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iPhone: Powerboat Challenge Review?

11-12-2008, 02:54 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 11
Powerboat Challenge Review?

Hello,
I just wonder, if this game will be reviewed in the near future. What I can see, this game looks fantastic! Hope they will review it very soon!
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=295365614&mt=8

Last edited by SnowTiger; 11-12-2008 at 03:00 PM.
11-12-2008, 03:00 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
There is a review of it on the iPhone Games Network, and there is a YouTube video review from MobiRiot.

11-12-2008, 03:05 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 536
You must be desparate... posting twice on slidetoplay forums too.
11-12-2008, 03:05 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 292
11-12-2008, 03:25 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 362
I found game play to be torturous. Slow and uninteresting with almost little repeat play value for me. I found myself wanting to scream stop with the idiotic dialogue screens. I just want to play the game.

Purchased, played with it for a bit and is now off my phone - most likely permanently.

That should say enough.
11-12-2008, 03:36 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,841
Hmm...why such wildly disparate reviews? ...hard to get a true handle here.
11-13-2008, 04:21 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 11
@wastedyuthe: Many thanks for the hint. I read the review and afterwards I bought the game.

I Have to say this is a fantastic game. Ok in the beginning the boats are slow, but if you earned some money and did some upgrades, the game gets awesome.

So It seems I'm totally on the other side than iago, but heh everyone has its own taste.

For example, I found Kroll the most disappointing game! OK, the graphics looks fantastic, but the gameplay really sucks. The hype around the game remembers me of the game "Aquanox". Maybe someone remembers this game. It was also a fantastic looking game, but the gameplay was so boring. I finished Kroll in about 30 minutes. And there is no reason for me to play it again.

I played Powerboat Challenge for about 5 hours now, and I'm about half way through the game. So that is what I call reasonable price. For 4 bucks I get 10 hours of entertainment.
11-13-2008, 04:34 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: India
Posts: 381
A found it to be a great game! at first the boats are slow no doubt...but once you buy upgrades it's all sorted out. The main thing is that it feels like a real boat. Making sharp turns is impossible, breaking is sluggish which adds to a powerboat feel. it is very challenging...especially the last island and the buoys are very well placed. A fine demonstration of what the iPhone/iPod can do graphically. My rating 3 and a half out of 5