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iPhone: Tell me why CatchaMouse is better than Bigfoot

05-01-2009, 08:30 PM
#1
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Tell me why CatchaMouse is better than Bigfoot

The games are very VERY similar. I'd love to know why you think Catchamouse did so much better than "Bag Bigfoot." I have my own opinions.

Thanks.

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05-01-2009, 08:35 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
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Why is Blocked better than all the other traffic games? Luck plays into it.
IMO, CatchaMouse has more polished graphics "cuter" and a free version.

05-01-2009, 08:36 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
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1. There was Catcha Mouse, the paid version is Catcha Mouse 2, and the regular free version already did very well.
2. It was featured on iTunes
3. Maybe people just like playing as a mouse and like the graphics a little better than playing as a Bigfoot monster person

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05-01-2009, 08:38 PM
#4
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I think most developers don't know the power of the "Cuteness Factor" sells big
05-01-2009, 08:38 PM
#5
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Because mice exist

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05-01-2009, 08:40 PM
#6
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Location: Washington
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I think Mouse games are just in right now, just bought "Need for Cheese"

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=313646979&mt=8
05-01-2009, 08:43 PM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rad View Post
I think most developers don't know the power of the "Cuteness Factor" sells big
Just to add to that.. http://vator.tv/news/show/2009-01-20...r-casual-games
"Women continue to account for the majority (74 percent) of all casual gamers."
05-01-2009, 09:08 PM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveMc99 View Post
Just to add to that.. http://vator.tv/news/show/2009-01-20...r-casual-games
"Women continue to account for the majority (74 percent) of all casual gamers."
Haha... ::raises hand::

I actually have a single page dedicated to games with cute icons.
05-01-2009, 09:10 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: USA
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The Bigfoot guy looks really ugly. This version is 0.99 while the other version is free with a number 2. The free version isn't even really a lite version, it's a full game with a lot of levels. Catcha A Mouse 2 is kind of like an expansion pack. Your game looks good though except for Bigfoot artwork wise.
05-01-2009, 09:12 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by PlayScreen View Post
The games are very VERY similar. I'd love to know why you think Catchamouse did so much better than "Bag Bigfoot." I have my own opinions.

Thanks.
I think the problem is you charge 99 cents for a game that you can play online for free, not similar it's the exact thing except with a cat. Catchamouse was popular because it was free as well. Why should I pay 99 cents for a game that I can get for free on two systems (computer, iPhone/iPod)?

EDIT - Just to clarify, I have both. I bought Bag Bigfoot before I knew about Catchamouse. I downloaded Catchamouse because it was free, I played it and I enjoyed it more than Bigfoot.