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Tiny Invaders ($3.99 ---> $0.99)

09-04-2011, 05:36 AM
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Tiny Invaders ($3.99 ---> $0.99)



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09-04-2011, 10:02 AM
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If anyone is on the fence about this I urge you to get it. You basically are aliens trying to take over a human by taking control of their whole body part by part. The little aliens must collect the orbs and bring them back to the main alien but you can only carry as many orbs as the number of small aliens you have and you have to be quick to change the tracks in order to get 3 stars. I was a little iffy when I saw the original asking price but got lucky and scooped this deal, and I'm glad I did.

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09-04-2011, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bluecomb84 View Post
If anyone is on the fence about this I urge you to get it. You basically are aliens trying to take over a human by taking control of their whole body part by part. The little aliens must collect the orbs and bring them back to the main alien but you can only carry as many orbs as the number of small aliens you have and you have to be quick to change the tracks in order to get 3 stars. I was a little iffy when I saw the original asking price but got lucky and scooped this deal, and I'm glad I did.
And this sums up why I do NOT want to get it lol! That thought just creeps me out some.
09-04-2011, 03:33 PM
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here's what I've posted in the main game thread

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=105723



Right now I'm only on the 5th level, but from what I can tell... you try and make it through each level as quick as you can (3 star ratings are based on how fast you complete the level) - while collecting every orb you can, and taking it back to the big monster guy. You can only hold as many orbs as characters you're controlling at the time. Like if you're pushing one invader guy through the level, you can only cary one orb, take it back to the big invader character, go through him, and then go through the track again, collecting another orb. There's gold orbs which, when brought back to the big invader, give you another character to push around the track, so if you start the level with one invader, get a gold orb and take it back to the big invader, you'll then have 2 invaders to use to grab orbs.

I haven't gotten to any of the parts where you need to avoid other invaders, or control two sets of invaders or anything like it looks like in the trailer vid.. but the controls are good, you just tap on the invaders that are going around the track to make them go faster, and then tap on the different turns/intersections to change their direction, like a train track, or like in Pudding Panic. You can set the turns before you start the level, time doesn't start until you tap on the big invader and let the little ones out from under him.

It's got nice graphics, and runs extremely smooth on my 4th gen touch. I'm definitely glad I bought it! =o)

There's 4 different "worlds" - each one is a person that you progress through, going from bones to organs, spreading infection by collecting the orbs, but each of the 4 people you'll infect has their own leaderboard on GameCenter... I'm not exactly sure how they're set up, but it's scored by time, and the #1 person in the first world has a score of 0:04:18.38... - but each time I finish a level, my time goes down... maybe the developer can explain how it's scored in GameCenter...

Anywho... there's 16 achievements that are pretty nice, and might take some time to get... like "complete the level Lumpy Stick in under 16 seconds" and "take more than 35 seconds to complete the level Warp Blocker" - along with achievements for getting through each of the worlds, and more for getting through the worlds with 3 stars on every level...

It's really a nice, professional, very polished game. For a buck there's plenty of content, and I'm very glad the dev made it 99 cents, otherwise I probably wouldn't have checked this game out.



**** and then arta posted and I played a bit more... ****



After playing more, I've got to agree with Arta... seems I came back here to tell you guys what the game was like a little too soon...


I've had to restart more than a couple levels because of this tapping on the characters=switching the tracks issue.

I've got to totally agree with Arta as well - that being able to tap on the side of the screen, or keep the tapping on the characters, as well as let us tap on the side/not on the track (there's almost always a big chunk of area that doesn't have the track on it...) to make the characters speed up - would be a great idea.

I don't think it really ruins the game completely... but I've started to be really careful around the turns, letting my guys slow down while they go around them, just so I won't accidently turn any of the track's switches, which also brings my level times down, which kinda sucks...

But I can still get 3 stars on the levels while doing that... so... like I said... it's doesn't completely ruin the game...

I would still recommend this to friends...



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And I do recommend it, especially for a buck! I'm having loads of fun with it. =o)
09-19-2011, 02:07 PM
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