-16-2011 at 09:36 AM.. Reason: appinfo
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-16-2011, 09:53 AM
LordGek's Avatar
LordGek LordGek is offline
Moderator
iPad Air, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 10,886
Default Game Impressions

It is so weird it's wonderful, part match 3 and part billiards.

You make points by bouncing balls off the wall and then clustering with other balls of their same color. The weird twist that seems counter-intuitive at first is that you're rewarded for taking as many legal moves as possible. Like if you could cluster all of the stage's balls in one well placed shot you'd get a crapracular score compared to the guy who did it in 5 shots.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-16-2011, 10:02 AM
Howlingwolf Howlingwolf is offline
Senior Member
iPad, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
It is so weird it's wonderful, part match 3 and part billiards.

You make points by bouncing balls off the wall and then clustering with other balls of their same color. The weird twist that seems counter-intuitive at first is that you're rewarded for taking as many legal moves as possible. Like if you could cluster all of the stage's balls in one well placed shot you'd get a crapracular score compared to the guy who did it in 5 shots.
Yeah the take more shots to get the best grade confused me to start with I'm interested to see what the arcade games are like once the IAP shop becomes available . Also I looked on there site and the PC game they have in development which this is based on looks pretty smart too .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Howlingwolf Howlingwolf is offline
Senior Member
iPad, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,189
Default

Surprised this ain't getting more attention it has over 30 reviews in the UK AppStore and is running at a solid 5 stars . The guys behind it the Pickford Bros are gaming legends from way back as far as the ZX Spectrum days .
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-16-2011, 07:14 PM
Howlingwolf Howlingwolf is offline
Senior Member
iPad, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,189
Default

Video of gameplay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIIh4...e_gdata_player
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-16-2011, 07:38 PM
LordGek's Avatar
LordGek LordGek is offline
Moderator
iPad Air, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 10,886
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Howlingwolf View Post
Surprised this ain't getting more attention it has over 30 reviews in the UK AppStore and is running at a solid 5 stars . The guys behind it the Pickford Bros are gaming legends from way back as far as the ZX Spectrum days .
Crap Weasels! I just found out these were the geniuses behind Wetrix/Aqua Aqua! One of my favorite puzzle games of all time!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-16-2011, 08:04 PM
Howlingwolf Howlingwolf is offline
Senior Member
iPad, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
Crap Weasels! I just found out these were the geniuses behind Wetrix/Aqua Aqua! One of my favorite puzzle games of all time!
Yeah I loved Wetrix too
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-17-2011, 03:56 AM
Ste Pickford Ste Pickford is offline
Junior Member
iPhone 3G, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Buxton, UK
Posts: 9
Default

Thanks for the kind words guys.

This is our first iOS release, so we were a bit nervous, but we've been really pleased by the initial response we've had. We've had lovely feedback via twitter, forums, and App Store reviews.

Unfortunately the In App Purchases that complement the game are still in the queue for review at Apple. We naturally expected that the IAPs would be approved at the same time as the game, so it was a bit of a shock when we woke up Saturday morning and noticed the IAPs weren't available, after we'd had a little drink to celebrate the App's approval late on the Friday night before.

We've got our fingers crossed that the extra game modes and extra tables that become available via IAP will come online very soon, as some people are already maxing out their scores on the first batch of levels, even though that represents several hours play.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-17-2011, 04:09 AM
Howlingwolf Howlingwolf is offline
Senior Member
iPad, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,189
Default

@Ste Pickford that's Apple for you alot of things they do don't make sense but hopefully it will appear soon looking forward to playing the arcade games . So far I'm loving it and can safely say it's one of my favourite IOS games at the minute . Also slightly off topic how far is the PC version from completion looking forward to that also .
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-17-2011, 04:28 AM
JPickford JPickford is offline
Junior Member
iPhone 3G, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 21
Default

Just rated this game 5 stars. Are you allowed to rate your own games?

If not, please disregard that rating.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2012, TouchArcade.com, LLC.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2008 - 2011, TouchArcade.com. Privacy Policy / DMCA Copyright Agent