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iPhone: Crystal Quest

11-09-2008, 01:07 PM
#1
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Crystal Quest

Has anyone heard of Crystal Quest. It looks good, kinda like Geometry Wars or something. Im just wondering how it controls.
11-10-2008, 01:23 AM
#2
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I remember playing some form of this game long ago, and it was fun. Though, I too wonder how the game controls.

Their darn support site only links to generic information about a version of the game for regular cell phones. But it does show that version in motion on the right of this page: http://www.handson.com/product.php?product=685

App Linke: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=295649619&mt=8

Last edited by TimothyB; 11-10-2008 at 02:27 AM.

11-10-2008, 02:23 AM
#3
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Haven't seen it.. anyone know if it's good?
11-10-2008, 04:06 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jlake02 View Post
Haven't seen it.. anyone know if it's good?
Oh thats funny no one knows what Crystal Quest is

Now I feel old.

Its classing HIT Mac game from like 1987.

Sold well for years if I recall.
I believe there is a XBOX live port also.

In fact its famous enough to have its own page on Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Quest
11-10-2008, 10:01 AM
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The original game WITH A MOUSE was a lot of fun. I'm hesitant to buy an iPhone version, though. If they use your finger like a mouse your finger would get in the way all the time. If it's motion control I really can't imagine that that would work well at all. So, I'm pretty skeptical. Hopefully arn will review this title and clue us in.
11-10-2008, 10:14 AM
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I love Crystal Quest. I recall playing it for hours on a Mac II -- amazingly in color! -- at an Apple retailer in Williamsburg, VA back in 1987.

Going to post a vid on this soon.



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11-10-2008, 10:33 AM
#7
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controls

Quote:
Originally Posted by crunc View Post
The original game WITH A MOUSE was a lot of fun. I'm hesitant to buy an iPhone version, though. If they use your finger like a mouse your finger would get in the way all the time. If it's motion control I really can't imagine that that would work well at all. So, I'm pretty skeptical. Hopefully arn will review this title and clue us in.

I agree. $5 isnt a lot of money and Im ready to buy it but Im worried about the controls too. Lets hope its good b/c Im really looking forward to a shooter like this.
11-10-2008, 01:40 PM
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iPhone controls

The iPhone/iPod Touch version has both tilt and swipe controls available.

If using swipe controls, one does have to swipe the finger over the play screen, so the "greasy finger" thing could cause problems while playing the game. I usually clear one side of the screen while swiping on the other side, then reverse for the other side of the level.
11-10-2008, 01:41 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by confucius View Post
The iPhone/iPod Touch version has both tilt and swipe controls available.

If using swipe controls, one does have to swipe the finger over the play screen, so the "greasy finger" thing could cause problems while playing the game. I usually clear one side of the screen while swiping on the other side, then reverse for the other side of the level.
How do you like the game?
11-10-2008, 02:01 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2008
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I like it, but in the interest of full disclosure, I wrote the iPhone version.

CQ is one of my favorite all time games because I played it so much in the old days on my Mac.